Your Summer CHAHRM Newsletter Is Here!
A Note From Your CHAHRM President

Breckenridge never fails in providing our CHAHRM members with the perfect getaway spot for some relaxation and fun.....oh, and some quality education! We had an amazing panel of speakers at this year's Summer Conference with each complementing the essence of our theme, "Population Health & HR". Be sure to read through each presentation summation contained within this newsletter!
I want to give a big THANK YOU to our Business Partners - Wage Watch, Altra Healthcare Staffing, Assured Partners, Inc., Davis Flex Spending and Valic. Without you, we could not hold our conferences in locations that spoil us and provide such an amazing opportunity for members to network and enjoy the company of our talented membership group and extended network!
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) is holding their 53rd Annual Conference & Exposition September 16-19th in Seattle, WA. I have attended this conference twice before and can say with absolute confidence it provides participants the opportunity to learn from highly educated and engaging speakers, visit a large and diverse group of business partners, and network with an amazing group of HR professionals. For more information about the conference, visit .      
ASHHRA has a Chapter Management Awards Program that is designed to assist chapter leaders in the efficient and effective management of their Chapters. The program is intended to serve as a resource guide and to highlight some of the activities that are trademarks of successful chapters. CHAHRM is one of ASHHRA's premier chapters, receiving the highest honor, the 4-Star Award, for the past 17 years!
ASHHRA also recognizes chapter officers and members by nomination for awards such as: HR Visionary Leader, Outstanding Chapter Officer, Outstanding Chapter Achievement, National Mentorship, and the Gary Willis Leadership Award. Several of our Chapter's leaders have been nominated over the years and have honored with shiny plaques acknowledging them for their contribution and efforts. We anticipate another 4-Star Chapter Award this year, as well as more awards to be given to our chapter's leadership.
This year, ASHHRA introduced the "ASHHRA Exchange" as a way for healthcare HR professionals to connect electronically.  Through the exchange, ASHHRA members can post questions or weigh-in on active discussions.  During the Summer Conference, we demonstrated how to post to the exchange and how to navigate the latest discussions. Click here for the quick guide to get started on the ASHHRA Exchange.
The CHAHRM Executive Committee continues to assess the sustainability of holding three conferences each year. The good news is that for this year we will be holding a Fall Conference again in Pueblo, CO on October 19th and 20th. We visited this location for the first time a couple of years ago and had one of our highest attendance rates, drawing in several of our members from rural hospitals. Please watch in the coming months for conference details and make plans to join us!  
As my term of President begins to wind down, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on the journey I have been on as a leader of this fine organization. CHAHRM has had such a significant influence on my career development as a HR professional. Although a bit rocky at times, the overall experience I have been afforded, relationships developed, and most of all, lessons learned, are all things I am very thankful for. Thanks to those of you who have been or may still take part in my personal journey. I appreciate you all!  
I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and look forward to seeing you in Pueblo!  

Mandy Crockett, SPHR 
CHAHRM President
Director of Human Resources
San Luis Valley Health
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All pictures from the conference are available on our Facebook page
General Session Meeting

 The CHAHRM Executive Committee held the General Session Meeting on Thursday morning at the Summer Conference.  If you were unable to attend the General Session, the meeting minutes have been made available for your review.

Presentations From The Conference
This year's Summer Conference was complete with dynamic, energetic presenters who delivered knowledgeable information on Population Health. If you missed the conference, don't worry!  Members who attended the conference submitted articles reviewing the content of each speaker.  Handouts and presentations from the conference can be found on our website.
School Supplies Drive Success!

Thanks to all CHAHRM members for their generous donations of school supplies.  These items were donated to A Precious Child Foundation's annual "Fill A Backpack" program to provide school supplies to children in need to maximize academic potential. 

With over 180,000 children in Colorado living in poverty, your donations will help ensure children have the appropriate tools to enhance their education and foster a culture of academic empowerment.

If you missed out on donating to this great initiative during the Summer Conference and would like to make a donation, click here.


Many thanks to our Business Partners for sponsoring our Summer Event!

ALTRA Healthcare Staffing                                                       Assured Partners, Inc.
Davis Flex Spending Solutions                 VALIC
Surveys & Scholarship Information
An attractive benefit of CHAHRM membership is utilization and access of surveys. Through this process, members can make inquiries to their HR colleagues about day-to-day issues, policies and procedures, and management challenges to solicit feedback and information on a particular topic.  Send an email to

The CHAHRM association is a strong advocate for continued education and growth in both  Human Resources and the Medical field. To support further education in both, CHAHRM awards $1,000.00 in scholarship monies to be applied to an HR certification and an Allied Health program. Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline to submit applications is September 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Michelle Pollart  at 719-336-7119 or email .

Click here for more information on scholarships
Career Strategies

Brenda Greicar, CHAHRM Career Strategies Director, assists individuals with job searches in the human resources field, within and outside of healthcare on a confidential basis.  She networks with a number of recruiters for locally and nationally.

If you have a need, or are aware of available positions, please contact Brenda at All inquiries are kept in the strictest confidence.

Did you know you can post your resume, search and post open positions through our website? CHAHRM members receive a 25% discount for posting positions through our job board!

Click here to search or post open positions
  CHAHRM Benchmarking Survey Deadline Extended!

You are invited to participate in our 2nd Annual CHAHRM Benchmarking Survey -
the largest of its kind with over 4,500 participants last year.  This is the only survey that includes National, Healthcare, Colorado and CHAHRM data for every factor of your benefit programs.   Your final personalized report will give you over 50 pages of data comparing each component of your plan to allow you to actually make educated and strategic decisions on your benefit programs.
The survey is now open and we are extending the deadline to August 1st.   There is no fee to participate and your customized results, comparing your plan to others, will be delivered in August.  
The link to the survey is below.  All participants will each receive a $10 Starbucks gift card and be entered into a raffle for a $250 Visa gift card. 

Click here for instructions on how to take the survey

Click here to take the survey

Are You An ASHHRA Member?

The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the nation's only membership organization exclusively dedicated to meeting the professional needs of human resources leaders in health care. Founded in 1964, ASHHRA represents more than 3,500 human resources professionals across the nation. ASHHRA is governed by a 13-member board of directors, four standing committees, and more than 45 affiliated chapters who are all committed to enhancing the profession and moving forward toward one common goal - excellence in healthcare human resources.

ASHHRA recently published a Hill Visit Position Paper on "Ensuring a Strong and Engaged Workforce."  Click here to access the full position paper.
CHAHRM Newsletter Produced by Lindsay Meredith, Communications Director