President’s Message – May 2017

Greetings DAORN Members,

Can you believe it is May! It seems as if just a few months ago I wrote my first president’s message and now I am writing my last. This has been a good year for our chapter. Why do I say that and what is the data to support this statement? We know in healthcare it is about safety, satisfaction, accountability and the data to support these measures of success. As a non-profit organization we need to demonstrate to our national organization that we meet several accountability standards and I am proud to say that we demonstrated compliance in the five attributes outlined by national organization.
We successfully submitted our Accountability Standard; we held a significant number of education and business meetings; we demonstrated adequate membership growth; and we sent delegates to our national meeting. With these achievements, national considers our chapter a shining star achieving 5 stars meaning we are a “pioneering” chapter! This recognition is a tribute to all of the hard work done by our officers, board, and committees. To this, I say THANK YOU!

April was a busy month for our members. Many attended the Global Conference in Boston. Our Saturday meeting was well attended. And our workshop was a success! I have received many complements from members, attendees, and vendors. Thanks to all who made this a success.
Our vendor from our Saturday meeting has provided a link to attain contact hours

Thank you Chris Wertz from Medtronic.
As our year winds down, we still have a few activities that I hope you will consider participating in. Our last meeting will be held at Littleton Hospital. We will have our usual social hour, a business meeting and lastly our installation of new officers. I hope you will join us. The year is not over yet….Please plan to support our Annual Bill Lord Golf Tournament. This is our fundraiser to provide nursing scholarships. One of our Chapter Goals is to support this very important work. Talk it up to family, friends, and vendors. Always a fun day. Please check the website for details on events.

• DAORN Chapter Meeting – Littleton Hospital – 5:30
• Bill Lord Golf Tournament – Monday June 12 – The Ranch

Remember to bring your silent auction items and golf bag goodies to the May meeting!

It has been my honor to serve as your President of DAORN for this past year. I look forward remaining an active member and supporting next year’s officers and members.

Lesia Hatlestad