Apr 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Patti Banks, CEO Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital
Healthcare-related “Hot Topics” from the national, state, and local levels.
Our presenter this week is Patti Banks, CEO of ELY-Bloomenson Community Hospital (EBCH).  She has years of experience in healthcare administration across various settings, including hospitals and long-term care facilities.  She has been the CEO at EBCH for four years after serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO.  Patti has been involved in multi teams and has been responsible for successfully writing and managing grants and working on various projects related to capital equipment purchases, facility-wide culture change, population health, and strategic planning. In 2017, Patti led EBCH through the transition to a new electronic medical records platform called EPIC Community Connect.
As a member of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Directors, Patti represents small, rural hospitals at the state level. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and was certified in long-Term Care Administration in 2002.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and three grown sons. She is also an active member of St. Martin’s Church in Tower and participates in numerous volunteer activities.
Her presentation will feature healthcare-related “Hot Topics” from the national, state, and local levels.  Based on the current Q & A style ads that EBCH has been running in the local papers titled Hospital Connection. Patti will dive deeper into some featured topics, such as the Change Healthcare data breach, Critical Access Hospitals 101, and how AI might affect the future of healthcare.