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When our hospitals' employees engage as active members in affiliated organizations, they not only gain access to specialized online and in-person trainings, networking events, and other professional development opportunities – their engagement also enhances overall hospital performance. Each affiliated organization is comprised of health care professionals in a particular discipline, and groups vary in size from 30 to 400 members.  Have a look through the directory to find the group that's right for you.

Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. (AAHE)
President: Eric Kindsfater, Conway Regional Medical Center
Visit the AAHE website. 
> View the Membership Application .
Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services (ArkAMSS)
President: Kristie Taylor, MBA, CPS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
> Visit the ArkAMSS website.
> View the Membership Application.
Arkansas Healthcare Human Resources Association (AHHRA)
President: Melissa DeSantiago, Arkansas Hospice
> View the Membership Application.

Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Association (AHAA)
President: Jan Gardner, CHI St. Vincent North
> Visit the AHAA website.

Arkansas Society for Directors of Volunteer Services (ASDVS)
President: Kristi King, Ozark Health Medical Center
> View the Membership Application.

Arkansas Society for Healthcare Marketing & Public Relations (ASHM&PR)
President: Brooke Pryor, Unity Health – White County Medical Center
> View the Membership Application.
Society for Arkansas Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management (SAHPMM)
President: Julia Blanchard , Baxter Regional Medical Center
Visit the SAHPMM website.
> View the Membership Application.
Arkansas Association for Healthcare Quality (AAHQ)
President: Clay Leigh, VA 
> Visit the AAHQ website.
> View the Membership Application.
Arkansas Association of Hospital Trustees (AAHT)
President: Robert L. Robinson, Medical Center of South Arkansas
 

Arkansas Health Executives Forum (AHEF)
President: Michael Givens, FACHE, St. Bernards Medical Center
Visit the AHEF website.

Arkansas Organization for Nurse Executives (ArONE)
President: Alesha Collins, MSN, RN, Howard Memorial Hospital
> Visit the ArONE website.
> View the Membership Application
Arkansas Social Workers in Health Care (ASWHC)
President: Whitney Munnerlyn, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
> View the Membership Application.

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
President: Derek Pierce, BKD, LLP
> Visit the HFMA-Arkansas website.