Member Spotlight-Peggy Berry

 I have just been accepted as a Fellow with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. Last year, I was awarded the Lillian G. Carter Humanitarian Award for my environmental activism. I was treasurer for SOV CMSA until I had to have back surgery in September, 2019 (plus two total knee replacements). After a year of COVID and recovery, I knew I was ready to assist SOV-CMSA in their efforts to revitalize the chapter.

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About SOV-CMSA

CMSA’S DEFINITION OF CASE MANAGEMENT

Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.

ADVANCING CASE MANAGEMENT

We envision case managers as pioneers of healthcare change, key initiators of and participants in the healthcare team who open up new areas of thought, research and development, leading the way toward the day when every American will know what a case/care manager does and will know how to access case management services.

CMSA’S PHILOSOPHY OF CASE MANAGEMENT

The underlying premise of case management is based in the fact that when an individual reaches the optimum level of wellness and functional capability, everyone benefits: the individuals being served, their support systems, the health care delivery systems and the various reimbursement sources.

Case management serves as a means for achieving client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, communication, education, identification of service resources and service facilitation. The case manager helps identify appropriate providers and facilities throughout the continuum of services, while ensuring that available resources are being used in a timely and cost-effective manner in order to obtain optimum value for both the client and the reimbursement source. Case management services are best offered in a climate that allows direct communication between the case manager, the client, and appropriate service personnel, in order to optimize the outcome for all concerned.

Certification determines that the case manager possesses the education, skills and experience required to render appropriate services based on sound principles of practice.

CMSA’S STRATEGIC MISSION

The Case Management Society of America is the leading membership association providing professional collaboration across the health care continuum to advocate for patients’ well being and improved health outcomes through:

  • Fostering Case Management growth and development
  • Impacting health care policy and
  • Providing evidence-based tools and resources
  • Welcome new members (call and write) and review benefits, answer questions
  • Contact expiring members (call and write) to renew membership
  • Call/write non-members after meetings (thank for attending, encourage to join, etc)
  • Maintain membership list database
  • Circulate at meetings to make all attendees feel welcome
  • Work membership information table at chapter meetings
  • Develop/implement recruitment and retention activities for National CM Week
  • Send holiday greeting cards
  • Develop membership directory
  • Develop New Member Orientation program and schedule quarterly for new members
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for recruiting/retaining membership
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors
  • Develop and distribute meeting notices
  • Handle registrations for meetings (log registrations, answer Q/A’s, etc)
  • Work registration table at chapter meetings
  • Develop ideas, themes, etc for meetings
  • Tabulate meeting evaluations
  • Prepare handouts for meetings
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for chapter meetings
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors
  • Assess needs of membership
  • Identify speakers and educational topics
  • Contact speakers
  • Obtain CNE/CCM continuing education
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors
  • Define and develop levels/types of sponsorships
  • Identify sponsorship opportunities
  • Send out sponsorship information and letters of interest
  • Follow up on solicited calls/mailings
  • Follow-up on unsolicited calls/inquiries from interested companies/sponsors
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for effectively recruiting and retaining sponsorships
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors
  • Develop press releases as needed
  • Create sponsorship solicitation forms
  • Develop materials to recognize sponsors
  • Develop chapter logo and stationary
  • Develop newsletter for chapter members
  • Develop/implement PR activities for National CM Week
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for promoting local chapter
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for successful conferences
  • Communicate w/ other committee chairs on regular basis to coordinate chapter efforts
  • Work with conference facility, sponsors, etc to coordinate conference
  • Develop brochure/conference materials
  • Communicate w/ other chapter contacts on ideas, tips, etc.
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for planning successful annual conference
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors

Coming Soon!

  • Update website with documents/information as directed by Board
  • Identify needed information or functionality on website to meet member needs
  • Communicate w/ other chapters on ideas, tips, etc. for website development/maintenance
  • Report on committee activities and recommendations to Chapter Board of Directors

Board Of Directors

President – Janet Coulter

Past – President – Mary Beth Newman

Treasurer- Joan Sevy Majers

Treasurer – Elect – Peggy Berry

Secretary- Kathy Barrows

Secretary – Elect – Open

Board Director- Barbara Mackey-Zeigler

Secretary – Elect – Open

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