Missouri Hospital Association Recognition

Article Date:  May 14, 2013

 

 

 

Missouri Hospital Association Recognition


MHA Today’s “Spotlight” column recognizes hospital leaders’ grassroots advocacy efforts. Keep MHA informed about your efforts so that we can feature your hospital's successes.


The economy of Hermann is based on more than wine and wursts. Hermann Area District Hospital is a significant contributor to the local economic scene, and Administrator Dan McKinney has worked hard to ensure lawmakers and the community are aware of the hospital’s impact. His advocacy work led to endorsements from the hospital’s board of directors and the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce. On April 16 — the day of the Strengthen and Reform Medicaid Rally — McKinney and Ron Kraettli, president of the Hermann chamber board, met with local lawmakers to make the case for Medicaid reform. McKinney’s exemplary work in enlisting local leaders in the fight for reform is a case study in effective advocacy.