Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) Board Member Dustin Citrowske was among eight hospital trustees from across Minnesota recently recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program. The eight trustees join 137 others in the state who have completed the comprehensive certification training.
The certification process prepares hospital trustees to meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board effectively and to be strong health care and community leaders. Dustin joins JMHS Board Members Dan Fondell, George Thesing and Carla Johnson in completing the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program.
By participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital trustees receive training on current health care trends, governance best practices, ethics, government regulations, patient safety, and quality. Participants undergo 35 hours of coursework, making Minnesota’s initiative the most comprehensive in the nation.
“In Minnesota, more and more hospital trustees are formally preparing themselves to address the often complicated issues facing hospitals and health systems today,” said Lawrence Massa, MHA president, and CEO. “Our trustee certification program proactively ensures that hospital leaders are well-prepared to make good decisions.”
“With so many changes in health care policy and practice — especially under federal and state health care reform — hospital trustees want this kind of support to be strong leaders in their organizations,” Massa said. “Earning this certification demonstrates a trustee’s commitment to the patients and communities the hospital serves.”
For more information about MHA’s hospital trustee certification program, visit www.mnhospitals.org/trustees. For more information about Minnesota hospitals, visit www.mnhospitals.org.