Politico’s VandeHei To Address Hospital Assoc.

What do Intellimedicine’s Daniel Kraft, Politico‘s Jim VandeHei and “Dancing With the Stars” alum J.R. Martinez have in common? Really, nothing. They’re all human males. But come August they’ll be drawn together at an annual Minnesota Hospital Assoc. meeting at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake in Brainerd (no joke), Minnesota.

The resort offers the following goodies: trapshooting, a spa, golf, tennis & croquet, a 15-person hot tub, lawnbowling, shuffleboard, trampolines, tubing, water skiing and more.

The hospital website says Kraft will “examine rapidly emerging, game changing and convergent technology trends and how they are and will be leveraged to change the face of health care and the practice of medicine in the next decade.” Translation: Who the f knows?

The site describes Politico as “the highly influential political and news website Washingtonian Magazine recently hailed as a ‘media phenomenon.'” VandeHei will discuss the elections: “With a close-up view of what really happens in Washington, he will bring us a frontline journalist’s insight and insider knowledge, covering the upcoming election.”

Martinez will share his story of “resilience and optimism.” Apart from DWTS, as a U.S. Army soldier deployed in Iraq, his vehicle hit a landmine and he suffered severe burns to 40 percent of his body.