Michigan Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals
October 2014

In This Issue
2014-2015 MHVRP Board
Rachel Selgo

Sarah Knochel


Linda Smith

Brian Pegouske

Karen VanCura

Donna Martorano
Education Chair

Kim Francis
Education Co-chair 
Kristyn Ireland
Membership Chair

Nancy Carlisi
Professional Development Chair
Shelly Weaver
Newsletter Chair

Lisa Hasselbach
Bylaws Chair

Steffanie Townshend
Community Resources Chair
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We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
                  - Winston Churchill
Welcome New Members
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome new MHVRP Members: 
Karen Stiffler, St. Mary's of Michigan
Jane Finnerty, McLaren Central Michigan
Kendra Harthun, Pennock Health System
Candy Briney, Hospice at Home

MHVRP is wonderful group of people with an abundance of knowledge and many years of experience. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions in Google groups or by personal email.
Fall Education Day

Please join us for MHVRP's 2014 Fall Education Day


Date:          Monday, October 27, 2014

Time:         8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., registration at 8:55 a.m.

Location:   St. Lawrence Campus of Sparrow Hospital,                           Clark Conference Center

   1210 West Saginaw Highway

   Lansing, MI 48915



1. Kirk Bart an MHVRP member will lead a process improvement presentation called "The Principles of Standard Work"

2. Rebecca Strauss an attorney from Miller Johnson will speak on legal issues involving volunteers


3. Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki, an AHVRP national presenter and one of our MHVRP members will present on "Using Technology to Enhance Your Volunteer Program"


Cost: Free event for MHVRP members


Additional Agenda Items:  

1. Membership Meeting 

2. Update from MHA


Parking: Please park on the east side of the building, preferably on the second floor of the parking structure. The meeting will be held in the Clark Conference Room near the building's entrance. Please look for MHVRP welcome signs. 


We look forward to seeing you at this great learning and networking opportunity!

AHVRP Conference
Click here to review comments from sessions Membership Chair, Kristyn Ireland attended at the AHVRP Conference

Click here to review comments from sessions President Elect, Sarah Knochel attended at the AHVRP Conference.
MHA Legislative Update

With the primary election now completed, the November general election is critical to ensuring the voices of Michigan hospitals, patients and communities are heard. As a health care leader, your active involvement over the coming weeks is essential to help elect the candidates who will best support health care in Lansing and Washington, DC. This year, Michigan voters will elect one U.S. Senator, all 14 U.S. House of Representative seats, the Governor, the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, all 38 Michigan Senate seats, all 110 Michigan House of Representative seats, and three of the seven state Supreme Court justices. In the 2010 gubernatorial election, only 43% of Michigan's registered voters participated in the general election. Your vote can make a significant difference to the future of healthcare in Michigan, so please be sure to make your voice heard. The last day to register for the 2014 general election taking place on Nov. 4 is Oct. 6. For more information, click here to review election information. For more information about the MHA's Advocacy efforts, such as bill tracking or a brief advocacy overview visit the MHA website

-Stacy Dowdy

  Michigan Health & Hospital Association


Have Something You Would Like to Share?
Members, if you have a volunteer program or topic that you would like me to share with the group as a feature in the newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact me. We all know how difficult it is to be out of the office to attend conferences and educational days. This will give us an opportunity to network and update each other on what's new or working well in our facilities. 


Shelly Weaver,
Newsletter Chair