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AHRA President Kimlyn Queen-Weis addressed members prior to the keynote presentation “Running Towards Chaos” by Dr. Natalie Stavas on Monday morning in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

By John Wallace

AHRA President Kimlyn Queen-Weis addressed members prior to the keynote presentation “Running Towards Chaos” by Dr. Natalie Stavas on Monday morning in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It is an honor to be here with all of you celebrating our 50th annual meeting – what a milestone to celebrate! This is truly my favorite meeting of the year! Not only does the AHRA provide the best educational sessions, keynote speakers and vendor symposiums; being here with all of you really does feel, to me, like being surrounded by family,” Queen-Weis said in her opening remarks.

She also looked back over the previous year and shared some highlights with those in attendance, including:

* The CRA Pathway — a new membership option designed specifically to help those interested in earning the CRA Credential.

* The first extensive Member Survey since 2017 was recently completed.

* AHRA’S Spring Conference was rebranded as CLIMB – the Conference for Leadership in Imaging Management & Business.

* The brand new AHRA Leaders of Choice Program, a year-long advanced education program.

* The new AHRA Online Institute was launched.

AHRA awards presented during the session included the AHRA President’s Award. It is given each year to the person who has had a significant impact on the life and professional development of the current president.

“For me, that person is Dr. Amy Imm,” Queen-Weis said.

“Dr. Imm is the current director of physician support services for the Ohio Hospital Association, after having recently retired from her role as the vice president of medical affairs and quality and patient safety for OhioHealth System, where I was lucky enough to work with her and get to know her,” she added.

Bill Algee was presented the 2022 AHRA Jim Conway Gold Award.

Queen-Weis also asked for pause to remember a colleague.

“At this time, I would like to ask all of you to pause and join me in honoring Curt Bush, a long time, beloved AHRA member, recently the Chair of the RACC, and most of all, a dear friend and colleague who gave so much of himself to the AHRA.  Let us all share a moment of silence in honor of Curt, and in support of his wife Angie, and all who held him dear,” she said.

In other news, AHRA CEO Dan Kelsey asked members to be on the lookout for an email in the near future regarding a revision of the organization’s bylaws. He stressed the importance of everyone taking a minute to vote. He also announced that a new and improved AHRA website is in the works and should go live by the end of the year.

 

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