The mission of the North Carolina Chapter of ASHRM is to promote enterprise risk management in health care delivery settings throughout the state. We achieve this mission through:
- Conducting educational programs and activities to strengthen and develop healthcare risk management programs and promote professional development
- Providing a medium for the interchange of ideas;
- Developing professional relationships among members in order to facilitate free exchange of information and solutions of mutual problems;
- Providing a forum on healthcare risk management issues and explaining the impact of these issues to other appropriate parties
Dear NC ASHRM Members,
I am both honored and excited to have the opportunity to serve as your 2019 NC ASHRM Chapter President. I look forward to working with our Board and all of our members.
Our chapter’s mission is to support and improve the practice of healthcare risk management. I would like to thank all of our members who are involved in activities that support our mission. This includes conference and webinar planners, attendees, speakers, volunteers and sponsors, as well as our Board members and Committee members. Your dedication and involvement are essential to the success of our chapter. This is truly a team effort.
At the close of 2018 our chapter membership stood at 284, an increase of 21 members over 2017. We continue to be a financially strong and vibrant organization. Throughout 2018, a number of our members have been recognized for outstanding achievements and attainment of professional designations. Congratulations to all of you. I am delighted to report that chapter finances are in good order.
In 2019, we have contractual commitments to hold our spring conference again at the Holiday Sunspree and Resort in Wrightsville Beach and our fall conference at the Doubletree Biltmore Village in Asheville. Per member request, we are excited to be returning to the mountains for our fall conference. It is our goal to provide conferences that are affordable, convenient, enjoyable and provide a valuable learning experience for attendees.
NC ASHRM is extremely fortunate to have a very engaged membership. To that end, we must continue to work together to find ways to attract new members. As your Chapter President, I encourage all NC ASHRM members to assume the role of “NCASHRM ambassador” taking up the banner to promote our organization and increase our membership.
I look forward to working with you and seeing all of you at our upcoming 2019 conferences.
Gwen R. Stokes, BSN, MPH, CPHQ, CPHRM, DFASHRM
President NC ASHRM