WSSMA Leadership Seminar

March 12 and 13, 2016

Sambica Retreat Center
4114 West Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Bellevue, WA 98008

Every March WSSMA holds a Leadership Conference weekend dedicated to enhancing the leadership skills of our members. All officers and committee chairs are expected to attend, but all other members are very encouraged to attend also.

This is an opportunity to learn how to manage your chapter, serve as an officer or committee chair, and how to become involved with the WSSMA state level organization.

Leadership Power point presentation

Leadership Agenda

UW Medicine Job Fair

UW Medicine Northwest Hospital and Clinics is hosting a hiring event to connect with talented individuals in the area. We’d love to see you there!

Mingle with recruiters and hiring managers, grow your industry circle, and learn about current and future job opportunities.

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 9AM to 12PM

Where: Main Hospital Campus, Easy Street Lobby

RSVP: please register at

There will be free parking, light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Dress is business casual.


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Company Address: 1550 North 115th Street, Seattle WA 98133


Chapter Meetings take place the Second Tuesday of every month except July, August , starting at 6:30 pm.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday March 8, 2016 – TOPIC TBA

We send out an email flyer the week before each meeting – if you’re not getting one please let us know as we may have the wrong email for you.
If you have questions, please contact our Chapter President:
Pat Hightower, CMA (AAMA)

SCMA CEU Meeting

FEB 24, 2016 **DATE CHANGE**
“Midwifery Services” w/Michele Jackson, CNM, ARNP, Evergreen Health & Officer Nominations/Elections will be presented on Wednesday Feb 24th meeting due to scheduling conflicts.

Nancy Fortin Scholarship


The Nancy Fortin Scholarship Program is supported by contributions from members and a portion of the proceeds of the Washington State Society Annual Meeting. The amount of the scholarship is $500.00 for an academic year.

Only those individuals committed to a medical assisting career with a goal of achieving American Association of Medical Assistants certification are eligible to apply. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an AAMA CAAHEP accredited program in Washington State.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of interest, need and aptitude. The WSSMA executive committee will make their selection based on the committee’s recommendation. Applicants will be notified by mail of the action taken by the scholarship and executive committees.

Special Bonus Awards: A one-year student membership in the AAMA, WSSMA and a local Chapter. Special guest at the President’s Luncheon of the WSSMA Annual Conference in May.

Skagit/Island CEU Meeting

Next chapter meeting:

Wednesday 02/18/16

Skagit Valley College {Room #139} at 6:30.

Dave Weinstein, CAM (AAMA) – Whatcom Chapter President will be presenting:

1. Why spirometry is performed.

2. Detect various obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.

3. Understand how spirometry works (volume, flow, time).

4. Perform spirometry in accordance with test protocols and procedures.

5. Demonstrate how the test is performed.


NCW Chapter meeting

February 18th, 2016

Confluence Health Wenatchee meeting rooms 1&2 at 6:00pm.

“Life after Certification- Now What? Certification vs Credentialing” Round table discussion featuring Ruth Flanigan CMA AAMA, Keri Hartman CMA AAMA and Casey Vogt Confluence Health Staffing and University Programs Manager.

NCW Chapter Meeting to follow with elections.


We meet at Yakima Valley Community College in the Allied Health Technology Building.

Business meeting at 5:30 with guest speaker at 6:00.

Our next chapter meeting will be:
Thursday, February 18, 2016 topic:

What is Patient Care Coordination?
Approved for 2 CEUs General Category
Speaker: Cynthia Byrne RN, BSN

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 21.