|Washington Medical Case Management Association
Welcome to 2019. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays with their family and friends. I was fortunate to spend Christmas with my daughter and her husband in Montana where we enjoyed a white Christmas. It was fun and relaxing to have some down time.
What a fabulous time we had at the Annual Holiday Party and WMCMA Gives Back at the Museum of Flight. I hope everyone was able to take advantage of touring the museum. We heard great things about the venue as it was much more intimate than the Lynnwood Convention Center. Everyone was so generous during the silent auction and raffle. We raised $2755 for the Brave Warrior Project. Erica Moshe was an excellent speaker and it's wonderful to support a cause that helps our rural communities. We collected 56 pounds in food that was dropped off at the Issaquah Food Bank.
WMCMA had a very productive year. We had 3 conferences in 2018. Our annual Fall and Spring conferences were very successful. The August Mini Conference was new in 2018. It was a beautiful drive to Warm Beach. Ellen Fink-Sammick's presentation was very informative on bullying. We moved to the 21
st century with her topic by using Zoom for her presentation. We had 7 CE lunch presentations in 2018. If you are a certified case manager. You could have received up to 22 CE's in 2018 including required ethics CEs.
As we move into 2019 our first speaker was Dr. Jane Tornatore who spoke on Stress Reduction for you and your clients. I think this is a very timely topic. She was very energetic and gave us tips on how to take care of ourselves and recognize the signs creating our stress.
We are continuing to plan our events for 2019 and if you have ideas please let me know or anyone on the board. You can email us at
As I close I want to thank everyone who supports WMCMA and hope you have a wonderful 2019.
I am leaving you with the inspirational message from the last meeting:
Honor Winter's Lesson from Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.
"See the pine trees and learn their lesson" a friend once said. "Pine trees are nature's reminder that growth continues even in the winter."
Winter is an important season in our lives. It is more than a time of coldness and snow. It's a time of going within. A time to rest from work that's been done, a time to prepare for the lessons ahead. Long for the sun on your shoulders , but let the frost and cold come. The ground has been left fallow in preparation of nourishing the seeds of new life.
Honor winter's lesson. Despite this time of lifelessness and inactivity, this is still a season of growth. Trust what's being worked out in your soul. The snow will melt. The sun will shine again. The time will come to remove your heavy garb and return to the activity of life.
See you in February.
Kathy Parry, BSN, RN, CCM
WMCMA President 2018 - 2019
Register Now! WMCMA February CE Luncheon 2019
WMCMA February Monthly Meeting & Luncheon
E.M.A: Tools for Successful Behavior Change. Empowerment, Motivational Interviewing and Adult Behavior Change
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Embassy Suites, North Seattle/Lynnwood
20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Check-In 11:00 ~ Buffet Lunch and Networking 11:20 ~ Program 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Early Bird Discount for Members: Register for the luncheon by Jan 30th and Save $5!
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers for 1.25 CE contact hour(s).
Mary Ann Hodorowicz, RDN, MBA, CDE, Certified Endocrinology Coder
Mary Ann is the owner of Mary Ann Hodorowicz Consulting, LLC. She is a consultant, speaker, writer and trainer for the health, food and pharmaceutical industries in diabetes, nutrition, wellness and insurance reimbursement. Mary Ann is nationally recognized for her expertise in multiple diabetes and nutrition subjects, including Medicare and private health insurance reimbursement for "all things diabetes and nutrition," motivational interviewing, sustaining Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutritional Therapy programs and the evidence-based diabetes nutrition guidelines. She especially loves helping clients achieve American Association of Diabetes Educators accreditation for their DSME programs with her turn-key materials. As a speaker, Mary Ann likes to "edu-tain," educate and entertain her audience with interactive strategies; thus, she sees herself as a Diabetes and Nutrition Department Store!
For full details about the event and to register, click on the registration link below.
Seats are filling up!
"WMCMA Gives Back!"
2018 Annual Holiday Party & Charity Auction Report
"WMCMA GIVES BACK!" the 2018 Annual Holiday Party & Charity Auction at Museum of Flight
What a fantastic group of case managers, nurses, social workers and vendor friends that we work with! "WMCMA GIVES BACK", our annual Holiday Party & Charity Auction was a wonderful success this year! It was also a time to reflect on what we have accomplished as a health focused organization over the past year and to directly give to another non-profit in our community driven to impact change in the lives of those that need it the most. This year our members chose the Brave Warrior Project. Thank you all for your participation this year. We especially want to thank those of you that donated baskets and items for the silent auction and thank those of you that generously bid! We raised over $2700 for the Brave Warrior Project!
The Brave Warrior Project "The Brave Warrior Project's goal is to walk alongside children, as well as their caretakers, by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, program development, socialization, education, and community collaboration with entities that put our children's needs first in small town communities.."
We also tried something new this year and held this favorite annual event at the Museum of Flight. What a great venue! I hope that most of you were able to take advantage of your free tour of the museum.
Here are a few picture highlights!
Kathleen Parry (2019 WMCMA President) Erica Moshe (Brave Warrior Project)
The New 2019 Board of Directors
Thank you to the following sponsors that helped make this event a success!
