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February 2012
Mercy to host community presentation on February 1

Minnesota’s health care environment is changing rapidly. How will these changes impact our community and hospital? Mercy Hospital invites the public to a community presentation entitled Health Care Policy Trends: The Drive Toward Connectedness at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 in Mercy’s Education Classroom.

 

The presentation will feature Matt Anderson, J.D., Vice President of Regulatory/Strategic Affairs for the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). Hospitals and health systems face multiple, inter-related challenges associated with the economy’s struggling recovery, new incentives and requirements on health care providers, technology demands, and the ongoing pursuit to deliver the best care possible in affordable and accessible ways. This presentation will highlight some of those key trends and challenges, and explain how Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are adapting to ensure that our residents continue to receive high quality care at low cost.

 

Anderson joined MHA in 2006. His primary responsibilities include strategic planning, developing health care policy positions and agendas for the association, as well as analyzing and responding to federal and state health care legislation and proposed regulations. In particular, his work focuses on health care reform, payment and delivery system reforms, community benefits and needs assessments, and strategic positioning for hospitals and health systems.

 

Anderson’s professional experience includes serving as an assistant Minnesota attorney general in the charities division, prosecuting white-collar crime and handling legislative affairs for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, and providing legal and policy advice as an assistant general counsel for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. He is a graduate of St. John’s University and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.

 

“We are pleased to bring Matt to Moose Lake for this presentation,” said Jason Douglas, Mercy CEO. “In addition to being an excellent and knowledgeable speaker, he will provide a broad perspective, on both state and national levels, about the challenges we will need to address as we plan for the future. We hope community members will join us for this opportunity to learn more about the future of health care.”

 

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