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July 2012
Mercy trustee earns MHA certification

Gail M. Langhorst, a trustee of Mercy Hospital, was honored July 8 for completing the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) board member certification program.

 

A Mercy Board member since January 2009, Langhorst represents Kalevala Township.

 

Certifications were awarded at the MHA Summer Trustee Conference, which was held July 13-15 in Alexandria.

 

“Hospital trustees serve in a complex environment. To be successful requires knowledge of health care issues, understanding, dedication and commitment to the community the hospital serves,” said Lawrence Massa, MHA president and CEO. “Achieving certification demonstrates that Gail maintains high standards and takes her governance responsibility seriously.”

 

Under the voluntary training program, hospital board members earn at least 35 education unit credits for studying in topics as varied as strategic planning and positioning and patient safety and quality. The program is designed to help trustees remain up-to-date on health care issues, to hone their leadership skills, and to develop governance best practices.

 

“We are lucky to have board members who are dedicated to the well being of the people and communities served by the hospital district,” said Jason Douglas, Mercy CEO. “We congratulate Gail for earning this certification and commend her for her commitment to Mercy and the patients in our care.”

 

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