Thank you for attending the Missouri Hospital Association’s 95th Annual Convention & Trade Show, held Nov. 1-3, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. Presentations from several of the speakers are available under the tab below.

Save the date for MHA's 96th Annual Convention & Trade Show: November 7-9, 2018 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

  • 2017 Award Winners
  • 2017 Presentations
  • Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • PMG Agendas
  • Trade Show
  • Hotel

MHA Aim for Excellence Award

Capital Region Medical Center
Jefferson City, Mo.

Northeast Regional Medical Center
Kirksville, Mo.

MHA Distinguished Service Award

Mark Laney, M.D., CEO
Mosaic Life Care
St. Joseph, Mo.

MHA Visionary Leadership Award

Laureen K. Tanner, R.N., MSN, FACHE, President and CEO
Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
Maryland Heights, Mo.

MHA Trustee of the Year

Omanez Fockler, R.N.
Texas County Memorial Hospital
Houston, Mo.

Peggy Dunn
Truman Medical Centers Inc.
Kansas City, Mo.

MHA Health Policy Leadership Award

Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden
Jefferson City, Mo.


MONL Excellence in Nursing Award

Helen Cassidy, R.N., BSN, MSN, Hospice Director
Mercy Hospice St. Louis
St. Louis, Mo.


MONL Rising Nurse Leader Award

Julie Grace, R.N., BSN, CCRN, Nurse Clinician
Mercy Hospital St. Louis
St. Louis, Mo.


Midwest Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals Award for Excellence

Citizens Memorial Hospital
Bolivar, Mo.


Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries Outstanding Auxilian Award

Phyllis Cottrell
Mercy Hospital Joplin
Joplin, Mo.


Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries Auxiliary of the Year Award

Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Harrisonville, Mo.


SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Audrain Auxiliary
Mexico, Mo.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital Jefferson City Auxiliary
Jefferson City, Mo.

CoxHealth Auxiliary
Springfield, Mo.

Donate Life Award

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Mo.


Research Medical Center
Kansas City, Mo. 


For additional information, view the News Releases page of MHAnet.


berkowitzsExecutive Briefing
“The Five Game Changers in Health Care for 2018”
Steve Berkowitz, M.D.
Founder and President
SMB Health Consulting
Austin, Texas
View Presentation

Makary, MartyGeneral Session
“Modern Medicine's Transparency Revolution”
Marty Makary, M.D.
Surgical Director
Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Center
Arlington, Va.
View Presentation

Nemtin,BenGeneral Session
“The Buried Life: Six Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your List”
Ben Nemtin
Managing Director
Four Peaks Media Group
Venice, Calif.
View Presentation
Listen to TEDx Talk
Thank You Convention Sponsors
Thank you to this year's sponsors and exhibitors.


Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority
Vizient, Inc.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
APS Staffing
athenahealth, Inc.
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Cerner Corporation
HealthCare Associates Credit Union
Mid-America Transplant
Midwest Transplant Network

360 Degree Medicine
Background Check Advantage
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
HCA Midwest Health
Healthcare Services Group
Health eCareers
Lyon Software
Providers Insurance Consultants
Sound Physicians
Spectrum Enterprise
Spencer Fane LLP
Tax Favored Benefits
The Delta Companies
USA Radiology Management Solutions, LLC

