96th Annual Convention & Trade Show

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Inspiring, Courageous, Resilient Heroes. In our 96th year, the Missouri Hospital Association celebrates the heroic work performed in health care each and every day. Our lineup of speakers offers motivating, compelling messages that you won't want to miss.

This year, we're pleased to announce a new format designed to allow attendees maximum inspiration and networking in a schedule that minimizes time out of the office. Convention activities will be held on Thursday and Friday; Preconvention activities, including PMG programming, will take place on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. See you in November!

Preconvention activities: Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Convention dates: Thursday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 

Celebration of Achievement Awards Dinner: Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo.


  • 2018 Sessions
  • Schedule Overview
  • PMG Agendas
  • Trade Show
  • Hotel
Stavas_Natalie Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m.
"Running Towards Chaos"
Natalie Stavas, M.D.
Physician, Educator and Community Leader
Philadelphia Children's Hospital



Sullenberger_Chesley Thursday, Nov. 8 at 2:45 p.m.
"208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons"
Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger
Safety Expert and Author
San Francisco



Hague_Tim Friday, Nov. 9 at 8:45 a.m.
"Parkinson's and Perseverance: The Amazing Race"
Tim Hague, R.N.
Parkinson's Activist, Winner of Amazing Race Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba



Hendley_Doc Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:45 a.m.
"Digging for Hope: Turning Wine to Water and Other Modern Day Miracles"
Doc Hendley
Founder and President
Wine to Water
Boone, N.C.

Wednesday Nov. 7
PMG Meetings and Luncheons – various times and locations
3 p.m.       Executive Roundtable: Mental Health Crisis in Rural Hospital Emergency Departments

Thursday, Nov. 8
7:45 a.m.   FRA Meeting
9 a.m.        MHA Board Meeting
1:30 p.m.   Opening Inspiration
2:45 p.m.   Courageous Leadership Keynote
4 p.m.        MHA Annual Business Meeting
4:30 p.m.   Welcoming/Leadership Recognition Reception
7 p.m.        Celebration of Achievement Awards Dinner

Friday, Nov. 9
7:15 a.m     ACHE Breakfast
8:45 a.m.    Resilience and Resolve General Session
10:45 a.m.  Everyday Heroism General Session
Noon          MHA Awards Lunch

Watch for the Program Book to arrive the first week in September with the full schedule of events!

PMG programming will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8.

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

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.


Thank You Convention Exhibitors

Adaptive Medical Partners, Inc.
Advanced Net Providers
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Archimages, Inc.
Armstrong Medical Industries, Inc.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Trauma Services
Brown Smith Wallace
Caravan Health, Inc.
Carl A. Nelson & Company
Cejka Executive Search
Chem-Aqua, Inc.
Christner Inc.
Community Infusion Solutions
Culligan Industrial Water
DeWitt & Associates, Inc.
Docs Who Care/Integrity Management Inc.
Electronic Contracting Company
Elite Promotions, Inc.
Energy Solutions Professionals
Faultless Linen
Gaus Acoustics
Health Facilities Group, LLC
HFR Design
HMN Architects, Inc.
Hoefer Wysocki
Home State Health
IMPACT Signs, Awnings, Wraps
Integrated Healthcare Strategies
Integration Partners
KCI - Acelity
Lawrence Group
LHC Group
Lighting Associates
McCownGordon Construction
MCN Healthcare
Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH)
Merritt Hawkins
Midwest Health Care, Inc.
Missouri Poison Center
Missouri Telehealth Network
Mobile Instrument Service
Morgan Hunter HealthSearch
Murray Company
Nabholz Construction
National Diabetes Prevention Program
New York Life
Omnigo Software
Option Care Infusion
Pacific Companies, Inc.
PIC 1 Medical
Psychiatric Medical Care/Senior Life Solutions
Quality Works
RadSource Imaging Technologies
Relay Missouri
Running Horse Bio-Services
Rural Missouri
Rusk Rehabilitation
Scrub Hub on Wheels
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
SHINE of Missouri
St. Louis - Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
STAT Courier
STL Communications, Inc.
Sunovian Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Integrated Health Systems
Tech Electronics, Inc.
The Gideons International Auxiliary of Missouri
The Korte Company
Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
Universal Construction Company, Inc.
USI Insurance Services LLC
Vision Care Direct
Voice Products Inc.

Hotel Reservation and Cancellation Policy

Room rates are $117 for standard rooms, $167 for one-bedroom suites and $210 for two-bedroom suites. 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. The cutoff date for reservations is Monday, Oct. 8.

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.