Minnesota Hospital Association


August 17, 2015

MHA Newsline: Aug. 17, 2015

In this issue 

Member spotlight: Mayo Clinic Health System volunteers Carole and Jim Lang earn MHA Volunteers of the Year Award

Carole and Jim Lang, volunteers at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, received the 2015 Volunteers of the Year Award from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). Together, the duo are the quintessential ambassadors for the organization, having generously given 6,445 hours of volunteer time to benefit the hospital and its patients.   

Carole officially joined the Auxiliary in 1981 and has become a charter member, embracing its mission wholeheartedly. During her tenure she has held nearly every office, many of them at least twice. Jim joined in 2001 and has become one of the Auxiliary's most valuable members. Carole represents energy, ideas, strength, organization, leadership, friendship, reliability and more. Want something done? Call Carole. But be willing to let her add her special touches because she will always make it better than you ever expected! And wherever Carole is, Jim is close behind. There is nothing Jim can't make, fix, improve or figure out.   

Through their generous acts of kindness, Carole and Jim Lang contribute to the well-being of the organization and the patients it serves. They are a testament to the values that ensure high-quality, safe and nurturing care is provided to patients each and every day: respect, compassion, integrity, healing, teamwork, excellence, innovation and stewardship.   

Learn more about the MHA awards on MHA’s websitereturn to top  

Trauma 101 programs scheduled for September

The Minnesota Statewide Trauma System will hold two free classes for trauma program managers/coordinators and trauma registrars. The Trauma Program Manager 101 class, for managers new to the role or wanting a refresher, will be held Sept. 23. The MNTrauma 101 class is scheduled for Sept. 24 and will address the registry. Both programs will be held in Mankato.   

For more information, download the registration brochures for Trauma Program Manager 101 and MNTrauma 101return to top   

MHA Annual Meeting Sept. 16-18

The MHA Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 16-18 at Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd. LeadingAge Minnesota members will attend sessions on Friday, Sept. 18. 

Speakers include Jefferson Medical College health policy professor David Nash, M.D, MBA; Sg2 senior vice president Bill Woodson; and internationally known speaker and best-selling author Rob Quillen.   

Nash’s session, “Health Care Quality, Vision, Strategy and Tools,” will compile the most current information on quality issues, tools and strategies impacting health care and provide invaluable tools for centering health care efforts around the needs of the patient.   

During “Health Care Landscape: The Road Ahead,” Woodson will share national trends and market forces impacting post-acute care coupled with strategies and tactics to help practitioners understand costs and restructure the patient journey.   

Quillen’s session, “Why Wait: Helping Dreams Come True,” will help attendees realize that they have the power to change another person’s life. 

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (MN BENHA) has approved MHA Annual Meeting sessions on Friday, Sept. 18, for a total of three contact hours. Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will not receive credit. 

For more information, view the brochure or visit MHA’s website; log in and click on “Calendar of Events” to register. return to top   

DHS Direct Care and Treatment listening sessions scheduled for August, September

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Direct Care and Treatment Administration (DCT) is holding six regional meetings to discuss Minnesota’s safety net for people with mental illnesses, substance use disorders and disabilities. MHA members are encouraged to attend the meetings and share their views on the state’s role for treating Minnesotans with complex mental and behavioral health needs.   

The first meeting is scheduled in Marshall on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lyon County Government Center. Additional meetings will follow in Fergus Falls, Duluth, Bemidji, Rochester and St. Paul. View the flier to learn more.   

DHS will also be taking comments via email at safetynet.dhs@state.mn.usreturn to top   

SANE training Oct. 5-9

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) will offer sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) training Oct. 5-9 at the Best Western Capitol Ridge Hotel in St. Paul.   

Registration is free with a $125 fee for breakfast, lunch and snacks provided throughout the week.

Space is limited to 25 nurses with priority given to nurses practicing in Minnesota. Registration priority will be given to nurses who practice in greater/rural Minnesota. Nurses from the Twin Cities area will be given second priority and nurses from outside Minnesota will be given third priority. Within each priority category, applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.   

Applications will be considered complete after submission of payment for the following: Placeholder fee ($200): 

  • Each registrant must provide a $200 placeholder fee to reserve a spot. This fee will be refunded to individuals who complete the full training or who are not selected to attend the training. 
  • Food fee ($125): This fee will go toward providing breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the week. This fee will be refunded to individuals who are not selected to attend the training. 

This training is funded by Minnesota’s Office of Justice Programs at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. View the flier to learn more and register.   

With questions, contact Kari Ogrodowski, Medical Forensic Exam Access Project coordinator, 651-288-7450. return to top