Announcing the New 2021 – 2022 AHFSA Officers
AHFSA is excited to announce our new board of directors for 2021-2022. We look forward to another year of accomplishing the AHFSA mission to strengthen the role of its member state agencies in advocating, establishing, overseeing, and coordinating health care standards that will assure the highest practicable quality of health care for all states and federally regulated health care providers.
President - Kim Smoak, Florida
President-Elect - Shelly Williamson, Missouri
Vice President - Mark Hennessey, New York
Treasurer -Todd Boucher, Montana
Corresponding Secretary - Corinna Getchell, Delaware
Recording Secretary - Rebecca Sandholdt, Ohio
Past-President - MaryJo Roué, South Carolina
Annual Conference News
Important Announcement - AHFSA Postpones 2021 Annual Conference to 2022 Due to Delta Variant
August 27, 2021
RE: 2021 AHFSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED
To the AHFSA Board, Members, Conference Planning Committee and Sponsors, Keynote Speakers, and our CMS colleagues:
It was with great pleasure and hope in the spring of 2021 that our conference planning committee, along with the AHFSA Executive Board and Executive Director, felt confident that we would be able to host our AHFSA Annual Conference as an “in-person” event in Chicago, IL on September 27-29, 2021. With the onset of the COVID-19 Delta variant and the rate of increased COVID-19 cases across the nation, it has become more and more apparent that this is not going to be possible. Therefore, in cooperation with First Point Management and the Radisson Blu Hotel in Chicago, I regret to announce that the Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) will be postponing our 2021 AHFSA Annual Conference until September 25-28, 2022. The conference will remain at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Chicago, IL.
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The mission of the Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) is to strengthen the role of its member state agencies in advocating, establishing, overseeing, and coordinating health care standards that will assure the highest practicable quality of health care for all state and federally regulated health care providers.
These goals are met through member advocacy to various organizations and agencies; through the gathering, communicating and exchanging of health related information; through advice and recommendation to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Inc. (ASTHO) and other health care agencies, associations and entities; through helping to improve the quality of state and territorial health survey programs; and, through the professional development of its members.
Welcome to AHFSA
The Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for regulatory agency directors and managers to address common interests, concerns, and health care program issues related to certification and licensure of health care facilities. The State Survey Agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are members of our organization.
The AHFSA web site has been developed to provide information about our organization, to allow us to share information about the programs we manage, and to offer links to other web sites where interested persons can learn about licensing, certifying, and inspecting health care providers. Please explore the site and learn more about our mission and goals.
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AHFSA President 2021-2022