Three staff members from Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach recently graduated from the Missouri Hospital Association Center for Education’s Health Care Leadership Series.


 Three staff members from Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach recently graduated from the Missouri Hospital Association Center for Education’s Health Care Leadership Series.

Heather Heimbeaugh, financial analyst; Travis Messer, Lake Regional Medical Group practice administrator; and Toni Stidham, Stepdown Unit education coordinator, completed the program, which provides leadership training to a diverse cross section of hospital and health care supervisors and managers statewide.

“In today’s highly demanding health care environment, managers must possess the skills to create value for their organizations,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. “The leadership series offers health care leaders the tools needed to strengthen their organizations and improve the quality of services.”

The series consists of comprehensive, leadership training courses designed to enhance hospital staff’s managerial skills. The seven-month program includes training sessions on building and retaining customer relationships; producing a high-performance workforce; designing and revising processes to ensure quality performance; and understanding hospitals’ budgets and finances.

 “Our faculty includes some of the most highly regarded experts in health care,” Kuhn said. “Graduates of the Health Care Leadership Series are poised to make significant contributions to health care in their communities.”

 The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 154 Missouri hospitals.
In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current health care topics and seeks to educate the public, as well as legislative representatives, about health care issues.

 Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake region. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a two-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award.
Lake Regional Health System also operates primary care, urgent care, specialty and rehab therapy clinics, retail pharmacies and home health services throughout the lake area.