In this issue
spotlight: Mary Maertens, champion for health care
This past spring, MHA recognized Mary Maertens, regional
president and CEO of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, with the 2015
Spirit of Advocacy Award. Having a strong hospital presence at the state
legislature and before Congress is deeply dependent on strong participation and
advocacy by members. Mary Maertens is a champion for health care in Minnesota.
Mary began her career as a registered nurse and held a variety of nursing and
leadership roles before becoming the organization’s president and CEO in 2007.
Mary demonstrates her commitment to MHA by actively participating in committees
including Policy and Advocacy, Nurse Staffing and as chair of Minnesota
Hospitals: Strengthening Healthy Communities campaign steering committee. She
extends her knowledge and experience outside of Minnesota to generate
grassroots and community activity in support of the mission of our hospitals.
Click here to learn more about the 2015 MHA award
recipients. return to top
MN Healthy Communities on Facebook
The MN Healthy Communities website, www.mnhealthycommunities.org, highlights the
ways Minnesota’s hospitals work beyond their physical walls to
strengthen the health of all Minnesotans. It chronicles the way hospitals
are improving the health of their communities, prioritizing mental health, and
ensuring communities stand prepared for any emergency. MHA members are asked to
contribute hospital stories in these areas to be shared statewide and on social
media. In addition, please
link to the www.mnhealthycommunities.org
website from your website to boost our search engine results.
The MN Healthy Communities Facebook page works to
engage visitors and direct them to the website to explore additional content
and learn more about what our hospitals are doing. The success of the social
media campaign will be greatly influenced by your interaction. If you haven’t already done so, please
“like” the MN Healthy Communities Facebook page and individual posts, and share
them to increase awareness of the campaign.
To submit your story ideas and for questions, contact Ashley Gauster, MHA member services and communications specialist,
651-603-3545. return to top
deadline June 21 for Summer Trustee Conference
MN BENHA approves conference for credit hours
Minnesota hospital board members who plan to
attend MHA’s 29th Annual Summer Trustee Conference are encouraged to
make their reservations now as the deadline for accommodations is June 21. The
conference is July 10-12 at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria.
Conference highlights include presentations from speaker, strategist, and
author, Liz Jazweic; recently retired local broadcast journalist Don Shelby;
and internationally known speaker and award winning author Rob Quillen.
Conference received MN
The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA) has
approved this conference for up to 7.75 credit hours.
For more information or to register, download the conference brochure or visit the MHA website. return to top