David Borgert of CentreCare Health System Honored
David Borgert of CentraCare Health System was honored with MHA’s Spirit of Advocacy Award for his spirit and tireless efforts to inform CentraCare staff and the central Minnesota community about health care reform. And his valuable contributions to MHA’s Policy and Advocacy Committee and staff helped shape, and continues to shape, how hospitals respond to the public policy implications of many important health care topics of our time. In the midst of the most significant national health care reform in decades, Borgert has taken on the difficult task of communicating about health care reform to not only CentraCare employees, but also to central Minnesota business leaders and residents. As director of community and government relations for St. Cloud Hospital and CentraCare Health System for the last 14 years, he has shown leadership while balancing the many intricacies of state, federal and community issues. The result has been a better informed community — one that has a better understanding of health care reform and how it can contribute to affordable, quality health care.