Mercy Cedar Rapids Dyad Leadership Training: Session Six

Cedar Rapids, IA US
April 13, 2024

This is a private course and registrations are not being accepted.

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.


Providers and administrators face an era of change unlike any before. Reform policies, shifting requirements, and fiscal uncertainty create a chaotic atmosphere for professionals and providers. Strong leaders with innovative and focused decision-making abilities are required during times like these. Participants in this program will gain the tools to become successful leaders in today’s complex healthcare environment.


All times listed are in Central Time. The agenda is subject to change.

8:30 am

Introduction to Session Six

Al Ruffalo
Chair, Mercycare Services Corp. Board of Trustees

9:00 am

CEO, Board, and Medical Staff Relations

Todd Linden, FACHE
President, Linden Consulting, Cedar Rapids

This session will show participants examples of how hospital administrators, boards, and medical providers interact. Best practices and examples of ways to successfully navigate and develop these relations will be provided. Participants will learn key components of this triad and how to foster each of these components.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze internal strengths and weaknesses and use this reflection to develop a cohesive plan to maximize interactions among health care administration, boards, and providers.
  • Garner best practices to foster relations among these three entities.
  • Review and understand the unique functions of health care administration, boards, and providers in a health care setting.
11:30 amAdjourn
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/13/2024 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
04/13/2024 - 11:30am CDT
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 2.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences (DMU) and the Iowa Hospital Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Nancy Hill-Davis, MHSA, MJ - Planning Committee Member and Facilitator
  • Corey Martin - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Autumn McGill - Activity Coordinator
  • Todd Linden, FACHE - Speaker


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not a substitute for a healthcare provider's independent medical judgment regarding diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition. The content of this educational offering does not reflect the views of Des Moines University Medicine and Health Sciences.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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