Maryland-DC Chapter of the Society for Healthcare Risk Management

President's Message

Thank you for your commitment to the Maryland-District of Columbia Society for Healthcare Risk Management.  As the 2019 President, I hope to see more members involved in the ongoing work of our Society.  The best way to be involved is to join one of our committees.  This is also a great way to network with other risk managers, patient safety experts, defense attorneys, and insurance and claims professionals. 

We have an exciting year planned:

  • Educational Meetings
  • Networking
  • Sponsorship Opportunities

            As you may have heard, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) conference will take place in Baltimore in 2019.  What an opportunity for us to shine!  We are planning a spectacular dinner cruise on October 15, 2019 as our Chapter Event.  Be on the lookout for tickets to go on sale in late spring. We will be asking our dedicated sponsors for extra support for this event.

            Our goal this year is to build on the great work of the leaders who have gone before.  Our surveys have shown that some of our members are unable to attend in-person meetings or prefer a change in location.  This year we will pilot the recording of a meeting for those unable to attend and hold one meeting near BWI.  We want to increase our communication with you by updating our website and distributing quarterly newsletters. Finally, we want to welcome those new to our professions by implementing a mentorship program. 

            We have an ambitious agenda for 2019, but have already begun planning.  We look forward to working with each of you to further develop the professions of risk management and patient safety. 


Jacqueline Spielman, JD, RN, CPHRM  
Director of Risk Management   
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center


Maryland-DC Chapter of the Society for Healthcare Risk Management