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Alomere Board Member, Larry Ortloff earns certification through MHA

Original article by the Alexandria Echo Press
Eight hospital and health system trustees from across Minnesota – including Larry Ortloff with Alomere Health in Alexandria – were recently recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program.

The association said the rigorous and comprehensive certification process prepares hospital and health system trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital and health system board and to be strong health care and community leaders.

By participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital and health system 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.

Trustees who have completed MHA board certification are eligible to participate in an additional eight hours of coursework to progress towards advanced certification, which provides education to ensure excellence, innovation, and accountability in health care governance.

There are increasingly complicated issues facing hospitals and health systems during this time.

Dr. Rahul Koranne, President and CEO

“There are increasingly complicated issues facing hospitals and health systems during this time,” said Dr. Rahul Koranne, MHA president and CEO. “MHA’s trustee certification program ensures that hospital and health system leaders are well-prepared for informed decision making within these critical governance positions.”

“Over the last two years, we have continued to see significant evolution in governance policies and practices.” Koranne added. “Earning these certifications demonstrates a trustee’s commitment to the patients, staff, and communities their hospital and health systems serve.”

Newly certified trustees include: Diane Bias-Mosel, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center; Kevin Nelson, Lakewood Health System in Staples; and trustees earning advanced certification include Ortloff; Pastor Allen Molascon, Hendricks Community Hospital Association; Alisyn Keil, Perham Health; Chad Gross, Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin; Curt McIlravy, Lakewood Health System in Staples; and Mary Ann Harty, River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic in Saint Peter.

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The Minnesota Hospital Association represents hospitals and health systems, which provide quality care for their patients and meet the needs of their communities.