It’s a good thing February had one extra day this year because NCAHU accomplished a lot in the shortest month of the year. We certainly had our foot on the gas pedal. We advanced our core initiatives of professional development of our members, legislative advocacy, bringing value to our membership, and promoting that value to new and current members. So here we go on a recap.
Leading off in the professional development arena we held one of the first class room offerings of NAHU’s Single Payor Certification. Janet Trautwein (NAHU CEO) visited NC to teach the technical but timely curriculum. We had 17 on site students and 7 virtual students who attended by video conference. The virtual attendance was a trial offering but due to its success both in participation and technically, virtual classes will likely be offered again in the future. At this time we have almost 100% of the participants certified. We also offered 3 additional CE classes with one remaining on March 10th along with the discounted ethics courses.
I am excited to announce that Hughes Waren (GAAC Committee Chair) won the NAHU Legislative Achievement Award. This honor is presented to members making significant contributions and performing outstanding service in connection with state legislative matters by developing and implementing methods to strengthen and improve NAHU’s stance in the industry. Hughes has certainly accomplished this, bring a 1½ year old committee from infancy to the mature committee that had many victories this past “long session” of the General Assembly.