Sept. 26, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Country Club of Lansing

Healthcare leaders know there are strong views about the future of healthcare and have options that must be seriously weighed in the context of their organization’s mission and the community it serves. It is critical that both hospital administration and healthcare governing bodies comprehend these opportunities and challenges to navigate this changing environment successfully.

The MHA and its members work together to position Michigan as an example of what healthcare providers can do when we collaborate, embrace transparency, and meet patients and communities where they are in their health journey. By sharing the MHA’s collective knowledge and resources with board members, we can be stronger providers and advocates.

To achieve this goal, the MHA is holding an orientation for governing board members. Complete the registration form to the left to join us for this critical event for healthcare trustees. 


Complete the form below and submit to Erica Leyko via email or fax to (517) 327-4507. 

Download the Form

What to Expect

The first part of the day will be a briefing on the areas where trustees can support the MHA’s advocacy, access to care, and patient safety efforts. New hospitals and health system CEOs will be invited to attend the briefing, as well. The last part of the day includes a trustee-only educational session on a board’s legal duties and responsibilities and how to use knowledge and teamwork to lead.

Attendees can register separately for either the MHA briefing or the governance educational session, or register to attend both. A fee of $25 is required to register for the governance session.

For attendees only joining the MHA briefing, the session adjourns at 10:30 a.m. For full-day participants, lunch will be provided.


Chief executives and trustees will meet together for the MHA staff briefings.

8:30 - 9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction and MHA Overview
Clark Ballard
, senior vice president, Member Relations & Education, MHA

9:15 a.m.
MHA Strategic Outlook
Brian Peters

9:35 a.m.
MHA Advocacy
Chris Mitchell
, senior vice president, Advocacy, MHA

10 a.m.
MHA Keystone Center
Brittany Bogan
, CPPS, vice president, Patient Safety & Quality, MHA

10:30 a.m.
At this time CEOs and trustees will break into separate groups. Trustees registered to participate in the governance education session will reconvene at 11 a.m.; for those not registered, the orientation is concluded.

11 a.m.
Governance Education Session
Share Your Story:

  • The hospital’s mission statement
  • The size of the board
  • Representation on the board (hospital leadership, physicians, board members)
  • The board’s committee structure
  • The frequency of board meetings
  • Board term limits
  • What would make you a better board member? Share one area where you’d like to be more informed

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

12:30 - 3 p.m.
Being an Effective Trustee: Roles, Responsibilities & Leadership
Stacy Cantu
, Vice President/Chief Governance Officer, Texas Health Resources, Arlington

Materials for Attendees

Handout materials for the conference can be downloaded now and copies will be made available at the event. Trustee Orientation materials will remain on the website following the orientation.

MHA presentations

Being an Effective Trustee: Roles, Responsibilities & Leadership


Leading Michigan to Better Health

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