July 2013
Mercy trustee earns MHA certification

Kelly Goeb, M.D., chairperson of Mercy Hospital’s Board of Directors, has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association for completing its trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board and to be strong health care and community leaders.


A Mercy board member since 2011, Goeb represents Windemere Township.  


By participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital trustees receive training on current health care trends; governance best practices; ethics; government regulations; patient safety; and quality. Participants undergo 35 hours of coursework, making Minnesota’s initiative the most comprehensive in the nation.


“In Minnesota, more and more hospital trustees are formally preparing themselves to address the often complicated issues facing hospitals and health systems today,” said Lawrence Massa, MHA president and CEO. “Our trustee certification program proactively ensures that hospital leaders are well-prepared to make good decisions.


“With so many changes in health care policy and practice — especially under federal and state health care reform — hospital trustees want this kind of support to be strong leaders in their organizations,” he added. “And earning this certification demonstrates a trustee’s commitment to the patients and communities the hospital serves.”


 “We congratulate Kelly for earning this certification and commend her for her commitment to Mercy and the patients in our care,” said Jason Douglas, Mercy CEO.


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