LITTLE ROCK, AR / July 2, 2010 – The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) announced its national case management and chapter award recipients at CMSA's Annual Conference & Expo held June 8 - 11, in Orlando, Florida.
CMSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Catherine (Cathy) Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM, of Huntington, New York, President of Mullahy & Associates LLC, and noted author and presenter. Her numerous leadership activities include: 2001-2002 CMSA President; Editor-in-Chief, The Case Manager; 1999-2000 National Chair, CCMC; 1995 and 2002 committee member for the Standards of Practice for Case Management; and numerous national board positions. Her book, The Case Manager's Handbook, is widely acclaimed as a reference for case managers and students nationally and internationally.
The 2010 Case Manager of the Year is Susan A. Rogers, RN-BC, BSN, CCM, of Overland Park, Kansas, owner of a case management education/consulting company. Rogers is a nationally recognized speaker, educator, and author with an industry reputation as a champion for case management. She has worked extensively in her local Kansas City CMSA Chapter and for CMSA National.
Derenda Lovelace, RN-BS, MSN, CM, of Chesterfield, Virginia, received the Award of Service Excellence. As RN Case Manager at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Med Center, Lovelace provides clinical case management for severely injured service members and veterans. She has served as Vice President of the Central Virginia Chapter of CMSA and coordinated numerous educational events.
CMSA also presented its 2010 Chapter Excellence & Innovation Awards to these local chapters:
· Conference Planning: Case Management Society of New England
· Membership Development: Greater Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo Chapter of the CMSA
· Technology: Case Management Association of Las Vegas
· Education: South Florida Case Management Network
· Print & Publishing: The Case Management Society of St. Louis
· Public Policy & Advocacy: Case Management Society of Central Arizona
Established in 1990, CMSA is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, CMSA serves more than 10,000 members and 73 affiliate chapters. Learn more at http://www.cmsa.org.