President's Message

Dear Members:

Welcome to our newly redesigned website! The official launch of our website is exciting and welcomed news. The Association has partnered with StarChapter system, which was introduced to us as a positive website support by leaders of chapters affiliated with ASHRM. Partnering with the StarChapter system will provide the organization a proactive role in managing our website and support communication with features such as blogging in the future. Details on the site will follow with a welcome email.

I hope you are all managing to get through these cold, snowy, ice filled days as the elements of this winter season have been very challenging to say the least! The intensity of the winter season has a new meaning as we all have been introduced to the term--Polar Vortex. Despite this, as the calendar marches on, the signs of Spring are in the air.

On the heels of our December half day conference; we experienced a successful webinar on February 12, 2014 on the topic of Patients and Families as Safety Partners by Ronette Wiley, RN, MHA, BSN, CPPS, Vice President of Performance Improvement and Care Coordination, as well as Chief Compliance Officer at Bassett Medical Center. Ms. Wiley shared how the concept of partnership is an essential component for a healthcare culture that supports patient safety, patient satisfaction and successful outcomes in the clinical setting. Over 75 people attended the webinar and we plan to continue to use this media as a means to extend educational opportunities to our members.

The March 12, 2014 Education and Networking event which will be held at the Lighthouse International from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Kathleen Shure, SVP of Greater New York Hospital Association, will speak on the topic of Health Exchange Implementation: How it will impact Hospitals and Risk Managers. This topic continues to be of great interest to healthcare entities in light of the Affordable Care Act. Many thanks to Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker, LLP for their sponsorship of the event. Registration for the event is in progress.

The annual full day conference will return to the Lighthouse International on Friday June 6, 2014. We invite you to save the date. We will keep you posted on that day’s topics as soon as they are finalized; however, in the initial planning stage is the topic of future issues facing hospitals and healthcare systems as well as individual providers. We also plan to continue with breakout sessions for attendees. We would like to thank the continued generosity of our sponsors and exhibitors.

Our Fundraising Committee continues to reach out for sponsors to support our programs. In efforts to promote advertising and other fundraising ventures, the chairpersons of the Fundraising and Publications committees have formed a task-force to develop a platform for advertising in the Risk Management Quarterly (RMQ.) We invite those in the business of healthcare to expose your business to our readership.

It is that time of year again as the Nominating Committee has begun to initiate the process to propose members for the vacancies in the positions of Board Officers and Directors, and getting the ballots out to our members to vote.  We ask that you consider nominating those who you believe will truly serve the organization.

As always, we are appreciative for our generous sponsors without whom; these events and opportunities would not be possible. Their support is essential to our organization.

See you at the March event!

Best regards,




Annual Educational Conference

June 06, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
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Lighthouse International, NYC
111 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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