By Cynthia Hopkins, MBA/HCM, RN, ACM, CCM

CMSA Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter: Celebrating CMSA Awards for Membership Development and Best Use of Technology.

In the ever-evolving landscape of professional associations, being recognized for excellence is a testament to an organization’s dedication to growth, innovation, and member engagement. The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Awards for Membership Development and Best Use of Technology are prestigious acknowledgments that celebrate an organization’s commitment to its members and  advancement through technological prowess. In this blog, we will delve into the significance of winning these CMSA awards, the strategies that contributed to this achievement, and the far-reaching benefits it brings to the organization and its members.

The recognition of winning the CMSA Award for Membership Development and the CMSA Award for Best Use of Technology is a remarkable feat. These awards showcase CMSA Houston Chapter’s multifaceted approach to growth and development. The Membership Development Award recognizes the ability to create a thriving, engaged community, while the Best Use of Technology highlights the organization’s cutting-edge approach to leveraging technology for member benefit and organizational enhancement.

Strategies Behind Winning These Awards:

  1. Integrated Growth Approach: The chapter used a cohesive approach that seamlessly integrated membership development and technological innovation.
  2. Data-Driven Decision Making
  3. Personalized Experience
  4. Inclusive Engagement
  5. User Friendly Platform
  6. Collaboration and Partnership

Benefits of Winning These Awards:

  1. Enhanced Reputation: Securing these awards solidified CMSA Houston Chapter's reputation as a trailblazer in its field, showcasing its holistic commitment to advancement.
  2. Member Delight: Winning these awards exceeded member expectations. This will foster loyalty and satisfaction.
  3. Operational Efficiency: The innovation of technology-empowered CMSA Houston’s members with accessible resources, networking opportunities, and personalized experiences that contribute to their professional growth.
  4. Attraction and Retention: By winning these awards, we can attract new members who seek an organization that values innovation and community building, while retaining existing members through improved offerings.
  5. Thought Leadership: By winning these awards we will become thought leaders in the industry, sought after for insights on both membership development strategies and technological integration.

Winning the CMSA Award for Membership Development and The Award for Best Use of Technology was a great achievement that showcased CMSA Houston Chapter’s unwavering dedication to its members and commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancement. The strategies we employed to secure these awards reflect a harmonious approach to growth, innovation and community engagement. The benefits of this achievement extend far beyond recognition, delivering lasting positive effects to both the organization and its members, and inspiring others in the industry to strive for excellence on multiple fronts.

Our local chapters are the lifeline of CMSA. Connecting locally with your peers and colleagues provides an enriching benefit to your CMSA membership, builds your professional network, and advances your practice as you interact with case managers from every discipline in every setting. Learn more about how you can get involved on a local level here:

Bio: Cynthia Hopkins RN MBA/HCM ACM-RN CCM is a healthcare leader with over 30 years’ experience. That experience spans into public health, acute care, clinic, and case management. Cynthia possesses a wealth of knowledge in case management, utilization management, and transition of care. She previously served on the Program and Service Committee-task force with CCMC, with the task of item writing, items review for the CCM exam, she also served as Board member with ACMA Houston Chapter and is currently the President, CMSA Houston Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.