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About Us

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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Career Center

The Recruitment Program provides recruiting services to members for Physicians, Mid-Levels, and Allied Staff Professionals...
Please visit the Career Center for a list of current openings at member facilities.

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Education

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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Events


Charge Nurse Leadership 10-16

9:00 am-4:00 pm both Days These facilitated sessions are designed to enhance essential leadership skills for Charge Nurses.Presentations along with interactive exercises will be used to support critical thinking and problemsolving for some of the key challenges of a charge nurse, including:*Role of the Charge Nurse*Communication and Conflict Management*Leadership Styles/Situational Leadership*Finding BalanceThe 16-hour workshop sets a positive tone for understanding this important nursing roleand participants will practice problem solving on challenges faced daily by charge nurses.Case studies and interactive exercises for:*Improving communication skills*Identifying strategies for resolving conflict*Participating in a “World Café”*Creating a coaching planPractical critical thinkingInstructor: Elizabeth Larson, RN, BA, MS, Education Consultant

At Glacial Ridge Health System from Nov 8 2016 8:00 am to Nov 9 2016 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Lab Managers

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Nov 2 2016 12:30 pm to Nov 2 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Annual Trustee Conference / Annual Business Meeting

Click Link Below to Download Registration Brochure or Click on Link for Medi-Sota Member Registration.  Vendors/Sponsors need to contact the Medi-Sota office for Registration material Friday Evening, October 30th 5:00 pm Registration and Networking Reception 5:45pm to 6:45 pm Entertainment (Music provided by the Alexandria High School Chamber Orchestra) 6:00 pm Supervised Kids Pizza and Movie—Pizza, Snacks, & Movies Available for all registered children 7:00 pm Banquet 7:45 pm Welcome / Medi-Sota Report—Kathy Johnson, President of Medi-Sota, Inc. 8:00 pm Keynote— “The Power of Laughter” By Brad Montgomery, CSP 8:45 pm Prize Drawing / Book Signing 9:00 pm Program Concludes **Immediately following the program all sponsors and guests are invited to the hospitality area for additional networking and refreshments. Saturday, October 31st 7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet and Networking 8:00 am Annual Business Meeting 8:30 am Joint State and Federal Legislative Updates—MN Hospital Association Representative & Paul Muraca, Regional Executive, American Hospital Association 10:00 am Break 10:15 am to 11:30 am “The Future and Sustainability of Critical Access Hospitals”— Matthew Borchardt,  CliftonLarsonAllen                   11:30 am “The Changing Rural Landscape” - Stratis Health 12:30 pm Lunch/Networking There are no registration fees required for Medi-Sota members, their trustees, and guests to attend the event. Registration including the names of attendees and number of meals  are required to be sent to the Medi-Sota office by October 20, 2015. Please send the completed registration form to jgearman@medi-sota.org Fax to 320-769-2298 Mail to: Medi-Sota, Inc. 1280 Locust Street, Suite 16 Dawson, MN 56232 OR Submit Online at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Medi-SotaTrusteeConference2015 This is for Medi-Sota Members Only - Sponsors/Vendors Will Receive a Separate Registration Form.   

At Arrowwood Resort from Oct 28 2016 5:00 pm to Oct 29 2016 1:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

ALSO - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Videoconferencing is Not available.  Please select Onsite when registering. Description:An educational program designed to enhance cognitive and procedural skills of health care profes-sionals to help them manage obstetrical emergencies Overall Course Objectives:*Discuss ways of improving the management of obstetrical urgencies and emergencies which may help standardize the skills of practicing maternity care providers.*Discuss the importance of utilizing regional maternity care services and identify possible barriers which might limit access.*Successfully complete the course, written test and mega delivery testing station.   Register early—class is limited to 26 students

At TBD from Oct 13 2016 8:00 am to Oct 14 2016 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Lab Managers

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital from Aug 3 2016 12:30 pm to Aug 3 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Human Resources Directors

At Redwood Area Hospital - Education Room - West Entrance from Jun 15 2016 1:00 pm to Jun 15 2016 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Health Information Managers

At Redwood Area Hospital - Education Room - West Entrance from Jun 15 2016 9:30 am to Jun 15 2016 12:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Discharge Planners

