Build a Foundation for Leadership Success

Sept. 26 | MHA Headquarters, Okemos

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 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.


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.

CEOs reconvene at 10:45 a.m. in the Barth Room with MHA Senior Vice President of Health Policy, Peter Schonfeld.

11 a.m.
Governance Education Session (reconvene in the Board Room)

Getting to Know You
Each person will say a few words about the size, representation and structure of the board, and their service on their board

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lunch (Board Room)

12 – 2 p.m.
The Board’s Role in Ensuring A Workforce Prepared for the Future
Kimberly McNally
, McNally & Associates, Seattle

With the convergence of an aging population, chronic disease burden, new market entrants, workforce shortages and a changing technological landscape, implications for the healthcare workforce abound. To meet strategic commitments, governing boards need to address the human resource capabilities needed for the future. By asking strategic questions, and working in partnership with management, boards that strengthen engagement in workforce planning and development will ensure a workforce prepared to serve the future health needs of the community.

Contact Erica Leyko at the MHA for more information about future sessions. 

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