In this issue
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 website. return to top
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 101. return to top
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. return to top
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
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,
Applications will be considered complete after submission of payment for the
Placeholder fee ($200):
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
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