who found the skills they needed to grow their business at the Healthcare Business Institute at Mercury Healthcare International

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About The Healthcare Business Institute: 

Founded in Denver, Colorado in 2012, The Healthcare Business Institute is widely recognized for its superior coaching and training services and its targeted education and training programs for the healthcare industry.

Derive the most out of your training and capacity development dollars as you learn to effectively manage change, improve organizational performance, and enhance your staff's knowledge and capacity.   Because the Managed Care Contracting and Negotiation practice isn’t regulated by a formal governing body, literally anyone can call themselves a managed care expert (and many do!). While there are many courses and certifications available from many different sources, including our own, none of these certifications/designations/accreditations are offered through a state or federally regulated governing board. They are awarded by the company or association offering the course.

Our approach differentiates itself from most seminar companies, trade associations, and traditional educational institutions. We bring a unique combination of strategy and tactical development and practical, hands-on implementation in the form of workshops, seminars, private coaching and small intimate Master Classes with experts working in the industry for over 15-20 years ore more.  We never  seek large numbers in registration. We keep classes small, intimate, focused on practical constructs and always hands-on. For this reason, we tend to avoid the typical seminar company setup, venues and business model. This keeps overheads lower and in turn enables us to set lower, more accessible registration fees at venues with interesting destination experience features.

What you'll notice right away is our deep understanding of the organizational development and training needs assessment processes for healthcare. You'll see rapid and measurable, meaningful performance improvements right away.  It starts with the Aha! moment while you are still in class and continues building over time.

St. George, the new home of the Healthcare Business Institute is an amazing place to learn, relax, vacation, and reflect. Whether you're interested in playing golf, experiencing Broadway in the desert at Tuachan Amphitheater, sightseeing nearby Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and several state parks and public recreation areas, soaking up the beauty of this red rock country, relaxing under the sun or stargazing away from bright lights and big cities.

The desert climate contributes to generally clear skies, relatively mild winters and hot summers. Visitors enjoy over 300 days of sunshine per year and temperatures vary from a low in January and December of 31°F to 102°F in July. That's why Maria Todd has chosen this exclusive year-round seasonal resort to conduct executive leadership training and coaching and strategic planning retreats for hospital and healthcare executives.

When you attend a retreat with internationally renowned healthcare industry expert, Dr. Maria Todd, you'll stay in luxury accommodations that surpass most airport and downtown hotels and traditional conference venues. And you'll join the alumni of 60,000+ healthcare business leaders who have trained with or been mentored by Maria Todd around the world since 1987.

We schedule private coaching at private meeting space at the exclusive members-only country club at Entrada at Snow Canyon, and accommodate you at The Inn at Entrada. This desert paradise is nestled near the mouth of breathtaking Snow Canyon State park.  Alternatively,  if you want to extend your stay in the area, the excitement of Las Vegas is a 90 minute drive south. Rent a car or hop on a shuttle and use your studio casita as a base camp.

Get There

You'll fly into St George Regional Airport (SGU), serviced by American, Delta and United. Round trip transfers to the resort are included in the private coaching package. The area is serviced by both Uber and Lyft if you want to get around the area after your arrival to the Inn at Entrada. 

You can also use a taxi or Uber or Lyft to explore the area and visit museums, or rent a car and drive to nearby national parks, theater and state and national recreation sites. Budget and Avis are available at the terminal. And if you rent a car, each casita comes with a fully-enclosed garage.

Where You'll Stay

Forget the standard conference center hotel room! The spirit of ancient Anasazi civilizations is the inspiration for these aesthetically designed resort homes.  You'll be delighted as you make yourself at home in a warmly appointed desert contemporary studio casita with panoramic views of striking red cliffs at the Inn at Entrada. Your casita accommodations for two nights are included in the coaching fee and we load the refrigerator with refreshing amenities before you arrive.  If you'd like to bring a small group, we'll adjust the all-inclusive fee to include additional casita accommodations, or, alternatively, you can decide if you'd like to share a one-two or three-bedroom casita with your companion travelers. Should you decide to extend your stay to enjoy the national parks and attractions, we've arranged an exclusive discount for our HBI guests on a space available basis. 

Activities and Amenities

Enjoy a challenging golf experience on the most artfully designed course in Utah. In 2015, CNN listed this course as a top 19 "Bucket list" course,

Extend your stay so you can play a round of golf Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club. The course is members only but you'll have associate member privileges during your stay.  The championship level course was recently rated the #2 Best Course in Utah by the editors of Golf Digest. This southern Utah golf course, designed by Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss, is a par 72 covering 7,280 yards and features an impressive practice facility as well as PGA pro golf instruction. Johnny Miller states, "The varied terrain and the incredible vistas will make this one of the most exciting golf courses in the entire country." The terrain at Entrada covers 710 acres of beautiful southern Utah desert, and the golf course winds through large arroyos, lava beds and rolling dunes at the foot of the jagged Navajo and Kayenta sandstone cliffs marking the ancient history of this Navajo landscape. Associate member green fees are not included in your private coaching package.

Not a golfer? There's tennis, pickleball, and if you aren't up for either of those, grab a book or class study materials or just relax in the sun by one of several pools and therapy spas. Entrada Sports and Fitness Center offers eight outdoor racquet courts, six dedicated to pickleball and two dedicated to tennis. All courts are available year-round and feature panoramic views of towering cliffs and the red rock formations of Snow Canyon State Park. The fresh, clear desert air heightens your senses and elevates your game to a whole new level.

There's also a fully-equipped fitness center to keep to your wellness program while you are away from home.

And don't forget to plan time before or after the retreat agenda for a relaxing or deep tissue massage, a facial, a manicure at the spa. Prices (view spa menu) are competitive with most spa resorts.

Where You'll Eat

The Grille at Entrada is a fabulous restaurant offering a fine dining twist on a casual atmosphere. Overlooking the Johnny Miller signature golf course with floor to ceiling windows on the upper level of Entrada's award winning clubhouse, you'll enjoy the panoramic views of red rock cliffs, snow canyon and emerald fairways are everywhere you look.  Dine on savory chef-prepared dishes that nourish both body and the soul while overlooking the red rock canyon and the lights of St. George. The menu provides a gourmet dining experience sure to satisfy any guest's palette. Dinner reservations are highly recommended.

What You'll See

You'll be amazed as you watch the heavens catch fire in a range of breathtaking colors at sunset from the back patio of your casita studio accommodation.

But long after the last drop of twilight fades to black, the next phase of the the earth's rotation begins to shine. It is a part of the 24-hour cycle that many developed places have lost to the constant shine of the cityscape — most Americans live in an area where they cannot see the Milky Way due to lighting from cities but you'll have the best seat in the theater of the stars as you experience the brilliance of the starlit desert sky on your private patio. They call this "astro tourism" because you have to travel away from the city to see it.

Private Coaching Sessions

Maria Todd and many of our other consulting experts offer personalized coaching for startups, established healthcare executives, physicians and managers and investors on a variety of topics.

Our private coaching offer is all inclusive

You get a full day of one-on-one personalized attention, airport pickup and return, 2-nights accommodation in a private, 800ftstudio casita at the Inn at Entrada and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on your coaching day.  Room rate includes wireless internet and executive-level, country-club amenities unparalleled in the region.

You are welcome (and encouraged!) to extend your stay at our discounted rate to enjoy the nearby national park and other attractions, enjoy a round of golf  or pamper yourself at the Tarocco Spa onsite. Las Vegas is 90 minutes south and available by door-to-door shuttle service.


Learn more by calling 800.727.4160

Explore several national parks and monuments nearby

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