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MHA’s 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show

Make plans now to join us Nov. 6-8, 2019, at Margaritaville Lake Resort (formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort) in Osage Beach, Mo. Register online today!

  • Convention Schedule
  • PMG Agendas
  • Sponsor/Exhibit
  • Exhibit Hall Schedule
  • Exhibitor List
  • Hotel

 Wednesday, Nov. 6
7:30 a.m.– 4 p.m. MHA Special Interest Meetings — various times and locations
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. The Age of Consumerism: Seeing Health Care Through Outsiders’ Eyes — Ryan Donohue
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Meet & Mingle
5:15 p.m. Exhibit Hall Prize Winners Announced/Posted
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere! Party — sponsored by APS
 Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. MHA Special Interest Meetings — various times and locations
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. FRA Participants' Meeting
8:45 a.m. – Noon Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MHA Board Meeting
10 – 11 a.m. CEO/C-Suite/Department Leaders/Trustee Session — Community Collaboration, Trust and Servant Leadership — Tom Thibodeau
11:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Prize Winners Announced/Posted
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. MHA Board/Sponsor Luncheon
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Luanne Freer photo


On Top of the World: Combine Your Profession With Your Passion — Luanne Freer, M.D.

Medical Director, Yellowstone National Park
Founder and Director, Mount Everest Base Camp Clinic
Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.
3 – 4 p.m.Mitch Albom Photo FEATURED PRESENTATION

Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake and the Making of a Family — Mitch Albom

Author of Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Philanthropist, Columnist and Sports Reporter
Detroit, Mich.
4:15 – 5 p.m. MHA Annual Business Meeting
5 – 6:15 p.m. MHA Member Appreciation Reception — sponsored by Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority
6:15 – 9 p.m. Celebration of Achievement Awards Dinner
 Friday, Nov. 8
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. ACHE Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.Ronan Tynan Photo FEATURED PRESENTATION

Building a Capacity for Resilience — Ronan Tynan
Physician, Irish Tenor, Paralympic Champion
Scituate, Mass.
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.Ron Galloway Photo FEATURED PRESENTATION

The Disruptors: How Amazon, Google and Apple Plan to Change the Face of Health Care — Ron Galloway
Finance Researcher, Film Director and Author
Augusta, Ga.
11 a.m. Adjournment

PMG programming will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Thursday, Nov. 7.

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
  • Missouri Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration — MSHHRA
  • Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders — MONL
  • 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
  • Greater Heartland Chapter of HFMA

MHA 2019 Prospectus Cover Image97th Annual Trade Show

Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, MHA's Annual Convention & Trade Show is the best opportunity in Missouri for vendors to connect with health care leaders throughout the state. This annual educational event features nationally recognized speakers and provides 6 hours of direct contact with more than 1,000 key hospital decision-makers, including CEOs and professionals in the areas of finance, operations, purchasing, patient care, support services and facility planning. 


There are several sponsorship opportunities available for this year's event. Sponsor benefits are based on contribution level, but all sponsors receive the following.

  • complimentary registration for MHA's Annual Convention & Trade Show
  • four complimentary meal tickets
  • company name listed in promotional materials marketed to 10,000+ health care professionals
  • company name on MHA's website
  • registered attendee lists before & after convention
  • the opportunity to participate in sponsor prize drawings
  • complimentary beverages throughout event & light breakfast on Thursday

View the different levels of sponsorship and review the sponsor checklist for important deadlines and information. Note: The first deadline is Friday, July 19, to be featured in MHA's Convention Program Book!



2019 Exhibit Hall Map

Exhibitor booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and the space will be assigned when payment is received. Register early to get the early bird rate and to get the booth space you want! Benefits of exhibiting at MHA's Annual Convention & Trade Show include the following.

  • Receive 6 hours of contact with more than 1,000 key hospital decision-makers.
  • High visibility on MHA's website – There were 10,000+ page views in 2018.
  • Complimentary convention registration for your company representatives.
  • Attend MHA's hot topic and general sessions, and take advantage of the opportunity to hear from a top-notch lineup of speakers.
  • Network with convention attendees at the "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" party and Celebration of Achievement Awards Dinner.

View exhibiting information, including benefits, booth stats and exhibit hall schedule. And check out the exhibitor checklist for important deadlines and information. Note: The first deadline is Friday, July 19, to be featured in MHA's Convention Program Book!


