Mass. Hospital Association’s Annual Meeting Scheduled For June

BOSTON — Hundreds of area hospital leaders will gather in Chatham in early June for the Mass. Hospital Association’s 68th annual meeting, which will focus on the theme, Commitment to Community Caring: the Power of Connection.


The three-day event will feature a number of speakers and panel discussions. Among the highlights:

• On June 9 will be registration, an MHA board of trustees meeting, the sixth annual golf outing at the Captains Golf Course in Brewster, a reception honoring MHA Chairman Tom Porter, and an awards ceremony following dinner.

• On June 10, the meeting will continue with an opening keynote address — Defining a Vision of Purpose and Commitment — delivered by Erik Wahl, founder of the Wahl Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations to achieve extraordinary results.

Also on the 10th will be a panel

discussion, Community Connection: Advancing a Shared Agenda, and an interactive discussion on the topic, Creating Effective Change Through Community Empowerment. That discussion will feature Jon Comola, CEO and chairman of the board of the Wye River Group on Healthcare Inc.; and Maria Comstock, M.D., chief operating officer and board member of the Wye River Group.

There will also be a luncheon panel discussion — The Power of Association: Challenges and Opportunities — moderated by MHA President Ronald Hollander and featuring Thomas C. Porter, president and CEO of Morton Hospital and Medical Center; and Jeanette Clough, president and CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital.

• On June 11, the annual meeting will conclude with the Stephen J. Hegerty Memorial Lecture — Health and Illness — Life Beyond the Dichotomy — which will be delivered by Carolym Kaelin, M.D., MPH, FACS, director of the Comprehensive Breast Center at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and assistant professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

For more information on the conference or to register, call the MHA at (781) 272-1021, or visit www.mhalink.org

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