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First Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast A Big Success!

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Nevada Chapters of MGMA, ACHE and HFMA sponsored a dynamic panel of women leaders who shared their stories and advice with a packed house of over 100 attendees at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. The program theme was: “Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead.” The panel members included representatives from healthcare, business and politics. The program, with panelists, is HERE.

After a wonderful hot breakfast served by Renown, the keynote address focused on the need for courage in today’s work place. Panel members responded to questions from the moderator and audience members about how they advanced in their careers, what advice they would give women to be successful in the workplace, and how to communicate effectively and better relate to, and help mentor, employees and colleagues.

Special thanks from all of us to Marena Works, who chaired the planning committee, representing NV MGMA. After reviewing evaluations from attendees, the committee has agreed to start planning in January for next year’s event, to be held in Reno next September. Planning has already started for the 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast in Southern Nevada, will be held in March of 2018. NV MGMA will be keeping members in both the North and South updated on both events. Evaluations scored a weighted average of 4.87 out of 5 points for all 10 areas rated. All suggestions will be considered for planning next year’s event.

Other members of the multi-association committee for Northern Nevada are: Jackie Shoupe and Leonard Hamer, also with NV MGMA, Debra May of Renown--HFMA, Michelle Joy of Carson Tahoe Health--ACHE, Dave Schweer of Dignity Health—HFMA and ACHE and Dana Lopez of Anthem Blue Cross, Las Vegas--HFMA. All were active members of the committee and contributed heavily to the success of the program. The paymaster for expenses was Larry Preston, representing HFMA.

In addition to the venue and breakfast that was provided by Renown, major financial sponsors were Clark and Associates and The Nevada Insurance Agency. Affiliated professional associations were the Nevada Chapters of: HIMSS, AHIMA, NNA, NPHA and NPHF.

For a picture gallery of the event, please click HERE.


Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is a national organization, founded in 1926, and is the nation's leading membership association for medical practice administrators and executives. Through its national membership and 50 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives in practices of all sizes, types, structures and specialties.  MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, with a Government Affairs office in Washington DC.

Nevada Medical Group Management Association (NVMGMA) is the Nevada state affiliate of MGMA.  NVMGMA serves Northern and Southern Nevada and is dedicated to the advancement of group practice management through educational programs and publications.

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