MHA’s Annual Membership Meeting is less than a month away, and already close to 100 of your colleagues have registered. We’re hoping you’ll join us in Baltimore as well, to take time to reflect on your accomplishments, assess Maryland’s – and the nation’s – health care landscape, and spend some quality time with your peers.
There’s still plenty of time to register.
As is the case every year, our speakers bring expertise, insight, and humor. We’ll begin with David Brooks, the bestselling author and conservative columnist for The New York Times and a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour. Brooks will share his views on the new Trump administration, its impact on health care, and how both the immediate and long-term future might be changed.
Brooks will be followed by Rick Pollack, President & CEO of the American Hospital Association. A good friend and long-time colleague of mine at the AHA, Rick and his team are highly respected in Washington and, as a result, they give all of us a credible national advocacy voice. Rick will give us the latest from his front-row seat as he discusses where health care legislation is headed on Capitol Hill and how hospitals can ready themselves in this unpredictable environment.
Then we’ll move from politics and policy to leadership and innovation. NASA astronaut Dr. David Wolf has been very a popular at other state hospital associations and across the globe, and he will bring to you not just his experiences in space -- he spent 41 hours performing zero-gravity spacewalks – but also his role as the father of a tissue engineering technology used for cancer research and much much more. Using humor and his wide-ranging expertise, Wolf brings a truly unique perspective to our gathering.
You can check the full brochure here. And while I look forward to all our speakers, I look forward even more to the time we get to spend together that Monday evening and Tuesday morning, learning from one another and listening to each other in a non-work setting. In MHA’s role as a convener, the annual meeting is among our most satisfying times of the year – when each of us is enriched by the time we spend with our friends and colleagues.
I look forward to seeing you there.