by Nick Hanson, MHSCN board president-elect
We hope you enjoyed the “What’s the Future?” MHSCN fall conference in Rochester at the palace in the cornfield, a.k.a. Mayo Clinic. According to our survey results, the majority of people who attended did, so we hope that you're equally as excited about our upcoming webinars, learning sessions, becoming a member of the organization (if you are not), and coming to our upcoming networking events!
It was amazing and energizing to see communications and marketing professionals from Gillette Children’s, M Health Fairview, Mayo Clinic, HealthPartners, Allina, Children’s Minnesota, Hennepin Healthcare, CentraCare, Essentia, Medica, LifeSource, the Minnesota Department of Health, healthcare agencies, and many other healthcare organizations and hospital systems across the state gather to learn about industry best practice and trends, engage in networking, and have some fun. Kudos to the MHSCN Awards of Excellence recipients, which were announced at the conference. If you didn’t attend, we hope your colleagues' and other MSHCN members' testimonials will entice you to attend other events we have on the horizon.
Speaking of which, you should join us for the MHSCN end-of-year celebratory networking event at Pinstripes in Edina from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. There will be free food, drinks, bocce ball, and healthcare comms and marketing colleagues aplenty. Even better, it’s FREE! You can sign up here.
Also, MHSCN members should look for an email soon to vote on and (hopefully) approve our incoming president (Ginger Plumbo, Mayo Clinic), secretary (Kristen Spargo, seasoned healthcare pro and freelancer), and new board members Annelise Heitkamp (HealthPartners) and Jennifer Steingas (Allina).
Special thanks to 2022 President Cory Docken (08 Agency), and outgoing board members Emily Lowther (YMCA North, and formerly of Minnesota Hospital Association) and Stephane Holden (River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic) for their hard work and dedication to making MHSCN what it is.
Happy Holidays (already?!)!