October 11th, 2009 starts the weeklong celebration of case managers and the commitments and contributions we make in educating the public. I have previously been employed with national case management firms who would honor us with activities such as lunches, continuing education seminars and gifts of appreciation. As a business owner I no longer get to participate in such functions, but it certainly does not diminish my pride in what we offer to the community, our patients, and our fellow healthcare providers.
If you have a firm or facility are are looking for ways to recognize the work of your case management staff, consider suggestions made by CMSA (Case Management Society of America). They have downloadable resources as well as promotional products that you might wish to use to make this year’s celebration the best ever.
Perhaps you could like to join this exciting field. To learn more about becoming a certified nurse case manager, check out the Commission for Case Manager Certification. Even before you become certified you can join CMSA for networking, educational opportunities and assistance in positively impacting and improving patient wellbeing and healthcare outcomes.