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This year, many of us are skipping the malls and crowds and looking for ways to shop online. Here are just a few simple ways you can shop and support the CMSA Foundation at the same time!

Looking for a special gift for your favorite case manager or healthcare professional? Why not honor them with a special notecard or video? They will receive special recognition while contributions are made to support CMSA members who may need assistance with membership or conference registrations.

The CMSA Foundation store also offers fun case management T-shirts and masks that make great holiday gifts. And, did you know that you can shop on Amazon Smile’s website and Amazon will donate to the CMSA Foundation? There is no additional cost for you. It’s easy, and all of your Amazon Prime benefits are still in place. Nothing changes except the weblink and selecting CMSA Foundation as your preferred charity. Honor a CM
 
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Member Announcements
Please join us in welcoming our newest members to CMSA. We are glad you're here.

Nominations for the 2020 Case Manager of The Year and Award of Service Excellence are now open. We are looking for case managers who have made notable contributions and are dedicated to the future of case management to be the next Case Manager of the Year. For the Award of Service Excellence, our recipient is a practicing case manager who exemplifies the wide-ranging spirit of case management.

  
We need leaders like you! If you are an industry leader ready to make a difference for your profession, we invite you to learn more about the current open board positions. Nominations are open through January 17th. 

  
 Mark your calendar for June 8-11, 2021, and plan to attend the CMSA 2021 Annual Conference virtually, or in person in Orlando, and prepare to stake your claim in the new world. Registration opens in January.

 
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Pat Stricker, RN, MEd
Former Senior Vice President
TCS Healthcare Technologies

I think everyone can probably agree that 2020 has been one of the worst years – EVER! However, there is hope on the horizon – We have vaccines now that are showing efficacy rates of over 90%!

It was unthinkable that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could catch us so off-guard that we would experience 15,932,116 cases and 296,818 deaths (12/12/20) in the U.S. since the first case was identified on January 21, 2020, just 11 months ago. And unfortunately, the number of cases and deaths are predicted to continue to rise for the next month or two, before starting to trend downward.

While these statistics are horrifying and represent a loss of almost 300,000 loved ones, this article is not going to focus on the negative aspects of the pandemic. I would like to focus more on the positive things that are happening: new vaccines, treatments, and medications, a plan for dealing with getting through the next few months, and a projection of optimism and hope for 2021.

 
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Need CE’s before the end of the year? CMSA’s Education Resource Library is your one stop for education, recertification, and licensure requirements. CMSA has bundled CCMC-approved Ethics courses for your convenience. 
  
Authorship opportunities are available at CMSA Today! We have resources available for new authors who are interested in publishing their article. The CMSA Today editorial staff is eager to assist novice and experienced authors.