By Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, FCM

Is it 2023 already?!  Where has the time gone? I am reminded of a quote by Andy Rooney: “Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.” Don’t you sometimes wish you could slow time down?!

As I look back at 2022, I am so proud and deeply thankful to be a member of CMSA. Because of the effort and dedication of our members, Board of Directors, and staff, we have seen exceptional results. Public Policy Committee has been very involved. Many educational opportunities were available for all of us life-long learners! Networking opportunities have been abundant. Our leadership, headed by President Colleen Morley, has given us the vision to work together to accomplish much. And as a group, we have accomplished so much. We have a vision and leadership to guide us into the new year.

Our story continues to be written. As we turn the page to 2023, there is a new chapter waiting to be penned. Our organization continues to thrive and provide exciting opportunities. Many of these opportunities are right in front of us:
Each year CMSA recognizes case managers for exceptional service to the practice of case management. The time is now to apply for the Case Management Fellow, Chapter Excellence awards, Case Manager of the Year Award, Award of Service Excellence, and Lifetime Achievement Award. You can also share your knowledge and lessons learned with other case managers by writing an article for CMSA TODAY or a blog for!  And - you will not want to miss the 2023 CMSA Annual Conference, June 27-30, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas! Make plans to attend today! After attending all the educational opportunities, set aside time at the Annual Conference to network with case managers from all over the country. You will leave the conference energized, full of ideas to improve your case management practice and armed with lots of information to share with your local chapter. I hope to see you there! When you see me, say hello and maybe we’ll have some time to sit down and network!

What are your plans for 2023? My plans for 2023 include recharging and rechanneling my inner compass to support my passions, priorities, and goals. My 2023 motto is: “Give more than I receive. Listen more than I speak.” Do you have a mantra for 2023?

Well, 2022 has come to an end. I would like to leave you with these words from Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World”. If you are as old as I am, you will remember the song and the tune! I hope these words will guide you in the new year.

Cheers, Case Managers! Happy New Year and have a magnificent 2023!

“Heal The World” by Michael Jackson  (selected lyrics)

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me

And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in will shine again in grace

We could really get there
If you care enough for the living

Bio: Janet Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, FCM, is a transplant case manager with a wide variety of experiences including educator, administrator, team leader, and Director of Case Management. Janet holds a Master of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Adult Education from Marshall University. She has published many articles in CMSA Today and the Professional Case Management Journal and served as a reviewer for the Core Curriculum for Case Management Third Edition. She currently serves as Chair of the CMSA Today Editorial Board and Secretary of the CMSA Foundation board. Janet was the recipient of the CMSA National Award of Service Excellence and Southern Ohio Valley CMSA Case Management Leadership award and was recently inducted as a Case Management Fellow from CMSA.

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