Monday, 8:00am to 9:00am
Board Room

Join the Minnesota Department of Health nurse planners who live and work in rural Minnesota for an interactive discussion around health care home capacity building, certification and recertification on Monday morning. Whether you are a provider considering certification, staff working in a clinic that has been certified for many years or just want to learn more about what a health care home is, this audience-driven pre-session is for you. The majority of the time will be dedicated to participant questions.

Danette Holznagel, RN, PHN, CDE, FCN

Nurse Planner
Minnesota Department of Health, Health Care Homes

Danette Holznagel is a nurse planner for Health Care Homes (HCH) program through MDH. She is responsible for HCH capacity building, certification and recertification in Northern Minnesota and bordering states. Danette received her Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica, is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and brings 40 years of nursing experience in both acute and primary care to her perspective of healthcare in rural Minnesota.

Joan Kindt, RN-C, BSN, MHP

Nurse Planner
Minnesota Department of Health, Health Care Homes

Joan Kindt is a nurse planner for the Health Care Homes (HCH) section of MDH. She is responsible for HCH capacity building, certification and recertification in Southern Minnesota and bordering states.  After receiving her BSN from Winona State University, she moved to Southwestern MN where she continues to represent the rural perspective in health care.  Joan has over 30 years of nursing experience in areas including local public health, community psychiatric, acute and clinic nursing.