Welcome to the Maryland-District of Columbia Society of Healthcare Risk Management! 

MD-DC SHRM is an affiliate of ASHRM, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. We share the ASHRM mission of advancing patient safety, reducing uncertainty, and maximizing value through management of risk across the healthcare enterprise. Our membership represents a wide variety of organizations, including hospitals, physician practices, and long-term care facilities, along with risk managers, defense counsel, insurers, and patient safety and quality improvement professionals.

I am honored and grateful to serve as MD-DC SHRM’s President for 2022 as we strive to meet the needs of, and bring value to, our membership, by providing education, offering networking and outreach opportunities, and otherwise advocating for and supporting the risk management profession and risk management and related professionals.

I would like to thank Past-President Erika Short, who led MD-DC SHRM through a very successful 2021, despite the continued challenges posed by COVID-19. COVID has obviously impacted every part of our lives, not to mention the hospitals, facilities, health care practices, and law firms in which many of our members work. Erika and the Board accomplished many great things for our members including continuing our virtual education series, enhancing our new website, and preparing a detailed education packet for all members, among too many other things to mention.

I would also like to take a moment to congratulate and welcome Board Members Teri Leonovich and Karen Twigg in their roles as Directors at Large for 2022.

We would be unable to accomplish our goals without our Committees. They are robust and support the greater mission of MD-DC SHRM. Committees include Education, Communication, Membership, Finance, Legislative, Sponsorship, Nominating, and By-Laws. More information can be found at https://www.md-dc-shrm.org/about-us/committees/. Please consider joining one or more of these amazing committees. Particular areas of need are for the Education and Legislative Committees. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the Committee Chair or me.

The Education Committee has some exciting education programs planned for 2022. Keep an eye out for correspondence with further registration details.

We are also planning to host several outreach events this year on the Eastern Shore, in Western Maryland, and in the District of Columbia an effort to showcase what MD/DC SHRM has to offer, while also supporting all of our risk professionals in the area. Dates and locations will be posted on our website as they are confirmed.

I believe it is imperative for all of us to continue to network (whether virtual or in-person) and learn from each other during this challenging time in healthcare. One way to do that is to be a part of MD/DC SHRM. If you are not already a member or have not yet renewed your membership, I welcome you to join/renew today: https://www.md-dc-shrm.org/join-renew/. As a member, you can take advantage of the many opportunities that MD/DC SHRM has to offer. If there are things that you would like to see us implement, please reach out to me. We are always looking to improve and meet our members’ needs. Please do not miss the opportunity to be a part of the discussion as we all come together to advance our mission and promote our members.

Lastly, I would like to thank all of our long-standing sponsors. We appreciate your commitment to our mission and efforts to provide quality education to Healthcare Risk Management professionals. Your generosity and participation help to make our educational sessions, webinars, and events possible. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stacy Meyer at smeyer@mmcip.umm.edu.

I look forward to the opportunity to serve you as President.

Carolyn (“Carrie”) Israel Stein
Kiernan Trebach LLP