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Mission: "An alliance of rural health care organizations working together to effectively provide value to members and strengthen the delivery of health care in the Medi-Sota service area."  More...


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The Recruitment Program is a Joint Venture between Medi-Sota and the Rural Health Alliance that provides recruiting services to members of both consortiums for Physicians, Mid-Levels, and Allied Staff Professionals...
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The Medi-Sota Education program offers a variety of workshops pertaining to healthcare including Acute Care, Long Term Care, Management, Business Office, Compliance, and other Ancillary Departments.  Most workshops are available at no cost or a reduced rate to members.  A library of training videos is also available to Members Only at no charge. 

Because Medi-Sota covers a wide region of MN, we also offer several workshops by videoconferencing so members do not have to travel long distances and can remain on site for their training.  Visit the Medi-Sota Education page to review a list of upcoming workshops.

Mentor Health

The Lac qui Parle Health Network (LqPHN) was awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to fund the MENTOR Health IT project. This project connects network members with the broader health consortium, Medi-Sota, to propagate best practices and effective models for implementing and optimizing health information technology solutions to meet the needs of the rural, sparsely populated and rapidly aging southwest region of MN. Click Here for FAQ and Contacts.


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FAQ Mentor Health IT

Ethical Considerations for Recognizing Diminished Capacity in Practice

Hosted by: Medi-Sota
The event will start on: Mar 13 2013 9:00 am
And will end on: Mar 13 2013 12:00 pm

Granite Falls Municipal Hospital
Redwood Area Hospital, Redwood Falls
Averea Marshall Regional Medical Center
Chippewa County - Montevideo Hospital
Johnson Memorial Health Services, Dawson
Lakewood Health System, Staples
Hendricks Community Hospital
Glacial Ridge Health System, Glenwood
Paynesville Area Health Care System

Credits: 3 clock hours/.3ceu’s/3.3 contact hours

Approved by MN Board of Social Work for 3 ceu’s
Application has been made to MN BENHA

Description: This course will discuss the ethical considerations in dealing with clients that have dimin-ished capacity. We will be learning through case studies and discussion about real-life situations. Attendees should be able to evaluate prospective clients for capacity issues and gain knowledge of how to deal with clients with diminished capacity in a professional and ethical matter.
Learning Objectives:
*Attendees will learn the legal standards that courts apply in determining capacity
*Attendees will learn how to identify persons with diminished capacity.
*Attendees will learn ethical means of dealing with diminished capacity clients.

Presenter: Lisa K. Pluto Esq. has practiced law since 1999. she concentrates her practice in the areas of Medical Assistance and Estate Planning. Lisa received her undergraduate degree in international busi-ness from Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota and her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Lisa is frequently asked to present on Medical Assis-tance Planning; estate Planning; Disability Planning; and Guardianship/Conservatorship. Lisa is a mem-ber of Wealth Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), The Hennepin County Medical Assistance Committee, The Elder Resource Association (ERA), Minneapolis Area Senior Workers association (MASWA), Southern Minnesota Estate Planning Council, LLC (SMEC) and the Minnesota State Bar Association Probate and Trust Law sections.
Lisa is originally from Saint Cloud, Minnesota and currently resides in dodge Center, Minnesota with her husband Christopher and three children, Morgan, Sydney and Graham. She likes to spend her free mo-ments with her family, traveling and making arts and crafts with her children.


Location: Rice Memorial Hospital
301 Becker Avenue Southwest
Willmar, MN 56201

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  • Unlimited "Medi-Sota Member" tickets
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