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Winter Conference Energizes Members

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More than 200 members and guests attended this year’s MMGMA Winter Conference and were treated to a great line-up of presentations – from glimpses into the future of health care from the vantage point of both the Mayo Clinic and HealthPartners – to the role of analytics in driving successful practice management. Legislative issues also took center stage, starting with a Morning at the Capitol, followed by legislative updates. Visit for details and event photos.

Shown here are MMGMA President, Sandy Rutherford, Chief Operating Officer, Kaleidoscope, (left) with Past President Darla Morris-Preble, Chief Administrative Officer, Center for Reproductive Medicine (center) and keynote speaker, Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners.

Watch for Survey on Summer Conference

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Yes, we know the Winter Conference just ended, but the Conference Committee is already hard at work planning the Summer Conference, and they want your input! Please help us ensure that we offer content that is valuable to you by participating in the upcoming Summer Conference survey. Watch for it soon!! And if you have a suggestion for a speaker, we’d like to know that, too! Send your ideas to Ric Rowe, Conference and Education Chair, at

Join a Committee!

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The Conference/Education committee and the Exhibitor/Sponsorship committee are looking for new members. Now’s the time to get involved! These are two very active committees, especially right now prior to the Summer Conference. It’s a great way for new MMGMA members to engage with other members, and a wonderful opportunity for existing members to share their talents. Both committees will be looking for 2017-18 committee chairs, as well, so if you want to jump right in to a leadership position, sign up today. Contact if you’re interested in the Conference/Education committee and if you’re interested in the Exhibitor/Sponsorship committee.

Day with the Payers Set for May 18

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This is an unsettled time in health care. Learn what’s new among health care payers and how we can work together more effectively. The next Day with the Payers will be held on Thursday, May 18, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Visit for more information or contact Lisa Belak at

Mingle with Medical Management on June 8

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The first Mingle with Medical Management was so successful that the team has a second event scheduled already. Please join your colleagues from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at Psycho Suzi’s, 1900 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis. Rumor has it there may be tiki drinks, pupu platters and pizza. Watch for more information and registration details coming soon, or contact Lisa Arrington, Membership Chair, at

Thanks to American Accounts & Advisers for sponsoring this networking event.

Sign up for the Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network Spring Conference

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MMGMA members involved in (or looking for more information on) marketing and communications are encouraged to save April 27 for the Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network spring conference. Presentations will focus on employee communications, health care journalism, branding and digital marketing strategies. Attendees will also hear about a case study involving Donate Life Ohio. Visit for a complete list of speakers and registration information.

Please Support our Affiliates

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MMGMA relies on its affiliates for support of its programs, including our two conferences. Please remember to check the business affiliate database on the MMGMA website when you need outside assistance, from financial consulting or marketing to real estate support or legal advice. And then let us know when you’ve had a good experience. We’re always looking for testimonials or tips we can share.

Don’t Forget About the Job Board!

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Remember, MMGMA has a Job Board on the website. Members can post an open position for 90 days for only $125 (non-members $250). Members can also search job openings. Take advantage of this opportunity!

Welcome New Members

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New Members Organization

Dina Wellbrock

MN Community Measurement    

Hallie Johnson

ACMC, Referral and Business Development Coordinator

Alyssa Nordberg

Healthcare Management Association (Concordia College)

Len Kaiser

Entira Family Clinics, Chief Administrative Officer

Jeremiah Lindgren

Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital and Medical Clinic, COO

Todd Johnson

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology, Director of Finance

Christine Beneke

Dermatology Specialist PA, Supervisor of Patient Relations

Craig Griebenow

University of Minnesota

Kim Granfor

HSIsolutions, Vice-President

Jason Rhode

maxRTE, Account Executive

Samuel Popham

Duluth Kidney Services, Clinic Manager

Jodi Chu

Chu Vision Institute, PA, Chief Financial Officer

Tina Thorson

South Lake Pediatrics     

Wade Dykema

Alerus Retirement and Benefits, Director of Sales

Nicholas Smith

University of Minnesota, Student

Brian Russ

Annex Teen Clinic, Executive Director


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