MHA Leadership Institute, 2 ACHE Panel Presentation

March 7-9th


Panel 1:  Multi-generational Leadership
Panelists: Deborah Dittberner, M.D., chief medical officer, Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria, MN; James Bymark, vice president, clinical development, Fairview Range Medical Center, Hibbing, MN; Andrew Houlton, M.D., chief medical officer, North Memorial Health, Robbinsdale, MN; Amy Long, site administrator, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Fairmont, MN

Description:  As the health care environment changes and our workforce becomes more diverse, so does the role of leadership. The current work environment is like none we’ve ever experienced. As we heard in our opening session, our distinct generations all have different thoughts, ideas and values of what they want in the culture of their workplace environment. While we continue to face a mixture of challenges from workforce changes and demands, caring for our community continues to be our ultimate goal. This session will explore the concept of multigenerational leadership and the importance of developing open communication and deep understanding of varying perspectives.

Panel 2. Improving the Health Status of Your Community – Collaborative Approach to Better Mental Health Care

Panelists: Laura Ackman, ACHE, J.D., administrator/chief operating officer, Essentia Health – Northern Pines, Aurora, MN; Ashley Conner, B.S., MHP, health integration manager, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, St. Cloud, MN Moderator – Tania Daniels, PT, MBA, vice president, quality and patient safety, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN

Description: Health care organizations exist to serve the communities in which they reside. Though community health has always been a focus for these organizations, new regulations and issues require them to take an active role. The health of a community has a critical impact on a health care organization’s planning, operations, financial sustainability, outcomes and success. Partnering with other organizations for the health status of your community is of utmost importance. This session will provide you with a look at three organizations that have developed new working/partnering relationships with other organizations in their communities on the issue of integrated health care around mental and behavioral health in order to improve health and positive outcomes for their communities.