2017 Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants Annual Conference

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Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Provided by MHA Center for Education

Supported by Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants

Dates & Location

Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7, 2017

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The Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, Mo.
Online hotel reservation

Register on or before Friday, March 31.

Pre-conference Registration Fee — $50 (lunch included)
Thursday Evening Dinner — $35

Conference Registration Fee:
MHCEA members — $150
Nonmembers — $180

The conference fee includes the Thursday evening social, Friday lunch, refreshments and program materials.

Hotel Registration

Room rate: $109 per night, plus $6 resort fee and tax, single or double occupancy
Group code: MHA — MO Healthcare Executive Assistants
Cut-off date: March 6, 2017

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations must be made by 4 p.m., at least seven days prior to your arrival date, or a charge equivalent to one night plus taxes and fees will be charged to your credit card.


executive and administrative assistants working in health care and health services


Thursday, April 6

Pre-Conference Registration Fee: $50 (You can attend one, two or all sessions.)
This is an instructor-led workshop; you do not need to bring a laptop.

8:30 a.m. — Registration

9:30 a.m.OneNote for Individual Use
Gini von Courter, MBA
Triad Consulting
Traverse City, Mich.

OneNote is a great tool for note taking, organizing and sharing — whether the notes are research notes (like Pinterest for business), meeting notes, or simply ideas or posts you wish to record for future use or sharing. This session is an introduction to what you, as an individual, can do with OneNote. You do not need to have any prior experience to benefit from this course. If you would like to play along, make sure you have OneNote installed on your laptop and bring it with you, but it’s not required — you will learn a lot just by watching.

Topics include:

  • introduction to OneNote
  • working with text
  • rearranging notes on a page
  • creating pages and notebooks
  • tagging notes
  • inserting time and date, hyperlinks, and tables
  • creating a bulleted or numbered list
  • working with pictures, graphics and screen clipping
  • adding audio or video notes
  • organizing your notes with sections
  • grouping and moving pages between notebooks
  • searching OneNote
  • PowerTips for formatting in OneNote

Noon — Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m. — OneNote for Teams
Gini von Courter, MBA

OneNote benefits teams, even if you are the only team member using it. This session builds on the OneNote for Individual Use session, demonstrating how to use OneNote to take and share meeting notes during or after a meeting.

Topics include:

  • inserting documents in OneNote
  • attaching a document or file
  • sharing audio or video recordings with others
  • distributing notes to colleagues
  • creating a shared notebook
  • PowerTips for meeting notes with OneNote
  • summarizing meeting actions
  • working with shared notes

2:15 p.m. — Break

2:30 p.m. — Fabulous Mobile Apps for iOS and Android (and Some for Windows too)
Gini von Courter, MBA

A fast and furious overview of low-cost and free apps for mobile devices, including apps for to-do lists; document storage, collaboration and sharing; international text and chat; note taking; travel planning; capturing and sharing photos; and a few miscellaneous apps.

3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Office Q&A
Gini von Courter

Have questions about an Office app? What about a problem that is stumping you and perhaps your IT folks? Bring your question to Microsoft Office Q&A. Gini von Courter and a handful of your closest MHCEA colleagues will provide answers, or at least remind you that you are not struggling alone! If you are having an issue with a specific document or type of document, please bring a sample document on a USB drive; mask or remove any sensitive document data.

5:15 p.m. — District Meetings

6 p.m. — Welcome/Social Hour

Take this opportunity to renew friendships and welcome new members or those attending for their first time. It is sure to set the stage for a conference that is both informative and educational.

7 p.m. — Networking Dinner (ticket required)

Relax while dining and networking with your peers. This year’s theme is western, so saddle up and wear your best western outfit!

Friday, April 7

8 a.m. — MHA Overview: Program and Services
Herb B. Kuhn
President and CEO
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Herb Kuhn will present an overview of the work that's being done at the Missouri Hospital Association and issues facing health care in today’s fast-paced world.

8:45 a.m. — Population Health — What Is It? What’s Ahead?
Michael L. LeFevre, M.D., MSPH,
Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair
Family & Community Medicine
University of Missouri, Columbia

The term “population health” is being used in a variety of settings and in a variety of ways. Efforts to address population health primarily result from reforming care models and reforming payment to reflect value. The current state and potential futurelocally and nationallywill be highlighted.

9:30 a.m. — Break/Check-Out

10 a.m. — Nutrition 8 to 5
Megan Craven
Supervisor of Benefits and Wellness
Saint Luke’s Health System
Kansas City, Mo.

During this session, Megan will discuss strategies to develop good eating habits within your work environment. Attendees will be provided with a list of do’s and don’ts for the busy assistant to help you along the way.

11 a.m. — It’s Getting Hot in Here!
Amy Francis
Health & Wellness Coordinator
Mercy Health System

Nancy S. Martin Hinds, R.N.
Clinical Supervisor
Mercy Corporate Health and Wellness
St. Louis, Mo.

Are you ready to engage in some hot topics in women’s health? We will discuss the importance of the mind-body connection in your overall well-being through the practice of exercise and mindfulness. Additionally, we will candidly discuss menopause, which occurs in the life of every woman. Whether naturally or medically induced, it can be a chaotic life-changing event. This presentation will focus on ways to regain control of your body. Nothing is off the table during this session.

Noon — Lunch and Annual Business Meeting

1:30 p.m. — Your Winner Within
Holly Hoffman
Speaker and Author
Eureka, S.D.

Life is made up of challenges. And, often times we are faced with situations we perceive to be insurmountable. In those times of uncertainty, many of us lack the internal compass to guide ourselves back into the light. Our thoughts turn to the negative and we inadvertently use our fears and emotions to our own detriment. Conversely, it is the ability to focus our thoughts, emotions and energy that allows us to achieve success — if only we have the knowledge, tools and discipline to do so.

In Holly Hoffman’s keynote and her book “Your Winner Within,” she not only offers encouragement and optimism, but also a roadmap for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Her methods are intuitive, honest and adaptable to nearly any situation. Best of all, the methods and ideas presented are ones Holly uses herself, day-in and day-out, to achieve success. You will receive the benefit of a lifetime of experience and the progressive evolution of her techniques to near perfection through the personal challenges faced in her own life.

This is a must for anyone seeking guidance on positivity, determination, confidence, success and so much more. You will feel empowered to change your life!

3 p.m. — Adjournment

Charitable Organization

Each year, MHCEA adopts a charitable organization. This year, MHCEA has selected Harmony House, Springfield, Mo.  Please view their wish list to learn more about this organization's needs and how you can help contribute.

Meeting Notes

Dress for the meeting is business casual.
Dress for Thursday evening social and dinner is western attire.
Layered clothing is recommended for your comfort.

MHCEA Membership Dues

If you are not a member of MHCEA and would like to join for $30, please submit payment with your registration fee or join online.

For More Information

Contact Darla Shipman
Phone: 573/893-3700, ext. 1332
Fax: 573/893-7603