Learning Events Designed Specifically for Healthcare Organization Trustees

Posted on April 27, 2018

The MHA knows that hospitals and health systems rely on their governing boards for assistance in navigating the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. The association is currently offering two learning opportunities designed especially for members of these boards to help them effectively fill this role.

Michigan capitol buildingOne of these offerings is an advocacy day that the MHA has designed expressly for members of healthcare organization governing boards, taking place at 8:30 a.m. May 15 at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center, Lansing. State budget director John Walsh will outline the state budget proposals supporting Michigan providers, after which members of the MHA advocacy team will outline statewide behavioral health initiatives, what the federal government has enacted (or failed to enact) in terms of the Affordable Care Act, and activities to combat the opioid epidemic.

Following lunch, Elizabeth Gorz, senior policy advisor for the state of Michigan, and Elizabeth Hertel, director of advocacy at Livonia-based Trinity Health, will provide Health Policy Committee updates and outline the impact of the proposed legislative work requirements for Medicaid recipients. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required.

Excellence in GovernmanceThe second current opportunity is the 2018-2019 class of the Excellence in Governance Fellowship. The MHA is accepting enrollment for this class of the fellowship through June 15. This year-long program is designed to provide the highest level of competencies for board members who are leading healthcare transformation. The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship helps trustees constantly learn by informing them about challenges and trends and teaches them how to be a strategic leader.

Participants will meet five times a year, with sessions focusing on financial, strategic and ethical oversight; establishing clear and dependable patient safety and quality monitoring systems; the interdependence of physician, executive and board leadership to improving health and patient experience; and developing capacity to lead and drive change at a pace that keeps the organization relevant.

More than 150 governing board members have graduated from the fellowship. An online testimonial demonstrates how valuable the experience was to one graduate.

For additional information on either of these programs, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.


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