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Jun 8 2016 1:00 pm to Jun 8 2016 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Home Care Managers

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Jun 8 2016 9:30 am to Jun 8 2016 12:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Medi-Sota Board of Directors

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Jun 1 2016 12:30 pm to Jun 1 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Annual Planning Retreat

At Galaxy Resort from May 26 2016 8:00 am to May 27 2016 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Annual Golf Event & Picnic

At Perham Lakeside Golf Club from May 25 2016 10:00 am to May 25 2016 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Radiology Manager

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from May 11 2016 10:00 am to May 11 2016 3:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) 5-16

   DESCRIPTION:The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledgeand psychomotor skills. The Trauma nursing process is used to standardize the approach to trauma care and is reflected in the chapters and in the psychomotor skill station in the manual.PURPOSE:The Emergency Nurses Association believes that the knowledge and psychomotor skill as identified in the Trauma Nursing Core Course will assist professional nurses to systematically assess the trauma patient and to intervene or to assist with interventions in a manner that will decrease the current mortality and morbidity associated with trauma.OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of the TNCC course the participant will be able to:*Discuss the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessment*Establish trauma patient management priorities*Demonstrate a standardized, systematic and organized approach to assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of the trauma patientPRE-REQUISITE FOR COURSE:It is recommended that the course participants have at least six (6) months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting prior to taking the course.WHO SHOULD ATTEND:***This course is only for RN’s; however LPN’s may attend this course, but will not be allowed to test.***

At Glacial Ridge Health System from May 10 2016 9:00 am to May 11 2016 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Medi-Sota Board of Directors

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from May 4 2016 12:30 pm to May 4 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Lab Managers

At Rice Memorial Hospital from May 4 2016 12:30 pm to May 4 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Nurse Administrators

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from May 4 2016 9:00 am to May 4 2016 12:00 pm - Hosted by Medisota - Meetings - Details

Radiation Safety Officer Training

Course Outline: Radiation Safety a.            Types of radiation b.            Units of radiation c.             Biologic effects of ionizing radiation d.            Knowledge of radiation exposure to personnel and public Radiation Safety Officer Qualifications, RSO Agreement a.            Who is qualified b.            RSO training requirements c.             RSO Agreement Radiation Safety Officer Responsibilities a.            Establish, review and monitor quality assurance program b.            Establish, review and monitor safety practices c.             Perform required  documentation d.            Establish and monitor personnel dosimeter devices Test and Evaluation Course Objectives: Radiation Safety - Upon completion the participant will be able to identify the: a.            Nature of ionizing radiation b.            Types of biological effects of ionizing radiation c.             Sources of ionizing radiation d.            Quantities and units used for measurement of radiation e.            Devices used to monitor personnel f.             Basic principles and techniques of reducing radiation exposure g.            Principles of radiation safety h.            Precautions to minimize potential fetal exposures i.              Procedures for pregnant radiation workers and the pregnant patient j.             ALARA concept Radiation Safety Officer Responsibilities Upon completion the participant will be able to identify the: a.            Requirements of the quality assurance program b.            Required radiation safety training c.             Required audits, radiation surveys, calibrations and equipment performance evaluations d.            RSO Required documentation of activities Radiation Safety Officer Qualifications and the RSO Agreement - Upon completion the participant will be able to identify: a.            Who qualifies to be a Radiation Safety Officer b.            RSO relationship to the Registrant c.             Content and significance of the signed RSO agreement   Presenter: Sue McClanahan, RT is an Education Coordinator at the Radiologic Education Center

At TBD from May 3 2016 1:00 pm to May 3 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Gray Matters-Understanding Depression in Older Adults: Confronting & Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness, Aging, & Anxiety

Instructor: Kay King, Director of the Older Adults Living with Mental Illness Program at the National Alliance on Mental Illness MN (NAMI MN)

At Granite Falls Dentristry Building from Apr 28 2016 9:00 am to Apr 28 2016 2:15 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Mental Health First Aid

Instructor: Kay King, Director of the Older Adults Living with Mental Illness Program at the National Alliance on Mental Illness MN (NAMI MN)

At Granite Falls Dentristry Building from Apr 27 2016 8:00 am to Apr 27 2016 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

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