MHA President and CEO Lorry Massa to Retire after Distinguished Career
On June 25, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) President and CEO Lawrence “Lorry” J. Massa, M.S., FACHE, has announced that he will retire in September 2019. Massa has led the association, which represents 141 hospitals and health systems, for nearly 11 years.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to both lead and serve hospital and health care organizations throughout Minnesota,” said Lorry Massa. “Because our members – both metro and rural, large and small – work together so well on improving the delivery of health care and patient safety, we can proudly say that Minnesota is continually recognized by the federal government and national nonprofit organizations as one of the top states in the country for the quality and affordability of our health care.”
Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO of LeadingAge Minnesota, said that in his previous role as CEO of Rice Memorial and over the course of the last 11 years at the helm of MHA, Lorry has always demonstrated a deep and abiding interest in long term care and in the transitions of care that older adults experience both before and after a hospitalization.
"Lorry has truly been an exceptional partner in our unique 50-year affiliation between MHA and LeadingAge Minnesota. He is a community thought leader in advancing a more integrated, less-siloed service delivery system in our state. We are so grateful for his dedication, creative thinking, and generous leadership style," Kvenvold said
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