There has been a tradition of creating a hashtag for each presidential year, this year I have chosen #Onward. It describes the mindset we have had not only in this industry and chapter, but individually as well. Despite the challenges over the past three years, we have remained resilient and found ways to move forward regardless of the circumstance. Many of our goals this year are focused on refining and perfecting the actions taken by Katie and other Past Presidents.
We will focus on three main goals for this year:
- Community Service: We believe that leaving a positive impact on the communities where we live is essential. Our goal is to have member-driven service projects quarterly across the state to make a difference to those less fortunate than us. If you have any service projects you would like us to consider, please let us know.
- Continued Education: Our plan is to expand our meaningful and quality serve members outside of finance and revenue cycle functions, including Nursing, Clinical Staff, IT, and Students. We will continue to offer virtual certification classes such as the CRCR and CHFP, and plan to release a first of its kind, CSBI Certification class starting October 3, 2023. More importantly, we will continue to prioritize inclusiveness in our education offerings, building on the tremendous progress from Katie’s DEI Initiative.
- Campus Connections: We believe it is imperative to engage the future leaders of healthcare by providing opportunities for education, mentorship, and a path to leadership. Our University Initiative aims to make a direct impact on young professionals throughout the state. We are fortunate to have Dr. Kristen Sharp, lead these efforts!
We encourage members who want to get involved to please reach out to us with questions or let us know areas where you see need for improvement. Finally, mark your calendars to join us in person in Knoxville September 27th to the 29th for our Fall Institute!