Rural MN Health Forum - Joint Event with MRHC, RHA, & Medi-Sota

From May 23 2024 8:00 am until May 23 2024 4:00 pm
Posted by Jennifer Gearman

Rural MN Health Forum Website

Please check out the agenda and feel free to share this brochure with others in your facility.  The forum is free to employees of facilities and clinics that are members of MN Rural Health Cooperative, Medi-Sota, and/or Rural Health Alliance.  Registration is quick and easy, just follow the link Rural Minnesota Health Forum - Member Registration.  Please note the Cancellation Policy on the last page of the brochure.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schneekloth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thursday, May 23, 2024 -  Agenda

Empowering Rural Health Excellence: Navigating the Future

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.     Registration/Vendor Fair (Breakfast will be available.)

8:00 a.m -8:10 a.m.     Welcome

8:10 a.m.–9:00a.m.      Rural Healthcare Update – Brock Slabach, NRHA

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.      MHA State Update – Joe Schindler, MHA

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.    General Session/Keynote:  Leading with Purpose - Erik Therwanger

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.   Vendor Fair

11:30 a.m.– 12:30 noon Breakout #1

  • Preparing Physicians for LeadershipC-Suite Resources
  • HIPAA Regulatory Changes HIPAA Trek
  • Networking Meetings:
    • Materials - TBD
    • Lab – TBD
    • Imaging – Digital Pet/CT & an Introduction to Theronostics – Shared Medical Services
    • Pharmacy - Stay HRSA Audit Ready: Unlocking the HRSA FY24 Data Request List - SpendMend

12:30 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Lunch available for vendors at 12:00 p.m.) 

  • Vendor Fair will continue through lunch

 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Breakout #2  

  • Tips and Traps for Managing Today’s Workforce – Faegre Drinker
  • Customer Service: How to Deal with Upset Patients & Colleagues (Or) Patient Billing Success Tips: Pre-Registration, Financial Counselors, NSA & More!– MedCycle Solutions
  • Improving Financial Performance with Updated Strategies – Eide Bailly/Hi-Line Mgmt
  • Technology-Enabled Solutions, AI in Healthcare – Gallagher

2:30 p.m.  Short Break to set up Meeting Room

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.     Final Session/Keynote:  Life’s you Legacy…Live It! – Renee Rongen


***If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Denise Schneekloth at Denise Schneekloth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.***

An alliance of rural healthcare organizations working together to provide customized value and services that will meet the individual needs of its members.

Contact Information


1280 Locust Street, Suite 16
Dawson, MN 56232

(320) 769-2269