Thank You Convention Exhibitors

2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
360 Energy Engineers | Willdan
Accelerando, Inc.
ACI Boland Architects
Advanced TeleHealth Solutions
ARCH Design, Artwork & Framing
Argus Radiology - Personalizing TeleRadiology
Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.
Axis Communications
Behavioral Health Response
Best Healthcare Communications
Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories
Brown Smith Wallace LLC
Bukay Companies
careGen Group Inc.
Carl A. Nelson & Company
Cantata Health, LLC
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Christner Inc.
Clinical Radiologists
Cohen Architectural Woodworking
Compi Distributors Inc.
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services
CoNexus Solutions
Culligan Industrial Water
DeWitt & Associates, Inc.
Docs Who Care
Electronic Contracting Company
Energy Solutions Professionals
Faultless Linen
Global Reach Internet Productions
Group Benefit Services
Harmon Construction, Inc.
HCA Asset Management
HCFS, Inc.
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
HealthCurve Analytics
Health Facilities Group, LLC
HFR Design - Healthcare Architects
HMN Architects, Inc.
Hoefer Wysocki
Holland Construction Services, Inc.
Home State Health Plan
Hubbell Wiring Devices
IMPACT Signs, Awnings, Wraps
Ingenious Med, Inc.
Inland Associates Inc.
Interior Landscapes, LLC
Jackson Physician Search
KCI an Acelity Company
Kelly Construction Group, Inc.
Kuhlmann Supply Company/Steril-Aire
Lawrence Group Architects
LHC Group
Locum Life
McCownGordon Construction
MCN Healthcare
MedFare LLC
Medical Information Technology, Inc.
Merritt Hawkins
Multicard Healthcare
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Missouri Care
Missouri Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Missouri Poison Center
Missouri Telehealth Network
Missouri Vocational Enterprises
Mobile Instrument Services
Moneta Group
Morgan Hunter HealthSearch
Murray Company
Nabholz Construction Services
National Diabetes Prevention Program
NOA Medical Industries
Offsite Image Management, Inc.
Pension Consultants, Inc.
Pharmacy Systems Inc./PSI Supply Chain Solutions
PIC 1 Medical
Praxair Distribution Inc.
Premier Specialty Network
Professional Credit Management, Inc.
Purchasing Power Inc.
QVS Medical Consulting
Redivus Health
RoofTech Consulting, Inc.
Sanofi Pasteur Vaccines
Scrubs & Beyond
Scrub Hub on Wheels
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Siemens Building Technology
SSM Health
St. Louis - Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
STAT Courier
Stericycle, Inc.
SteriPort Solutions
STL Communications, Inc.
Stryker Medical
TAK Points
Tech Electronics, Inc.
TeleHealth Services
The Gideons International Auxiliary of Missouri
The Korte Company
The Medicus Firm
Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
Trinity Tower and Coil Cleaning, Inc.
United Excel Corporation
University of Missouri Health Management and Informatics
USI Insurance Services LLC
Vantage Point Consulting
Vision Care Direct
Warner Communications
Weldy Lamont
Western Specialty Contractors
WGU Missouri
William Woods University

Personal Membership Groups are organizations affiliated with MHA that are primarily comprised of employees of MHA-member institutions or others who provide services to the hospital community. MHA provides organizational support and coordinates educational programming to promote professional growth within the various health professions.

PMG educational programs provide opportunities to network with colleagues and stay up-to-date on the latest health care trends specific to your profession. These events are open to all registered attendees unless otherwise noted. The following PMGs will provide educational programming at this year’s convention.

Click on the following PMG name to access the agenda.

  • Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys — MSHCA
  • Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries — MAHA
  • Missouri Chaplains Association — MCA
  • Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering — MOSHE
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association - Show-Me Chapter — HFMA
  • Missouri Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration — MSHHRA
  • Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders — MONL
  • Heart of America Chapter for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy — HACHCA
  • Missouri Association of Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management —MAHPMM
  • Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality — MoAHQ
  • Missouri Association of Social Work Leaders in Health Care — MASWLHC
  • Midwest Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals — MAHVRP

For more information about the trade show, sponsorships or to reserve your exhibit space, visit the trade show page, or contact Gwen Pelzer at 573/893-3700, ext. 1335, or gpelzer@mhanet.com.

Hotel Reservation and Cancellation Policy

All major credit cards, or a personal or company check, will be accepted to guarantee overnight reservations. To avoid charges to your credit card, cancellations must be made by Monday, Oct. 16. If you do not show for the indicated arrival date, your credit card will be charged for one night’s stay and any remaining nights canceled. Room rates are $114 for standard rooms, $164 for one-bedroom suites, and $207 for two-bedroom suites.

Deposits will be refunded only if your cancellation notice reaches Tan-Tar-A’s office by Oct. 16. Please make your hotel reservations early by calling 573/348-3131 or visiting www.tan-tar-a.com. Use the group access code “MHAR” to access group reservations.