The Minnesota Community Health Worker Alliance (MNCHWA) has strengthened its internal capacity by working with Stratis Health. Now co-located with Stratis Health, MNCHWA gains dedicated office space and leverages our administrative services. With this new arrangement, the two missionaligned organizations will work more closely together, strengthening their relationship, and possibly pursuing collaborative programming.
National Virtual Quality Improvement Mentors named by Stratis Health. Eight leading critical access hospital (CAH) quality improvement staff will serve as virtual mentors through a new initiative that aims to broadly transfer knowledge from leading CAH quality improvement staff to others across the country. The initiative is organized through Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).
Jennifer Lundblad and Craig Svendsen,
chair, recognize outgoing board
Gary Wingrove (top center), Beth Monsrud
and Myron Falken.
Stratis Health thanks outgoing board members Connie Delaney, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota; Myron Falken, retired epidemiologist at the Minnesota Department of Health and former director of the Isanti/Mille Lacs County Public Health Agency; Beth Monsrud, senior vice president and chief financial officer of UCare Minnesota and Gary Wingrove, president of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Research in EMS and government affairs specialist of Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.
Sarah Brinkman, Stratis Health program manager, was selected for the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Fellows Program of 2020. This is a year-long, intensive program that develops leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.
Mary Lou Haider retires from Stratis Health after nearly 20 years of service as vice president of contract management and internal quality. We will miss her leadership in connecting Stratis Health and CMS in our Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) work.
Kim McCoy, Stratis Health senior program manager, was selected by Superior Health Quality Alliance to lead its new Medicare Quality Innovation Network-QIO work. Quality