Happy National Medical Transcription Week!
Thank you for all you do for our profession and for your involvement in AHDI. You are appreciated!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
There is an old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.” I hope wherever you are, you had enough April showers to bring you beautiful May flowers. Here in Louisville, May not only brings us flowers, but May also brings Derby to the state of Kentucky. Last weekend, we had the opportunity to see some beautiful horses participate in numerous races. Of course, the ultimate race for each day is the Oaks on Friday and the Derby on Saturday, but all the races are important. One important aspect of the whole weekend is seeing if one can pick the winner. These horses have trained, raced, and prepared for this big day, but if you have ever involved yourself in the event, you know that on any given day, any given horse can come out the winner. As I reflect on Derby, I see a parallel to life. We prepare, we train, and on any given day we might come out the winner. What strikes me most about the race, is that those horses don’t stop because another horse is ahead of them. They all cross the finish line, maybe not as winners, but having done their best. They may not get the trophy, but they still won. And so I encourage each of you to keep giving your best because when we give our best, we are all winners regardless of who came in first.
For our Association, April brought the announcement of several changes for our Association, from changes to this year’s ACE to be held in Indianapolis in August, to the announcement regarding our Association leadership. I have had the privilege to work with the program committee for ACE this year. This group has worked hard to put together a great program with something of interest for all you attend.. As for our leadership, I will say that Linda Brady and Wendy Carriegan have done an excellent job for us as interim leadership. These two ladies are a delight to work with, and I am sure that they will continue to lead us forward in the months and days ahead as our CEO and COO.
In District 3, we have seen the election of a new President and President-elect for the Great Lakes Region. Sheila Guston has been elected President and Cheryl Brown President-elect. I would like to welcome these ladies and look forward to working with them in the Great Lakes Region.
We are also working with another group of states that have expressed a desire to become a regional and are making progress toward making this happen.
In closing, I would like to say thank you to each of you who make up District 3. I have had the opportunity to attend several component meetings this year, and each component has done an excellent job in putting together their meetings. To all of you who work so hard for our District and our Association, thank you!
Martha Songer, RMT
NLB District 3 Director