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Membership...Why?

“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

This is exactly why you should become involved in your professional organization.

CMSA Chicago members gain personal and professional benefits while improving our communities through:

 Socialization/ Networking/Volunteer Opportunities

  •          It is common to see patient situations resolved because of connections made through CMSA events, social media, and our other networks.

 

Engagement/Mentorship

  •          Everyone has different skills, experience and passions; when it’s time to grow and step outside that comfort zone, there is likely to be someone ready to assist within CMSA’s professional network.
  •          Looking for a change; are you interested in a new specialty? CMSA can provide the connection for advice and exploration.
  •          Do you have unique skills and passion to share? CMSA Chicago can provide venues and new audiences who will benefit from your knowledge while you grow through teaching.

 

Promotion/Dissemination of Evidence Based Practice and Quality Improvement

  •          CMSA is an important resource for supporting and sustaining a healthy, engaged and powerful case management profession.

 

 Advocacy & Health Policy Involvement

  •          CMSA sponsors political activism and workshops to educate, motivate and engage our members in the political process, thereby fostering sensible policy.
  •          CMSA advocates for change, and improvements on behalf of our members and our patients.

 

 Leadership/Personal/Professional Development.

  •          CMSA provides practice guidelines, ethical standards and opportunities for professional development, which enhance our members’ skills, status and image.
  •          CMSA provides educational opportunities to learn and remain current with important healthcare advances, and resources, so our members are better case managers.
  •          CMSA members have access to publications, toolkits, conferences, peer expertise, and online resources.

 

What are you waiting for?

Invest in yourself by joining CMSA to improve your case management skills!

CMSA is the oldest and largest case management professional membership organization in the world. The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) facilitates the growth and development of professional case managers across the full health care continuum, promoting high quality, ethical practice benefiting patients and their families. We strive for improved health outcomes by providing evidence-based resources, impacting health care policy and sustaining the CMSA-developed Standards of Practice for Case Management.

Information about membership can be found under "membership" tab or send an email to info@cmsa-chicago.org

Looking forward to seeing you!

Dr. Colleen Morley DNP RN CMCN ACM                                                        President Elect 2017-19                                                                       CMSA Chicago

 

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4 Comments

  1. Katie

    Apr. 5, 2018

    I have been a member for several years, and no matter where I have worked in the arena of CM my membership has been my best investment. Acute care, UR, Insurance, or community CM, I have made connections and attended networking and educational mtgs that have helped me succeed in my role. I have also made personal lasting relationships with fellow members and have great memories because of the activities I have been a part of with the chapter here in Chicago.

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  2. Kathleen Moriarty

    Mar. 13, 2018

    CMSA memebership is of great value. Just last week I had the opportunity to network with CMSA colleagues regarding a topic that was presented at our January CEU event. Thanks Colleen and Eric!

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  3. Colleen Morley

    Mar. 12, 2018

    I agree. Studies have even shown that connection with your professional organization increase engagement in your profession, lead to great satisfaction with your profession and add to personal satisfaction too. Nothing kike knowing you're not alone!

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  4. Eric Bergman

    Mar. 12, 2018

    One of the best investments I've made in my career as a case manager is my membership in CMSA!

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