Hillsdale Hospital News

Hillsdale Hospital Leaders Appointed to Michigan Health & Hospital Association Groups

Hodshire, Lott & Robertson further serve Michigan’s healthcare community

HILLSDALE, Mich.—Three members of Hillsdale Hospital’s team were recently appointed to serve on Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) statewide councils and committees . MHA councils, according to the association’s website, “explore and examine issues unique to a specific group within the MHA membership.” Its committees focus primarily on programmatic issues.

Jeremiah “JJ” Hodshire, President & Chief Executive Officer: Hodshire now serves on the Board of Trustees, the Small or Rural Hospital Council, and the Human Resources Council. Beyond his role as a trustee, Hodshire helps to identify and examine issues unique to small and rural providers from a regulatory and policy development viewpoint on the Small or Rural Hospital Council. He also offers insight on issues affecting the healthcare workforce through his position on the Human Resources Council.

Rachel Lott, Director of Marketing, Development, Community Outreach & Governmental Affairs: Lott serves on the Legislative Policy Panel to examine healthcare legislation impacting Michigan hospitals. She will also participate in the panel’s recommendations of formal association positions on legislation and help guide association advocacy efforts based on the MHA Board of Trustees’ legislative and political priorities.

John Robertson, Chief Quality, Information & Technology Officer: As part of the Person and Family Engagement Advisory Council (PFEAC), Robertson supports and encourages person- and family-centered care in Michigan hospitals. The PFEAC provides the voice of patients and families within the MHA and MHA Keystone Center. He also advises on policy issues related to health equity, safety, quality management and compliance issues serving on the Safety and Quality Committee.

“Our continued engagement with healthcare at the state level allows us to have a voice in the work being done by MHA on behalf of hospitals across Michigan,” Lott, who is also Hillsdale Hospital’s spokesperson, said. “Through our service on these councils and committees, we hope to continue advancing rural healthcare in Michigan, ultimately to the benefit of our own patients and community.”