During the summer, our expectations were for a “normal” fall and we had looked forward to seeing all of you in person for our 40th Annual State Institute. Unfortunately, we experienced another surge of COVID-19, with hospital admissions rising once again, mask mandates returning and our membership was faced with widespread staffing shortages.

Your wellbeing continues to be our priority; therefore, our annual conference will be a 2-day virtual event earning 13 CEUs with a provider panel and an all-star speaker lineup. You can view the agenda and register here.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, I am impressed ever day by both the perseverance and dedication each of you show. For 18 months, committed employees have tirelessly taken care of patients and patients loved ones. In the final quarter of 2021, a huge thank you to each and every team member at every hospital who contributed to successfully taking care of our communities. Our hospitals have been the flagship of hope and healing through this unprecedented challenge.

Your Il AAHAM Board of Directors is honored to serve you and provide you with high quality education in a format that meets your needs in this ever-changing landscape. We are committed to your professional development and will continue offering monthly webinars, regulation updates, virtual education conferences, certification and networking opportunities.

Thank you to each of our speakers, who have contributed valuable content to our membership and built lasting partnerships with.

I must also acknowledge our Corporate Partners, without your support we would not be able to provide the level of high-quality content and education you enable us to provide. Provider members, if you are in of need of a service please review our Corporate Partner services here.

I would be remiss if I did not express appreciation of the volunteer services of our Board of Directors. This team balances full time careers and family commitments while maintaining their commitment to meeting the needs of serving our membership.

Lastly, thank you for being so adaptive to the many changes this pandemic has challenged us with. We appreciate your continued support and the many laughs we have shared over the past 40 years. Thank you for being a part of this amazing IL AAHAM family that we are, we would not be here today without each of you! I look forward to seeing each of you at our virtual ASI December 2nd-3rd. Until then, be safe and stay well.

Truly Yours,
Vanessa Haydon
IL AAHAM President