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My name is Charin Sturgis and I am your 2022 PASHRM President. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as President. Since I have not yet had the opportunity to meet the entire membership, I will start by sharing a brief snapshot of the professional journey that has guided me to role of PASHRM president.

I began my career working in Patient Access and eventually held roles such as a Practice Administrator at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Corporate Director Admissions & Marketing for a group of skilled nursing facilities. In 2010, I accepted the role of Assistant Hospital Director/ Evening Administrator for Temple University Hospital. This role involved conducting investigations on patient events and routinely reviewing incident reports to determine incidents verses serious events that met state reporting requirements. The leaders of the organization recognized the impact the role had on clinical and non-clinical areas and decided to morph the role into an Evening Risk Manager in July 2011. The Evening Risk Manager job duties mirrored that of a Clinical Risk Manager during the day; investigating incident reports, facilitating RCA’s, PA-PSRS reporting, etc. In June 2017, I transitioned to the role of Ambulatory Risk Manager, where in three years I designed and implemented an Ambulatory Risk Management Program for Temple University Physicians and Temple Physicians Inc. In 2020, I was promoted to Senior Risk Manager with responsibility for both the inpatient and outpatient areas.

As of 2022, I was appointed the new Director, Ambulatory Quality at Temple University Hospital with an area of focus on Regulatory as well. I obtained my MHA from University of Phoenix where I graduated on the President’s list.

I look forward to networking with the PASHRM professionals soon and building sustainable relationships with risk management colleagues.

As we began our journey in 2022, I anticipate our quarterly meetings will continue to be held virtually. As in past years, we will provide our members CEU/CLE’s as part of our educational programming. I encourage all of you to reach out and make suggestions about how PASHRM can help to fulfill your expectations for programming.

We are currently seeking a member to join our Board and serve as President-Elect for the 2023 calendar year. Interested candidates should email us at news@pashrm.net. Please see the bottom of this page for the job description for the role.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the PASHRM organization as President. My thanks to Kacy Calder, outgoing President, as well as to the entire Board of Directors. Welcome back to returning members!

I look forward to working with all of you in engaging our membership in creative ways in the virtual world.

 

PASHRM President / President Elect Job Descriptions:

President: The President will preside at all PASHRM Board/membership meetings. The President shall announce newly elected officers of the Society at the annual meeting. The President shall serve as chair of the Board and will plan and organize the activities of the Board, and guide discussion with reference to the strategy and direction of the Society.  The President will notify the PASHRM Webmaster of any required amendments/changes to PASHRM website.

President-Elect: In the absence or incapacity of the President, the president-elect shall perform the duties of the President. The President-elect shall be responsible for ensuring annual review of the PASHRM Bylaws. The President-elect shall also be responsible for preparing a ballot of nominees for election of officers.

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