Happy 2017! A New Year means more new beginnings for HPMSNJ. Don Dykstra led the 2016 executive team to reenergize the network of sponsors and members with exciting educational and networking opportunities. They launched a redesigned modern website and bright new logo to drive the organization towards a grander direction. There was a year ending high turn-out for the Annual Meeting and the highest amount of submissions for the PeRCy Awards.
As healthcare changes and evolves partnerships and relationships become even more important and have healthcare reaching across the care continuum. In 2017 HPMSNJ will add more members from home care to long term care, as well as add to our strong hospital membership base. Additionally, we will be uniting with MSHSMD, HLNDV, NY Associations and SHSMD to promote larger scale networking opportunities and joint webinars.
Events currently in the works include a Spring Education session sponsored by Truven and RWJ on “Uniting Planning and Marketing Strategies and Goals to Increase ROI”, the 3rd Annual HPMSNJ-Trenton Thunder Event on August 15, 2017, sponsored by Healthgrades on Consumerism followed by a great baseball game, and in the annual meeting will now be an overnight conference session featuring many speakers. We are actively seeking speakers for all events and encourage members and sponsors to contact members of the Executive Board to discuss opportunities.
There are so many ways to get involved with your peers in HPMSNJ. Volunteer for a committee, or develop networking and educational events with new friends. Visit the committee’s page to learn more. Also, we will be engaging all over 1000 linked in members to complete a survey to learn more about what you would like in 2017 from the organization. Please take a moment to complete the survey sometime after January 30, 2017 to be entered to win a $50 amazon gift card to a random winner drawn from the survey entries.
It's never too early to start thinking about the PeRCy Awards! We received a innovative and engaging entries in 2017 and in Jane's third year as Chair of the PeRCys will be even more rewarding. I have no doubt that 2017's awards will be even more competitive and last year’s 30 entries will double.
To maximize the benefits of your membership in HPMSNJ, we encourage all members and sponsors to dial into HPMSNJ's monthly calls (scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10am) and to join us at face-to-face meetings whenever possible. If you wish to be included on conference call as a board guest, please send requests to any board member.
Last but not least, please remember to follow us on LinkedIn by clicking here and like us on Facebook!
Your ideas, thoughts and participation throughout the year are what continue to make HPMSNJ a thriving and vibrant organization. Join us, sponsor us and bring all of your partners into the organization in 2017! I look forward to serving the team and meeting all members at the year’s exciting events!!