Greetings AAHAM Friends!

The 37th Annual State Institute was a HUGE success! We were once again in East Peoria at the Holiday Inn and Suites on November 28, 29 and 30, 2018. A fantastic location! We had over 110 attendees this year! Our Corporate Partners and Vendor Booths were excellent, as usual, with over 20 Partners exhibiting and many more attending. We thank our Corporate Partners and Vendor Friends for their support of IL AAHAM! We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you!

We invited top-notch speakers to present a variety of topics to our attendees. They all did a fantastic job! We thank each and every one of the presenters who joined us to provide outstanding educational opportunities. As always, there were excellent opportunities for networking with peers, which is absolutely priceless. The discussion during the Revenue Cycle Round Table is always very interesting…and reassuring…we are not in this alone!

I want to personally thank everyone that helped make the ASI a success. Thank you to the IL Board of Directors for the countless time and effort devoted to making IL AAHAM a top-notch organization! Thank you to the National Executive Board and Committee Chairs for your continued support and leadership. And, for taking time out of your busy schedules to travel to IL and celebrate our ASI with us! Thank you again to our Corporate Partners and Vendor Friends for continued support. And a special thank you to all of our members who registered and attended ASI. We hope you enjoy this special ASI edition of the Lincoln Log.

The time has come in the AAHAM year to turn our focus on membership renewal and the 2019 Corporate Partner Sponsorship campaign. Vanessa Haydon, IL AAHAM 1st VP will be heading up the efforts! You should have received your membership renewal notice by now from National AAHAM. Please make sure to get those turned in as quickly as possible so you are all set for the coming year! Membership to AAHAM is invaluable in my opinion. The networking, certification and educational opportunities are the BEST in the Nation! Do you know someone that is not a member that would like to be? Contact Vanessa and let her know! Share your AAHAM experiences with new staff and colleagues and let them know what an asset AAHAM membership is!

The Corporate Partner Sponsorship Campaign is open and ready! You can access the Sponsorship form on the IL AAHAM website or contact Vanessa for more details.

The IL AAHAM Board is preparing details for our spring meeting as we speak! Save-the-Date!! Thursday March 7, 2019, we will meet in Springfield, IL at the Memorial Learning and Innovation Center at Memorial Hospital. Meeting agenda, details and registration will be released at the end of January.

Lastly, I just want to say that It is a privilege to serve as your IL AAHAM President and I cherish my AAHAM family. I am grateful for each one of you and my experiences with AAHAM. I hope that all of you were able to spend the Holidays with friends, family and loved ones, making memories.

Happy New Year to you all!

Yours in AAHAM,
Joshua Johnson, CRCP-I
Illinois Chapter President