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President’s Message May 2022

New Year, New Commitment Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors There is so much going on in the world, yet it is hard to know what to say. We stand with those who are under attack in their home country of Ukraine and with those who have fled seeking [...]

President’s Message May 20222022-05-25T12:56:39-04:00

President’s Message January 2022

New Year, New Commitment Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi Here’s a true/false quiz: Denise’s family owns a piece of the Green Bay Packers True or [...]

President’s Message January 20222022-02-24T14:37:26-05:00

President’s Message August 2021

What I Learned from Watching the Olympics and the Impact for HMA Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors If you know me at all, you know that I am not an athlete but I am a passionate spectator! I enjoy watching many sports- professional, amateur, and most of all, [...]

President’s Message August 20212022-02-24T14:30:52-05:00

President’s Message May 2021

Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors An especially important part of Health Ministry Association is our communication with each other. One of the reasons I serve on the board is my firm belief that we do our best when we are engaged in honest, open discussions. Jen Hall submitted her resignation [...]

President’s Message May 20212022-02-24T14:21:47-05:00

Being a Spiritual Leader : Leading From the Heart

Gail Thornton RN, BSN Nurse Leader, Dignity Health/ Common Spirit HMA Director of Program Leadership There are many reasons why we become leaders. However, there’s one thing all leaders have in common, we take the responsibility of leading other people. Whenever an organization wants a project to move forward, they depend upon their leaders to [...]

Being a Spiritual Leader : Leading From the Heart2021-11-11T15:18:44-05:00

Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: Balancing Listening, Teaching & Empathy

  By Amy Armanious DNP, MSOL, RN  This spring, many of us in the USA witnessed hope with the positive COVID news that people were getting vaccinated and hence less serious illness and death. Families were once again able to get together with loved ones and enjoy celebrations such as college and high school graduations, [...]

Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: Balancing Listening, Teaching & Empathy2021-08-17T18:07:11-04:00

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Communications Released:

"Final Weekly Enrollment Snapshot for the 2019 Enrollment Period" Approximately 8.4 million people selected or were automatically re-enrolled in plans using the HealthCare.gov platform during the 2019 open enrollment period.  These snapshots provide point-in-time estimates of weekly plan selections, call center activity and visits to HealthCare.gov or CuidadoDeSalud.gov. The final snapshot reports new plan selections, active plan renewals [...]

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of Communications Released:2019-01-04T11:40:32-05:00

Pittsburgh: Prayers and Presence

We mingle our grief with the Tree of Life synagogue community in Pittsburgh, PA whose sacred Sabbath service was shattered by a murderous rampage this past Saturday.  No words can express our condolences, our sorrow, our anger.  No words can express our prayers for comfort to somehow come to those affected by the trauma. We [...]

Pittsburgh: Prayers and Presence2018-10-29T20:45:53-04:00

Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Proposed changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program would streamline clinical billing and expand access to high-quality care. On July 12, HMA received this information from CMS... Read below for the full information and how you can provide public feedback on the proposed rules - deadline is Sept. 10, 2018. Today, the [...]

Proposes Historic Changes to Modernize Medicare and Restore the Doctor-Patient Relationship2018-07-16T14:32:54-04:00

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -Martin Luther King Jr. I’m in love with my job. As I sit at my desk this beautiful summer morning in the Midwest, I am smiling, and [...]

President’s Message – July/Aug HMA Today2018-07-09T09:08:47-04:00
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