Spring and warmer days are coming, I just know it! Until then there is always HOPE!

Here’s hoping you are counting down the days ’til spring, summer and are ready to spring forward – which means we lose an hour of sleep – this weekend.

There’s a bit of spring in our step at Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning & Marketing (MSHPM) these days as we are planning our first in-person event in more than two years, and couldn’t be more excited to see faces and interact-safely-with you all!!

Regional Collaborations

As we shared with you before we are leading a collaboration of regional organizations like MSHPM and are excited to announce our first Network Perk event on Wednesday March 23 at noon entitled “Uplifting Employee Morale and Addressing Workplace Violence”. You can join SHSMD-affiliate chapters from across the Great Lakes region (Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) as we come together to discuss current events, challenges, or successes happening in the healthcare planning, marketing, and communications industry. This will be an open discussion where participants can ask questions, share their thoughts, and most importantly network with peers. This event is FREE but registration is required. You can register at mshpm.org

Member Meet-Ups

Also this spring (dates to be announced soon!) we will be having in-person Member Meet-Ups throughout the state! We couldn’t be more excited about these events coming soon to the Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor areas. We are still searching for sites across other regions of the state. If you are interested in hosting one of these small events, please contact Michelle for more information at mshpm2@gmail.com and be on the lookout for dates and locations coming soon!

Committees

Committee membership is not time-consuming, yet is so impactful! We are seeking individuals to become members of one or more of our committees. Committees seeking membership are

  • Communications/Membership: this committee works on all external messaging, including but not limited to webpage and social media, and developing strategies for membership growth & retention
  • Programs: this committee drives the development and execution of educational programming including the Annual State Conference, as well as working with SHSMD to bring and promote additional educational experiences to members.
  • Student Activities: this committee leads the development of programs and activities for students, including mentorship, scholarships facilitation and attendance at the Annual State Conference and other meetings/events.

State Conference

We are planning our State Conference to continue in 2022, and we are planning it to be in-person! Save the Date for Thursday October 20 at Lansing Community College. Look for more announcements and information as we get closer!

Website & Social Media

We are so excited and appreciative to all the behind-the scenes work our communications committee members have been doing on our website over the last few months. We will be relaunching the site in the coming weeks! In the meantime, you can visit our current site ( http://www.mshpm.org ). Also please be sure you’re following, liking and sharing the MSHPM pages on Facebook (Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/mshpm)

Membership

You can renew your membership at any time simply by logging into your account at http://www.mshpm.org. If you need assistance or can’t remember your password, no sweat-just reach out to Chapter Administrator Michelle at mshpm2@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, great ideas, thoughts or ideas you want to share, need any assistance or just want to say “HI!”, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Here’s to hoping and planning on sunnier days ahead!

Jennifer L Dale
President, Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning & Marketing