President's Message

Dear AHRMNY members,

Our June 6th Annual Conference was extremely successful and well attended with 130 attendees!

Gehan Soliman and the Education Committee assembled an annual conference which included keynote topics of Violence in Hospitals and Emerging Trends and the Future of Enterprise Risk Management. The morning and afternoon breakout sessions included Disclosure Communication, Simulation in Healthcare, Worker Safety & Patient Safety in the Age of ACO’s--The “New” Safety Crisis and E-Discovery. Overall, the intriguing speakers on these evolving topics in healthcare risk management and patient safety have proven to be very informative for our attendees. Many thanks for the support of our sponsors, contributors and exhibitors of our event.  I truly appreciate everyone’s hard work for this event as well as throughout the year.   

The Association’s Board of Directors and committee members have demonstrated a strong commitment to the organization’s mission and vision. For this, we are pleased that the dedication of the Board and its committees served as a driving force for progression of the organization.

The Public Relations Committee continues with the commitment and hard work needed to enhance our redesigned website and continue efforts to facilitate communication among our members and with ASHRM affiliated chapters.  

Through the efforts of Alvin Safran, Past President and Chair of the Membership Committee, a proposal for an Emeritus Designation was introduced and recently approved by the Board of Directors. We are extremely pleased to announce that Robin Maley, Pamela Monastero, Samuel Senders, Margaret Sullivan and Carolyn Reinach Wolf have accepted an invitation to the Emeritus Designation. All of our mentioned Emeritus Board members have served in the role of President for our Association and are deemed subject matter experts in the healthcare risk management, patient safety, legal and structured settlement communities. We thank them for their years of dedication to the organization and we are truly looking forward to working with them in the future. 

As a reminder, the Association’s membership campaign begins on July 1st.We encourage members as they renew their membership to think about the areas that interest them and consider joining a committee. 

Our Publications Committee has continued to raise the bar with our outstanding Risk Management Quarterly (RMQ) publications that are timely, informative and serve as an enlightening resource for our members. We welcome submissions on risk management and patient safety topics for consideration in this wonderful publication.  

The Fundraising Committee worked tirelessly to obtain sponsors, contributors and secure financial support for the organization in order to provide the deliverables to our members. We are extremely indebted to the leadership of the committee and its members. As well, we are appreciative to our generous sponsors and contributors, whose support is essential for the events and opportunities for our organization. Without their consideration and generosity, these events would not be possible.

Our Finance and Bylaws committees have also been hard at work with an ongoing process throughout the year to ensure that AHRMNY operates within its governance and with a timely budget.  

In closing, thank you to the Association's members and the Board of Directors for the support during my tenure as President. Wishing you and yours a safe, enjoyable spring and summer season!

Warmest regards,

Francine A. Thomas, President
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 

 

 

 

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