Build a Foundation for Leadership Success
Myriad challenges and opportunities affect our industry as we strive to improve health across the state. Among them are legislators who continue to attack the Affordable Care Act and the Healthy Michigan Plan, as well as the damage inflicted by the opioid epidemic and behavioral health access shortages. These issues and others demand that both hospital administrators and their governing boards seriously weigh options in the context of their organization’s mission and the community it serves.
To inform healthcare board members about ways providers and the MHA are collaborating, embracing transparency, and meeting patients and communities where they are in their health journey, the MHA held a trustee orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018, at the MHA headquarters in Okemos.
The orientation began with a briefing on the MHA’s strategic priorities, advocacy and patient safety efforts. New hospital and health system CEOs were invited to join trustees for the MHA briefing.
The remainder of the day consisted of a trustee educational session on the board’s role in workforce design and development. With the convergence of an aging population, the chronic disease burden and workforce shortages, board members must work in partnership with management to ensure the workforce is prepared to serve the community’s needs. Attendees reviewed the challenges and explore strategic questions.