Patient Focused. Customer Centered. Caregiver Inspired.
We are committed to making a difference by caring for people in
need. Our national reach and extensive experience allows us to deliver a wide range of services to communities nationwide, from managing entire emergency medical systems to private-public partnerships that best serve an area's needs.
Specialists In Long-Term Care Ventilator and Respiratory Care Programs
Advanced Lifeline Respiratory Services (ALRS) has been providing respiratory care services through skilled nursing facilities since 1989. Working in facilities across multiple states, we give superior care to patients with ventilator management, tracheotomy care or other respiratory needs. Our role as independent contractors allows us to remain at the forefront of respiratory treatment practices.
Fueled by Passion & Personal Attention.
CarePatrol was founded in 1993 by a Medical Social Worker, who saw too many seniors being placed inappropriately. Clients who suffered from dementia were being placed in non-memory care communities and vice versa.
Now, many years later, David & Diane Lepsig, Shane Pierard, and Steve Garret lead the Pacific Northwest team which helps seniors and their families find safer, reliable, and affordable Senior Living Options.
CayCare, Inc. was founded in 2005 by Lisa Doyle, RN. Working as a home health nurse, she discovered a desperate
need for advocacy for seniors. Combining her medical background with her desire to help seniors find their best care solutions, she began CayCare with her husband, Randy Doyle.
Now in its 12th year, CayCare has grown into a thriving company that prides itself on empowering seniors and their families to make the best choices for their individual situation.
The Meadows Behavioral Healthcare system is a network of specialized behavioral healthcare programs, individualized addiction recovery centers, and acute psychiatric care centers located throughout the United States. Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is the industry leader in providing evidence-based healthcare treatment for people struggling with emotional trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring conditions. The full continuum of programs and services delivers personalized treatment plans to people of all walks of life, meeting them at their point of
need to help achieve long-term recovery. This treatment approach, which is rooted in decades of clinical experience treating childhood and relational trauma, addiction, eating disorders, and mental illness, has established a strong foundation of trust among its patients, referring healthcare partners, and the local communities served.
For more information on the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare continuum of treatment services, visit
or call 800-244-4949
Options for Aging Well
Wesley offers a comprehensive network of lifestyle choices in the Seattle area, including residential homes and apartments, assisted living, nursing home care and in-home health care from companion support to full skilled nursing and restorative therapies. Each option comes with the peace of mind that Wesley offers it all.
Thank you Option Care for sponsoring our beautiful event centerpieces!
WMCMA is a volunteer-driven organization and relies on volunteers like yourself to help bring quality programs and events like this to our professional community. Thank you to all our volunteers who gave so much of their own time to put together such a great event. If you are interested in volunteering for next year's Charity Auction planning committee, please contact us at contactWMCMA@gmail.com.
WMCMA Member Spotlight
Janet Hart Mott, PhD, National Treasure
Did you know that Dr. Janet Mott was one of two founding members of WMCMA in 1990? What a legacy and incredible contribution she has given to the professional practice of Case Management in Washington State!
Dr. Mott holds her Masters Degree with Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and holds her Doctorate in Rehabilitation.
She is a Case Manager for the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) and mentor for RN to BSN students with Western Washington University.
We know Dr. Mott as Janet, the lovely personable lady who as an advocate in Case Management often brings her students to monthly WMCMA meetings.
This year, we welcome Janet back to the WMCMA Board of Directors. Next time you see her, say hello and introduce yourself to a National Treasure!
Have a member you wish to nominate for the WMCMA Spotlight? Send your nomination to email@example.com
Are You are WMCMA Member?
JOIN. RENEW. SAVE MONEY, EARN REWARDS!
WMCMA members are a group of collaborative professionals who are in the business of advocating for patient's well-being and improving health outcomes. An informed case manager is the link that provides cohesion to the interdisciplinary care that is so essential to assisting clients to achieve their health goals.
WMCMA meetings and conferences give you the opportunity to earn 20+
CCM CEs annually.
Member's receive a greatly reduced fee for the monthly luncheon meetings as well as one free luncheon and CE a year. If you are unable to attend in person there is a teleconference/webinar option that will also earn the CEs.
Attending meetings is a great way to network with your peers, learn about immediate job openings and share your interests with us. We also have great volunteer opportunities through service on one of our special committees.
To learn more about joining this great organization and to start your registration process,
or visit the
CMSA membership webpage
. The success of WMCMA relies on the involvement of people just like you.
Questions about joining? Contact Mary McDaniel or Rebekah Burdick at Contactwmcma@gmail.com.
WELCOME NEW WMCMA MEMBERS
Welcome to the new WMCMA members who have recently joined or renewed.
Every year, you will receive one complimentary lunch presentation on us. (To claim your free luncheon and CE, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
We're glad to have you join us and be a part of this great professional organization. If you have any questions regarding our local chapter, please feel free to contact us or talk with one of the Board members at any of our events. Make sure to join our
Event Invitation List
and add ContactWMCMA@gmail.com to your safe recipient list.
