The Trustee Quarterly Newsletter for Spring 2022 is now available with the theme focusing on board leadership and finding the balance between macroleadership and micromanagement. There is a partnership between the board and management and understanding the role of each entity helps organizations excel. However, when the board and management step out of bounds of their respective responsibilities, the result can be detrimental to the organizations leadership, and ultimately for the long-term success of the hospital or health system.
Ensuring that healthcare leaders have access to the tools and resources to help them be a more effective and impactful leader is part of the role of the South Dakota Association of Healthtcare Organizations (SDAHO). Offering virtual and in-person learning opportunities is one way SDAHO is committed to helping leaders with their own professional development and growth, which is outlined in this edition of the Trustee Quarterly Newsletter.
SDAHO IS HELPING HEALTHCARE LEADERS RECOGNIZE THEIR POTENTIAL AND PROVIDING ONGOING LEARNING
The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) recognizes that our role is to represent a collection of healthcare professionals who all work towards the common goal of promoting and improving healthcare professions. We champion our members by providing access to resources, information, and opportunities they might not have had otherwise, and often it starts with the leadership within the various facilities SDAHO represents. Ensuring SDAHO is providing our member leadership with the most up to date information and resources to share with their staff is important, but just as important is making sure leadership have opportunities to continue to learn, grow, and network. Leaders who have access to a variety of tools and have a community to network with often make better informed decisions, are impactful with their management style and are trusted and respected by the team they lead. SDAHO is proud to be part of that component.
The Post-Acute Partners in Care Conference is one event that allows leadership from the long-term care industry to come together and learn, share, and exchange information. The 2022 conference was held April 13 and 14 in Sioux Falls, with a record-breaking attendance of almost 140 healthcare professionals. The global pandemic created challenges that many in the healthcare industry will admit they trained for but few thought would ever happen. During the conference, much of the conversation focused on the future of long-term care in South Dakota but addressing the challenges and triumphs many experienced during the pandemic was an important part of the conversation. Attendees were able to choose from a variety of leadership and management sessions that provided relatable content with robust conversations that each could bring home to their own team. Tracks included: nursing home, nurse leadership, home health & hospice, and assisted living.
Healthcare offers a variety of workforce options, which also provides unique challenges. Whether new to the leadership role or a veteran, all agree there is always room for improvement. Through a variety of webinars and in-person conferences SDAHO has put leadership a top priority for our members. Providing both live and on-demand leadership webinars has helped our members access the latest management skills when it’s convenient for them. Whether our members are focusing on acute or post-acute workforce skills, SDAHO is committed to making sure leadership have the tools they need to lead a successful and productive team.
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