The Missouri Hospital Association’s 95th Annual Convention & Trade Show, held Nov. 1-3, at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, features nationally recognized speakers and provides six hours of direct contact with approximately 1,500 key hospital decision-makers, including CEOs and professionals in the areas of finance, operations, purchasing, patient care, support services and facility planning.

  • national speakers address some of the hottest issues in today’s health care environment
  • nearly 200 vendors will be set up in the exhibit hall
  • network with approximately 1,500 participants

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  • Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • Agenda
  • PMG Agendas
  • Trade Show
  • Hotel
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
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
ACI Boland Architects
Advanced TeleHealth Solutions
ARCH Design, Artwork & Framing
Argus Radiology - Personalizing TeleRadiology
Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.
athenahealth, Inc.
Axis Communications
Best Healthcare Communications
Boyce & Bynum Pathology Laboratories
careGen Group Inc.
Carl A. Nelson & Company
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Christner Inc.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
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
Garbero Gifts, Awards & Engraving
Global Reach Internet Productions
Group Benefit Services
Harmon Construction, Inc.
HCA Asset Management
HCA Midwest Health
HCFS, Inc.
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program
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
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
McCownGordon Construction
MCN Healthcare
MedFare LLC
Medical Information Technology, Inc.
Merritt Hawkins
MHA Management Services – QualityWorks
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
MSC HealthCurve Analytics
Murray Company
Nabholz Construction Services
NOA Medical Industries
Offsite Image Management, Inc.
Pension Consultants, Inc.
Pharmacy Systems Inc./PSI Supply Chain Solutions
PIC 1 Medical
Praxair Distribution Inc.
Purchasing Power Inc.
RoofTech Consulting, Inc.
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.
STL Communications, Inc.
Stryker Medical
Tech Electronics, Inc.
TeleHealth Services
The Gideons International Auxiliary of Missouri
The Korte Company
The Medicus Firm
Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
United Excel Corporation
University of Missouri Health Management and Informatics
USI Insurance Services LLC
Vantage Point Consulting
Vision Care Direct
Warner Communications
Weldy Lamont
WGU Missouri

Wednesday, Nov. 1

7 a.m.
Convention Registration Desk Opens – Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:15 a.m.
Rural Hospital Council Meeting and Breakfast – Redbud Room

8 a.m.
Exhibit Set Up – Exhibit Hall

Personal Membership Group Meetings – See PMG tab

9 a.m.
berkowitzsExecutive Briefing – Salon B
“The Five Game Changers in Health Care for 2018”
Steve Berkowitz, M.D.
Founder and President
SMB Health Consulting
Austin, Texas

10:45 a.m.
Federal Reimbursement Allowance Participants’ Meeting – Parasol I

11:30 a.m.
MHA Board Meeting and Luncheon – Room 62

2 p.m.
MHA Psychiatric Network Meeting – Parasol I

3 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens – everyone welcome

3:30 p.m.
MHA Annual Business Meeting – Parasol II

4:30 p.m.
Welcoming Reception – Exhibit Hall – Sponsored by VizientTM vizient

PMG Meetings Adjourn

7 p.m.
Dinner Buffet – Grand Ballroom

Entertainment – Dueling Pianos

Exhibit Hall Closes

Convention Registration Desk Closes

Thursday, Nov. 2

7 a.m.
Convention Registration Desk Opens – Grand Ballroom Foyer

ACHE Breakfast – Parasol I

PMG Meetings – See PMG tab

7:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Opens – complimentary coffee and light breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m.
Goodwin_DorisKearnsOpening General Session – Salons B/C
“Where Do We Go From Here: Leadership in Turbulent Times”
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian and Author
Concord, Mass.

10:15 a.m.
Mid-Morning Refresher/Exhibitor Prize Winners Posted – Exhibit Hall

11 a.m.
Wolf_DavidGeneral Session – Salon A
“Exploring the Lean Frontier: Bound Only by the Imagination”
David Wolf, M.D.
President and CEO
Earth Tomorrow, Inc.
President and Chief Medical Officer
Spektron Systems

Exhibit Hall Closes

12:15 p.m.
MHA Awards Luncheon – Salon B

2:15 p.m.
Makary, MartyGeneral Session – Salon A
“Modern Medicine's Transparency Revolution”
Marty Makary, M.D.
Surgical Director
Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Center
Arlington, Va.

5:30 p.m.
Leadership Recognition Reception – Salon B – Sponsored by the Missouri Health and MH&EFAlogo
Educational Facilities Authority

6:30 p.m.
Installation and Recognition Banquet – Salon C

Convention Registration Desk Closes

Friday, Nov. 3

7 a.m.
Convention Registration Desk Opens – Grand Ballroom Foyer

PMG Meetings – See PMG tab

7:30 a.m.
MHA-Member Roundtable Breakfast – Salon B – MHA-member hospitals only

9 a.m.
Nemtin,BenGeneral Session – Salon A
“The Buried Life: Six Steps to Crossing Anything Off Your List”
Ben Nemtin
Managing Director
Four Peaks Media Group
Venice, Calif.

10:15 a.m.
PMG Meetings – See PMG tab

Convention Registration Desk Closes

3 p.m.

*Appropriate attire for the convention is business casual for all sessions and events. On Wednesday evening, casual attire is appropriate. Business attire should be worn during the Installation and Recognition Banquet on Thursday evening.

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.