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Dear Colleagues,

The current COVID-19 crisis is impacting all aspects of our lives and it appears we are only at the beginning of the matter.Many hours of work by the planning committee went into organizing the Building Strategies for Success conference and it promised to be an amazing program. However, out of an abundance of caution, and prompted by the state of emergency declared by Gov. Charlie Baker in MA we made the difficult decision to cancel the event. Undoubtedly, more chapter and extension events will need to be cancelled as this pandemic continues to grow. If you have registered for any local programming you will be notified if and when the event is cancelled or postponed.

Our mission is to be the premier professional organization for Case Managers in New England and provide you with the most up to date information and a platform for networking to further our profession. However, we must balance this with the health and safety of our members and those whose lives we touch.

We Strive to stay educated in our professional lives in order to help those we serve. Being well informed is essential to our effectiveness. I urge you to stay informed about the Corona virus, COVID-19 and the emerging pandemic. Details about the Covid-19 epidemic, and the most reliable and up to date source of information you should be using, can be found at www.cdc.gov. We urge you to NOT base your decisions about personal protection on the news media and internet. Rumors abound. Misinformation and misunderstanding can lead to needless hysteria and unnecessary practices which may inadvertently put you, your loved ones or your patients at risk.

At this time the CDC offers the following simple guidelines:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily. (These items include cellphones, travel mugs, pens, tablets and laptop computers.)

You must be responsible for your own health and wellbeing as well as those around you and CMSNE will take similar precautions to protect the health of our members.

We thank you for your support and understanding during these uncertain times.

Sincerely,
Douglas Cushman, RN, CCM
CMSNE President, 2019-21

Congratulations to CMSNE 2019 Case Manager of Year
and Award of Service Excellence Recipients

Case Manager of the Year
Douglas “Doug” Cushman, RN, CCM
Award of Service Excellence Recipient
Liane “Lee” Stressenger, RN, BS, CCM

Congratulations to CMSNE Annual Conference
Exhibitor Booth Winners

1st Prize Winner - Vibra Hospital2nd Prize Winner - Care Dimensions

Click on State Case Management Week Proclamation
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2019 VT CM Week Proclamation

 

2019 MA CM Week Proclamation

 

2019 NH CM Week Proclamation

 

2019 ME CM Letter

 

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CMSA and CCMC Announce Collaboration

The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) announced an agreement today to work collaboratively to promote case manager professional development. CMSA will promote and support the CCM certification and, in turn, CCMC will promote and support membership in CMSA’s case management association. Under the agreement, CMSA members will receive a 20 percent discount when applying for the CCM as well as upon renewal. Those who hold the CCM certification will receive a 20 percent discount for CMSA membership.   Watch a video on new collaboration effort.
To receive discount contact member services at either of the organizations so that the discount is reflected on your renewal invoice.