Minnesota Hospital Association


December 01, 2014

MHA Newsline: Dec. 1, 2014

In this issue 

Maureen Swan to lead training camp for rookie trustees at MHA Winter Conference

Maureen Swan, frequent MHA speaker and president of Bloomington, Minnesota based consulting firm MedTrend, Inc. will lead the annual Training Camp for Rookie Trustees at the 2015 Winter Trustee Conference.   

This extended session is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 9 and will help newer trustees: 

  • understand fundamental issues and expectations of health care boards and trustees; 
  • understand the challenges of governance in leading through reform; 
  • learn about basic board and trustee roles and responsibilities; and 
  • gain an overview of basic finance and reimbursement. 

The session is designed for any trustee who has served less than three years on his or her hospital board.   

The Winter Trustee Conference is scheduled for Jan. 9-11 at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Click here for more information.   

The deadline to reserve accommodations at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest is Dec. 19. Rooms tend to sell out for the conference, so book right away to ensure your spot. You can reserve your room online herereturn to top   

AHA launches flu vaccine awareness campaign

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has launched a collaborative effort with national health care organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage everyone to get a flu vaccination. This year’s flu season takes on fresh importance in light of the Ebola health crisis and the need to keep preventable cases of the flu out of the emergency department.   

Visit the United Against the Flu campaign web page for resources, infographics and promotional messaging your hospital can use to spread the word on the importance of vaccination. The efforts of the campaign culminate during CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 7-13. return to top   

Participants wanted for Health Care Homes Advisory Committee

The Minnesota Health Care Homes Advisory Committee has five vacancies available. The advisory committee advises the Commissioner of Health on ongoing implementation of the health care homes program including payment and quality measures. Vacancies are available for employer, health care professional, and certified health care home representatives as well as others. 

MHA members who are certified health care homes are encouraged to apply for the advisory committee. Three or four meetings are to be held annually. Application forms are available online and must be submitted by Dec. 23, 2014. For more information or to apply, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website. return to top