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Southern California Chapter (est. 2002)

Represents Case Management professionals who reside and/or work in the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ACMA provides:
Networking
Education
Publications
Benchmarking & Research

Annual Chapter Dues: $0

Get Involved!
The Chapter is always looking for members who are interested to serve in the following committees:
Membership
Education

Watch out for opportunities as well to serve on the Chapter Board!

Please email the Chapter President for more details on being part of this exciting and helpful professional organization. To learn more, just contact us.

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Annual Meeting

REGISTER TODAY!
2020 ACMA SoCA Chapter Annual Conference

Speakers and Topics:

The Business of Well-Being: Happiness & Resilience in the Workplace
Buck Davis
CEO, Buck Davis and Company

Human Trafficking
Holly Austin Gibbs
System Director, Dignity Health and Northridge Hospital Emergency Department
Thu Phung, LCSW
Social Worker, Dignity Health and Northridge Hospital Emergency Department
Leigh LaChapelle
Emergency Response Program Manager, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

Opiod Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: Implications for Case Managers
Pamela Alba
CEO, Camp Recovery Center Acadia Healthcare
Michael Roeske, PsyD.
Executive Director, Newport Academy

The Next Generation for Case Management Shifts from Episodic to Longitudinal Care Management- Are We Ready?
Deb McElroy
Senior Vice President, American Case Management Association

How Utilization Management Impacts Your Bottom Line: Best Practices, Analytics and Business Intelligence to Improve Performance
Marilyn Palmer
Senor Vice President, Versalus


ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our
15th Annual (2019) Case Management Conference a success!


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Check your email for a copy of the newest edition of our Chapter Newsletter!



ACMA SoCA Chapter APPS and CHATS

ACMA SoCA would like to thank everyone who made our August Apps and Chats a success!
Please click link below for pictures:

2019 August ACMA SoCA Apps and Chats

Apps and Chats

-ACMA SoCA's Membership Networking Event!
Come meet other practicing case managers, social workers, physicians and other CM support roles in your area while enjoying free Hors d'oeuvres.

We honor Nurses, Social Workers, physicians and other disciplines who are active in the Case Management Profession. Please join American Case Management Association Southern Califorinia Chapter on August 7th, 2019 for happy hour. There are four area venues, all having appetizers and non alcoholic drinks available with a cash bar if you would like. We hope to see you at one of the locations for appetizers and chat with other Case Management Professionals!

Non-members are welcome to attend but are expected to complete membership application at the event sites.

*Professional networking for practicing case managers, social workers and physicians only at this event. NO soliciting will be allowed. Contact 501-902-2262 for sponsor or exhibiting opportunities.


ACMA Southern CA would like to thank everyone who made our first Apps & Chats at the National Conference in Seattle a success!

Please click link below for pictures:
2019 ACMA SoCA Apps & Chats at the National Conference in Seattle






ACMA SoCA Membership Just Got CHEAPER!

ACMA Southern California would like to thank everyone who supported the chapter's March Madness quest. We made the semi-finals this time!

Membership just got cheaper.
No more chapter dues for Southern California.
Renew or become a member today!

Click HERE for membership details.


ACMA SoCA Chapter DINE and LEARN

2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in San Diego
Marina Village
2019 ACMA SoCA Dine and Learn in Los Angeles

Almansor Court

Cultural Diversity and Ethics
Speaker: Viki Kind

We are in a unique profession as we focus both on the decisions and care within the healthcare setting as well as how the person will do in the short-term and long-term at home. Our practice is enhanced when we have greater insight into and respect for the person’s culture, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc. Attendees will learn how to do an ethnographic interview, how diversity within and across cultures affects decision making, and how our own perspective may be influencing our practice.

Please stay tune for info on the upcoming DINE and LEARN!!!

-ACMA SoCA's Educational Event.
2018 Dine and Learn in San Diego
2018 Dine and Learn in Los Angeles






ACMA Member ONLY Discounts

Another great benefit of being a member of ACMA is Member discounts.

To access your account and start saving, log in to the members only section of the ACMA website, scroll to the Member Discount section and click the "begin shopping" button.

2020 Election Results: ACMA Southern California Chapter Board of Directors

The ACMA Southern California Chapter is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Election.
Congratulations to the following who will assume their new position for term 2020-2022:

President-Elect
Todd Cook, MBA, MSW, EdD
Sharp Healthcare

Secretary
Jody Haddock, RN, ACM
Cedars-Sinai Health System


Members-At-Large

Lindsay Gumm, MSW, LCSW
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Brian de Guzman, BSN, RN, ACM-RN
Scripps Green Hospital

Amy Loveless, RN, MBA
University of California San Diego

April Vindiola, LCSW
PIH Health Hospital


They will join the following Board of Directors starting May 1, 2020:

President
Marcy Adelman, MSN, RN, CCM, IQCI
Sharp Memorial Hospital

Treasurer
Mencie Ilog, RN, BSN, ACM-RN, CPHM, IQCI
Scripps Health

Members-At-Large

Delilah Dees, BSN, RN, CCM
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Jay Larrosa, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, ACM-RN, FACDONA
Scripps Health

Judi McQueen, LCSW, ACM-SW, CC
Sharp Memorial Hospital


Respectfully,

Jay Larrosa, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, ACM-RN, FACDONA
Chair, Nominating Committee
 

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Join our private Facebook Group to connect to case management professionals in your area, discuss important topics related to case management and transitions of care, find resources, stay on top of chapter and national events, and more.


ACMA Announcements
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American Case Management Association
11701 W. 36th St.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Phone: 501-907-ACMA (2262)
Fax: 501-227-4247