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Dates & Location

Thursday, May 16, to Friday, May 17

Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 East Main Street
Branson, Mo.
(417) 336-5400

Register on or before Wednesday, May 8.

This seminar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation.

Forum (MHA-member hospitals only) $295
Guests must register for the forum to attend any of the general sessions.

Thursday’s networking lunch buffet is not included in the registration fee. The cost for the lunch is $28 per person.

Wednesday's Wine 101 - Mount Pleasant Winery Outing is not included in the registration fee. The cost for the wine outing is $65 per person. 

Note: A separate registration is needed if you plan to attend the Wednesday golf outing.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations should be made directly through the Hilton Branson Convention Center at 866/442-0959 or online.
Room rates are $149 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy
Reservations must be made by Friday, April 5, to guarantee rates.


Join executive and senior leaders, physician leaders and trustees from Missouri’s hospitals and health systems at MHA’s Leadership Forum. Gain insight into the trends that are transforming health care and learn ways to navigate increasingly complex environments. This unique forum brings together the nation’s top authorities in health care policy, population health, leadership development and governance, offering strategies and insights to help organizations better serve patients and communities.

Consider arriving early to enjoy all that Branson has to offer – register for the HSG golf outing, or visit a local winery! Hit the links with fellow CEOs, senior leaders and trustees at Branson Hills Golf Club, or enjoy a late afternoon wine tasting class at Mount Pleasant Winery – transportation will be provided. And, reconnect with old friends as you enjoy fabulous restaurants and shopping offered nearby. You won’t want to miss out on the fun, so register today!

Wednesday, May 15
11 a.m. — HSG Golf Outing and Social
Branson Hills Golf Club
100 N. Payne Stewart Drive
Branson, Mo.

Join us for a fun-filled day on the links with your hospital colleagues and their guests. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will follow at the social gathering. Not playing golf? Plan to join us at 4 p.m. at the golf club for great food, friendship and the announcement of golf winners! Golf registration is through HSG. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

3:15 p.m. — Wine 101 Outing
Mount Pleasant Winery

For our nongolfers, we will meet in the Hilton lobby at 3 p.m. to depart for Mount Pleasant Winery for a delightful Wine 101 class that includes wine tasting and snacks, and an opportunity to bottle your own dessert wine! Transportation will be provided. Wednesday’s wine outing is not included in the registration fee. The cost for the wine outing is $65 per person.


Thursday, May 16

7:30 a.m. — Forum Registration/Continental Breakfast

Critical Access Hospital Network/Rural Hospital Council Breakfast Meeting
CAH Network/Rural Hospital Council members only (Separate agenda information will be emailed to participants.)

9 a.m. — Welcome/Introductions

Steve Edwards
Chair, MHA Board of Trustees
President and Chief Executive Officer
Springfield, Mo.

9:15 a.m. — Reconceiving the Social Determinants of Health

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Co-Founder and CEO
Bridging Health & Community
London, England

Health care is struggling to effectively translate social determinants into new pathways to help people be healthier. Dr. Tamber will explain how seeing social circumstances solely through a biological lens limits not only our ability to influence them, but also our opportunity to reconceive the role of the health sector in society. He will share examples that illustrate a future for health care that goes beyond ‘community benefit’ and ‘corporate responsibility.’

10:30 a.m. — Energy Break

10:45 a.m. — Hospital Trustees and Leadership Teams – Working Together to Enhance Governance

Samuel Friede, MBA, FACHEFriede_Sam
Assistant Professor and Director of External Relations
Department of Health Policy & Management
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Penn.

The roles of hospital trustees and leadership teams are very interconnected. Friede will focus on specific ways the leadership team can work productively with trustees to enhance governance performance and the five major trustee responsibilities — planning, finance, quality, the CEO and internal governance.

Noon — Lunch Buffet (Ticket required)

1:15 p.m. — Aahhh – The Refreshing Leader

Kirk Weislerweislerk
Consultant and Author
Gilbert, Ariz.

Great leaders know they must take time to replenish themselves to keep their spirits fresh and their perspectives positive. Weisler will share tips on exactly how to do just that.

2:30 p.m. — Energy Break

2:45 p.m. — Building Unstoppable Teams – 4 Essential Actions of High-Performance Leaders

Alden Millsmillsa
CEO and Co-Founder
Perfect Fitness
Kentfield, Calif.

In today’s hard-charging world, your success is determined by your ability to lead others. There’s no greater challenge than galvanizing people into high-performing teams.

4 p.m. — A Word From Our Social Sponsors —
Spencer Fane LLP and STL Communications, Inc.

4:30 p.m. — Adjournment/Social
Sponsored by Spencer Fane LLP and STL Communications, Inc.

Friday, May 17

8 a.m. — Registration/Breakfast With Sponsors

9 a.m. — Population Health – Defining Outcomes by Asking the Right Questions

Kearney County Hospital
Lakin, Kan.

Value-based health care delivery in its simplest form is the practice of measuring changes in health outcomes against the cost of producing them — a complex process that requires the intervention of mission-focused, adaptive leaders. Anderson will share the questions we should ask patients and the collaborative relationships we should build to improve population health.

10:15 a.m. — Energy Break

10:45 a.m. — The Loyalty Switch

James Kanekanej
Most Quoted and Profiled Authority on Loyalty
Shavertown, Penn.

Combining the latest research in neurology, anthropology and behavioral psychology, this presentation will provide a new understanding of loyalty and human relationships. Kane will explain the science behind true loyalty and how it applies to the health care industry.

Noon — Adjournment

Continuing Education

ACHEThe MHA Health Institute is authorized to award 7.75 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log in to their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Thanks To Our Sponsors

This program was made possible by contributions from APS; BDO USA, LLP; HSG Family of Companies; Lancaster Pollard; LHC Group; Merritt Hawkins; Missouri Health & Educational Facilities Authority; Murray Company; Nabholz Construction; Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting; Spencer Fane LLP; STL Communications, Inc.; and The Delta Companies.

The Missouri Hospital Association and MHA Health Institute extend special thanks to our elite financial sponsor, APS.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The registration fee — minus a $50 service charge — is refundable if notice is received by Wednesday, May 8. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 8.

For More Information

Donna McCulloch
Convention and Meetings Coordinator
573/893-3700 ext. 1317