Important Documents

  • Prospectus — Provides details on available sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities, including benefits, hall schedule, booth stats and more.
  • Contract — Reserve your space today!
  • Exhibit Hall Map — Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and the space will be assigned when payment is received. Register early to get the booth space you want!
  • Specifications and Booth Guidelines — Provides details on space assignments, payment, refunds for cancellation, shipping and storage, and more.
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort Services — Download the request form for services provided by the hotel, including booth equipment, audiovisual, electricity and phone services.
  • Page & Brown Services — Download the Page & Brown request form for shipping and display assembly requests.

For additional information about the Trade Show, contact Gwen Pelzer, MHA Director of Outreach Activities, at 573/893-3700, ext. 1335, or gpelzer@mhanet.com.

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 6
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.     Exhibit hall setup/exhibitor registration
3:30 p.m.             Exhibit hall opens with "Meet & Mingle" — complimentary snacks & beverages
5 p.m.                  Prize winners announced/posted
5:30 p.m.             Exhibit hall closes
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere!" Party —  Paradise B/C

Thursday, Nov. 7
7:30 a.m             Exhibit hall opens to exhibitors —  complimentary coffee & breakfast
8 - 8:45 a.m.       Executive Leadership Breakfast — by invitation only 
8:45 a.m.            Exhibit hall opens to everyone — complimentary coffee & snacks
11:15 a.m.          Prize winners announced/posted
Noon                  Exhibit hall closes
2 p.m.                 Breakdown completed

Thank You Convention Exhibitors

360 Degree Medicine*
3M Personal Safety Division
Advanced Physician Recruitment
Air Systems Done Right Inc.*
American Esoteric Laboratories
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
APS Staffing*
Arjo Inc.
Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Automatic Controls Equipment Systems, Inc.
Avera eCARE
Background Check Advantage®*
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Bellevue University
Biamp Systems
BKD CPAs & Advisors*
Brown Smith Wallace*
CAE Healthcare
careGEN Group, Inc.*
CenterPointe Hospital
Clifford Power Systems, Inc.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP*
Collective Medical
Culligan Industrial Water
Desco Coatings
DeWitt & Associates, Inc.
Docs Who Care
Elite Promotions, Inc.
Elliott Data Systems
Envision Physician Services
Faultless Linen
First Call of Springfield
Foulston Siefkin LLP*
fuze32 Digital Marketing*
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.*
Guest Communications Corporation
HealthCare Associates Credit Union*
Healthcare Services Group*
HMN Architects, Inc.
Hoefer Wysocki
Home State Health
Hoshizaki South Central D.C., Inc.
Hospital Pharmacy Management
IMPACT Signs, Awnings, Wraps
Integrated Healthcare Strategies
Interior Landscapes
KCI — Acelity
Lawrence Group
LHC Group
ManageMed/Medical Waste Services
Marmic Fire & Safety Co.
MCG Health
McGrath & Associates, Inc.
Mid-America Transplant*
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Midwest Transplant Network*
Miles Fuels LLC
Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program
Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance
Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority*
Missouri Health Connection*
Missouri Poison Center
Missouri Recovery Network
Missouri Society of Healthcare Engineering
Missouri Telehealth Network
Morgan Hunter HealthSearch
Murray Company
Nabholz Construction
National Healthcareer Association
New Pig
OffSite Image Management
Pierce Design 1
Portola Pharmaceuticals
Premier Specialty Network
Professional Credit Management, Inc.
Providers Insurance Consultants, Inc.*
Quality Works
QUBLE Business Management Software
Relay Missouri
Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital
Schneider Electric
Scrubs on Wheels
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
SHINE of Missouri
Sleep Management Services
Spectrum Enterprise*
Spencer Fane LLP*
St. Louis — Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
STL Communications, Inc.
Symmetry Workforce
Tax Favored Benefits*
The Garland Company, Inc.
The Insurance Partners
The Korte Company
Thermal Mechanics Inc Aftermarket Solutions Group
Transcend Engagement
Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
Unidine Corporation*
University of Missouri Health Management and Informatics
USI Insurance Services LLC
Vision Care Direct
Vizient, Inc.*
Voice Products Inc.
Wapiti Medical Staffing
Wolters Kluwer: Lippincott Solutions
Zack Group*


2019 Hotel and Travel

Make hotel reservations with Margaritaville Lake Resort (Formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort) by calling 573/348-3131 or 800/826-8272. You may also reserve rooms online using the code "MHAR" to access group reservations. Rates are $120 for a standard room, $171 for a one-bedroom suite and $212 for a two-bedroom suite. Please make overnight reservations by Monday, Oct. 7.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit (personal or company check), or guaranteed with a major credit card. If you cannot attend, any room(s) not cancelled 72 hours in advance of arrival date will be billed to the party guaranteeing the reservation.