New WMCMA members will receive our chapter pin and a CMSA pin that you can pick up at one of the monthly meetings. Your membership also entitles you to CMSA's quarterly magazine and monthly newsletters.
Included in the email communications from WMCMA, are career announcements from local employers who are hiring.
Not Getting your CEUs from WMCMA?
WMCMA sends all WMCMA program evaluations and CEs online via email. Attendees should receive an email with the link to the program evaluation and CE instructions within a few days of the CE presentation. Attendees have one week to complete the evaluation. Once that one week deadline has passed, attendees who requested a CE will receive the CCM certificate via email. If you attended our programs and did not receive the evaluation email within a few days, contact us at
or (425) 329-9456.
Please note that while MOST of our educational programs have CEs attached to them, some don't due to restrictions by the speaker/sponsor. This will be noted in the event information.
Advertise your Case Management Position with WMCMA
Did you know that WMCMA is able to advertise job opportunities directly to our members and other case management professionals who are on our email list? Do you have a position to offer?
We've had many employers tell us that they fill their positions based on the advertising done through us. Our members appreciate hearing about job opportunities available to them and employers feel they are really able to gear their open positions towards their intended audience. To learn more about our simple classified advertising process, click
Other Events of Interest / Educational Offerings
Online Educational Resources:
- CMSA's online educational resource, offering programs to case managers and allied health professionals serving the case management industry. Click here to get to CMSA's Educational Library.
- Dorland Health, who partners with CMSA and brings us Case In Point, provides pre-approved continuing education programs for professionals involved in case management. Click here to access their CE programs.
- Nurse.com offers CE hours for case management as well. Click here to access their CE programs.
- PRIME® provides CCM and other CE credited programs online at little or no cost. If you are looking for CCM hours, click here for a list of CCM programs through PRIME®.
- AAACEUs.com also provides CE credited programs including CCM. Most of these courses do have a fee attached but there are some free courses available as well. Click here to visit the CCM credited programs listed on their website.
If your company or organization is holding an event that would be of interest to our audience, or if you hear of one that you think would be of interest to this group, we will include that in our quarterly newsletter free of charge. Send the details of the event to
WMCMA Monthly Meetings & Events Schedule for 2019
WMCMA meets the second Thursday of each month except for the months of June
and July. Please note the meeting dates and locations below:
2019 11:00am - 1:00pm at Embassy Suites North Seattle/Lynnwood, 1.0 ce
11:00am - 1:00pm at
Embassy Suites North Seattle/Lynnwood,1.25 ce
11:00am - 1:00pm at Aljoya Thornton Place, 1.0 ce
11:00am - 1:00pm at Lynnwood Convention Center, 1.0 ce
5/09/2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
WMCMA Annual Spring Conference & Expo - Hotel RL, Olympia, WA, 6.0 Ce
6/2019 - NO JUNE MEETING
7/2019 - NO JULY MEETING
8/09/2019 - 8
:00am - 11:30pm Summer Mini-Conference, Warm Beach Community Center 3.0 Ce
11:00am - 1:00pm
Lynnwood Convention Center, 1.0 Ce
10/10/2019 WMCMA Annual Fall Conference & Expo 2018 at Lynnwood Convention Center, 6.0 Ce
11:00am - 1:00pm at Lynnwood Convention Center 1.0 Ce
12/05/2019 Holiday Party & Silent Charity Auction - 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Presentation/ Charity Auction. Free Self-Guided Tours:12:00 - 2:00 pm at
Museum Of Flight
Annual Special Events:
WMCMA Annual Spring Conference & Expo:
Thursday, May 09,
2019 at the Hotel RL in Olympia, WA
8:00am to 4:00 pm
WMCMA Summer Mini-Conference 3.0 CEs
Thursday, August 08, 2019 at Warm Beach Senior Community in Stanwood, WA
8:00am to 11:30 am
WMCMA Annual Fall Conference & Expo:
Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at the
Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA
8:00am to 4:00 pm
WMCMA Holiday Party & Silent Charity Auction:
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at
Museum Of Flight
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - open museum tours
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Silent Auction/Presentation & Holiday Party
Washington Medical Case Management Association (WMCMA) is a not-for profit organization dedicated in supporting the development of the profession of case management by providing its members with networking and continuing education offerings. WMCMA is the WA-1 affiliate chapter of the Case Management Society of America, CMSA, a nationally recognized case management organization. Both WMCMA and CMSA are committed to education, research, and networking. As well, both are dedicated to legislative tracking through grassroots efforts.
Through the support of a certification program, CMSA continues to enhance the level of case manager professionalism - furthering the development of a new, higher level of industry expertise. As well, CMSA/WMCMA provides to its members nationally recognized Standards of Practice for Case Management and a peer-reviewed Ethics Statement on Case Management.
2019 WMCMA Board of Directors
President: Kathleen Parry
Vice President/President-Elect: Laura Opson
Secretary: Sherry Carpenter
Treasurer: Faith Holland
To contact us:
Phone: (425) 329-9456
FAX: (206) 577-5078
Mail: WMCMA, PO Box 98104, Seattle WA 98198