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Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives

MN Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives

Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives

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Program Overview 

This program explores rural health and its place in today's dynamic healthcare environment.  The speaker will highlight the role of rural health networks and cooperatives, how they impact policy decisions at various levels, and how new business models can benefit hospitals and healthcare providers. 

Program features Dave Johnson, Director Member Relations and Business Development, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Dave currently serves as the Director of Member Relations & Business Development for RWHC (Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative).  In this role Dave is responsible for working with the 34 Member Hospitals to build upon their existing relationships with RWHC and one another, and aligning resources and opportunities for shared service development among the Members.  Dave has been working for RWHC since August of 2009. 

Prior to joining RWHC, Dave worked in community based long term care services in a number of differing capacities.  During a 17 year stint in long term care, Dave worked his way up from a part time habilitation specialist to become the Senior Director of one of the largest private for profit long term care organizations operating in Wisconsin.  His particular areas of interest and expertise are in organizational leadership and business development.   Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and a Master of Business Administration from the Edgewood College School of Business in Madison, WI. 

Outside of his professional career, Dave has had the opportunity to serve on several not for profit boards around the SW Wisconsin area.  He was appointed to the Governors Advisory Council on Traumatic Brain Injury in 2005, and is currently the President of the Board of Education for Belmont Community Schools.  Dave lives in Belmont with his wife Heather and their three children.  In addition to working with children in the area as a 4-H Leader and Soccer Coach, Dave spends his free time playing golf and spending time in the outdoors. 


Goals and Objectives:

At the completion of this presentation, it is hoped the participant will:

·         Have a better understanding of Networks & Cooperatives

o    Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

o    Other examples of networks on a broader scale

·         Have a better understanding of Rural Health and the role that it plays on a local, state, and national level

·         Be exposed to different types of business models operated by Networks and how this can benefit Hospitals, Clinics, and other providers

·         Have learned about how Networks and Cooperatives can help to change the political landscape for Rural Health entities

·         Have a better understanding of how to work with and through others

Presentation Highlights

·         National Rural Health Day

·         What is Rural?

·         RWHC

o    About us

o    Advocacy

o    Shared Service delivery

o    Lessons learned

·         NCHN

o    Other examples of Networks and Cooperatives

·         Best practices and opportunities

·         Engaged and thought provoking discussion by the participants!

Sandwich lunch provided

ACHE Category II credits applied for

Have questions about Rural Health Networks and Cooperatives? Contact MN Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives

When & Where

Kirby Student Center
Griggs Center (room 201)
1120 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55182-3085

Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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