Dear SMSHE Membership:

It seemed like the Fall was taking its time getting here but now we are all settling in waiting for old man Winter to arrive, enjoy the Fall colors while they last. The Board of Directors recently attended the Penrickton’s Center for Blind Children Annual “Kick-Off” Dinner on October 18th. “Thank You” to all who attended and for your sponsorship over this past year, it has been most appreciated. Please take a moment to explore the new SMSHE Website, our new website is much more user-friendly and packed with information.

I’d like to remind everyone that one of our most valuable membership benefits is getting face time with your fellow comrades in healthcare. It’s invaluable being able to ask pointed questions about what others are doing regarding ISLM, ICRA, you name it. Vendors and suppliers are an excellent source of code updates (and how to handle them), so take the next step attend an Educational Meeting or, better yet, join a committee. I promise that you will maximize the value of your membership through participation.

Our Annual Holiday Luncheon and Business Meeting will be held again this year at the Glen Oaks Country Club on December 11th (more information coming soon). I will be passing the torch onto Jack Evans to become your new SMSHE President. Jack will do an excellent job as your new SMSHE president. His knowledge base is second to none and brings years of experience to our membership group and has even published articles for ASHE. Please remember to bring a toy or donation for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children to our luncheon (see list of requested gifts coming soon).

Hope to see you there!

Your SMSHE President,

Jeff Kleimola