Your Chapter President Council Representative
A Message from:
Rita Richter, RN, BSN, CCM
Your CMSA Chapter President Council Representative
The Value of CMSA
Welcome to our new website and the Chapter Corner Newsletter. This really is an exciting time for us! Not only do we have our new published Case Management Model Act that reflects our Standards of Practice, we have our new business leadership with Fraser Imagineers to help guide and promote those values of CMSA we hold dear. My plan is to periodically write articles for the Chapter Corner to promote and facilitate strong chapter relationships and demonstrate the value of CMSA.
You will find this updated website is much easier to maneuver in finding information you are searching for. The links and resource sites are clearly defined to direct us to our By Laws, Membership, Chapters, Education, Public Policy, Conferences, everything you want to know about CMSA and current events.
As stated in our Standards of Practice – “Case Managers are recognized experts and vital participants in the care coordination team who empower people to understand and access quality, safe and efficient health care services.” CMSA is our building block that gives us the wisdom, courage and strength to provide these professional services. It equips us with a strong voice in health care with about 7800 members, 35,000 subscribers and 74 Chapters.
CMSA offers numerous networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, education, leadership and support to enhance the professionals we are. We do not stand alone – we stand together. Be on the lookout for our monthly CPC webinars. Topics we will be discussing are: Technology, Social Media, Bylaws, Strategic Planning, Developing Budgets, Finances, Public Policy updates, Chapter Revitalization and Best Practices.
Remember our mission: “to promote the individual and collective professional development of health care case managers…”. Be sure to check our website frequently for updates!