Be the First to Know - Become a Case Manager Bridge
The Case Manager Bridge Program seeks to build awareness of the Case Management Foundation, its projects and programs. The program works by creating a culture of giving through case managers and within their communities. Case Manager Bridges will be essential partners in connecting CMF with the wider case management industry.
The role of a Bridge includes:
- Becoming a recipient of CMF communications and relaying information to local case managers
- Educating case managers on the value of supporting the case management industry by contributing to the Case Management Foundation
- Encouraging donations and coordinating fundraisers in the local community
- Communicate feedback, issues and ideas from the local level to the CMF
- Contribute content to CMF newsletters on local activity and outcomes.
If you or case managers you know are interested in becoming a Case Manager Bridge, please contact email@example.com, and we will be happy to get you started!
Bridge Volunteer Spotlight
Introducing CMF’s Case Management Star Spotlight! This is where we feature our most valuable assets: our volunteers!
Spotlight on : Catherine (Cathy) Campbell, RN-BSN, MBA, CHC, FACHE
What is your current title, and how long have you been a case manager?
My current title is College Professor of Nursing at El Centro College. My case management experience began as a discharge planner 20+ years ago.
What makes you excited about being a Case Manager Bridge to your community?
Throughout my career as a case manager, I have valued continuing education and research to identify best practices, as these are key elements to advance health care practice and improve both safety and quality of care. The research being done through the Case Management Foundation (CMF) is valuable to advance the quality of care provided throughout the health care arena. My role as a bridge supports the importance of the Foundation and enables me to provide education about the Foundation, encouraging continued support in my community.
What would you like to see the Case Management Foundation take on as a future project or program?
The value of case management has waivered for many years. The statistical data of decreased readmissions, timely care and throughput and quality care must continue to be collected, ensuring that research demonstrates the financial benefits and facilitated care as valuable. Ensuring the future of case management must continue to be on the forefront. As costs rise, staffing decreases and areas are evaluated to be reduced or eliminated, case management must not be considered as an option in this squeeze.
If you could travel anywhere in the world and practice case management, where would you go and why?
If I could have a Case Manager Superpower, it would be to wave my wand for all to realize the value of case management, including the fact that licensed professionals bring the greatest value. The licensed professional has the education, knowledge, and experience in health care that is vital to the full range of the case management discipline.