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AHHA's 2024 Legislative Fly-In will be held in Juneau
February 20-21, 2024

LEGISLATIVE FLY-IN

Each year AHHA gathers leaders from member healthcare facilities in Juneau for a Legislative Fly-In where we review legislative priorities and meet with legislators to discuss healthcare policy and legislation. 

Tuesday, February 20
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall | 320 West Willoughby Avenue
 

10:00 – 10:25AM, WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
Jennifer Opsut - CEO, Alaska Regional Hospital | AHHA Chair

10:25 – 10:30AM, SPONSOR RECOGNITION

Angela Diorio - Prolink

10:30 – 11:30AM, LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Jared C. Kosin - President & CEO, Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association

Jeannie Monk - Senior Vice President, Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association

11:30 – 11:40AM, FUNDING FOR WORKFORCE & TRAINING

Marjie Hamburger - Director of Workforce, Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association

                                         

11:40 – 12:00PM, BREAK

12:00 – 1:00PM, LUNCH LEGISLATIVE PANEL

Tentative panelists:

Senator David Wilson 
Senator Jesse Bjorkman

Representative Mike Prax

Representative Jesse Sumner 

                                                       

1:00 – 1:30PM, LEGISLATIVE PANEL DEBRIEF
Ryan Smith - CEO, South Peninsula Hospital | AHHA Legislative Committee Chair

1:30 – 1:45PM, UPDATE FROM THE STATE – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Commissioner Heidi Hedberg
Alaska Department of Health (DOH)
 

1:45 – 3:00PM, "SPEED DATING" WITH DOH & DFCS LEADERSHIP
Commissioner Heidi Hedberg, DOH
Emily Ricci, DOH Deputy Commissioner

Clinton Lasley, DFCS Deputy Commissioner

Renee Gayhart, Division of Healthcare Services Director
Deb Etheridge, Division of Public Assistance Director

Tracy Dompeling, Division of Behavioral Health Director
Tony Newman, Division of Senior and Disabilities Services Director

Heidi Hamilton, DFCS Pioneer Homes Director

Shannon Dilley, DFCS Division of Juvenile Justice Director

Kim Guay, DFCS Office of Children’s Services Director

Dr. Bri Oswald, DFCS Complex Care Unit
 

3:00 – 3:20PM, DEBRIEF FROM THE STATE UPDATE
Ryan Smith - CEO, South Peninsula Hospital | AHHA Legislative Committee Chair

                                                       

3:20 – 3:30PM, DAY 1 WRAP UP
Jared C. Kosin - President & CEO, Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association

 

3:30 – 5:00PM, FREE TIME

Legislative Visits | Hotel Check-In | Other       

 

5:00 – 7:00PM, RECEPTION
Alaska State Museum | 395 Whittier Street

Wednesday, February 21
Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall | 320 West Willoughby Avenue 

 

8:00 – 9:00AM, BUFFET BREAKFAST

 

9:00 – 10:00AM, UPDATE FROM THE STATE – DCCED
Commissioner Julie Sande - Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

Director Lori Wing-Heier - Alaska Division of Insurance

10:00 – 10:30AM, FINAL WRAP UP
Jared C. Kosin - President & CEO, Alaska Hospital & Healthcare Association

Member Legislative Visits: The remainder of the afternoon is reserved for individual meetings with legislators – if you would like assistance in setting up appointments, please contact Jann Mylet at jmylet@alaskahha.org or (907) 726-7191.

 

AHHA’s office at 426 Main Street is open as a home base for luggage storage, restrooms, and wifi access. We will also have refreshments and snacks available from 4:00-5:30PM – please drop by!

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Thank you to AHHA Gold Corporate Associate Member PROLINK for sponsoring this year's event!

Prolink is a premier workforce solutions organization, fulfilling comprehensive staffing, technology, culture, data, and talent experience needs throughout the United States. 


Learn more at prolinkworks.com.

2024 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

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