Education Services

Online-Only Registrations

The LHA’s Education Department transitioned to a paperless registration process beginning July 1, 2020. All registrations for LHA education events will only be offered online, and the fax option is no longer available.

Seminars and Webinars

More than 70 educational programs, seminars, webinars and workshops are presented each year. These programs focus on a variety of topics of interest to hospitals, some of which include healthcare management, nursing, reimbursement issues, regulatory issues and coding. For more information on education programs or to request specific education content, visit the LHA Education Calendar.

CareLearning: Internet-Based Educational Programs

We are proud to offer CareLearning as a member service and know hospitals will find it a valuable resource for their educational and staff development needs. CareLearning is an online education company designed to help healthcare organizations by providing reliable, trusted, and easily-accessible talent management solutions. These competency, eLearning, and performance products are developed to ensure that your employees are provided with the appropriate training and education based on an assessment of the skills, knowledge and abilities required and an evaluation of their job performance. CareLearning is a non-profit organization operated by more than 40 state hospital associations and offers unmatched customer service. CareLearning offers best-in-class training and education for all healthcare professionals: Learning Management System; Performance & Competency Management; Regulatory Training; Continuing Education; Customized Training; Live Event Management; and Certificate and Licensure Expiration Tracking.

Continuing Education Credits

The following are a few of the CEU options available:

  • continuing education for coders, medical staff coordinators, pharmacists and physicians.

Proctoring a Course for Continuing Education Credits

If your hospital would like to have multiple staff in a conference room to share in the learning experience of a webinar that the LHA is offering, you must have a designated Proctor in place if anyone desires continuing education credits if offered for the course. The Proctor Agreement outlines the duties required to meet continuing education criteria. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Only the person designated as the “proctor” should register online to participate in the webinar.

  • Review the Proctor Process Presentation to better understand the requirements for multiple attendees to receive continuing education credit. Failure to follow the specific proctor process outlined in the above presentation will prevent all attendees other than the registered participant from receiving continuing education credit. 

Winter Symposium and Summer Conference

Each year, the LHA offers two programs specifically for hospital leadership. The Winter Healthcare Leadership Symposium and the Summer Conference combine opportunities for hospital leadership to learn about the latest healthcare developments, locally and nationally, and to network with colleagues from across the state.

Leadership Programs

Changing health and healthcare in Louisiana and beyond will require transformational leadership, and an important part of Louisiana hospitals' initiative to reengineer care is to identify and train leaders for today and tomorrow. Therefore a priority for the LHA is to identify education gaps and work with the appropriate partners to make needed training accessible and affordable to the Louisiana healthcare workforce who will play a leadership role in transforming healthcare. Audiences for various offerings are likely to include hospital executives, trustees, managers, physicians, nurses, members of the community, hospital employees who are natural leaders among their peers, and students who look forward to a career in healthcare. For more information on leadership offerings, visit the LHA Education Calendar

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The LHA hosts events year-round that give providers of healthcare services and products the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hospital leadership. Our programs each have unique audiences — hospital C-suite, nurses, physicians, attorneys, communications professionals, emergency preparedness staff, coders, behavioral healthcare providers, rural hospitals and many more. View a list of opportunities or call the Education Department to craft a sponsorship that fits your company's needs.


LHA Education Team


Merle Francis
Associate Vice President of
Education Services 

Melissa Arthur
Education Coordinator 

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