Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management

About AzSHRM: 
The Arizona Society for Healthcare Risk Management (AzSHRM) affiliation with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is in progress. The Society encourages closer cooperation among healthcare risk managers across Arizona and nationally to promote the development of the professional practice of healthcare risk management.

AzSHRM provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relative to healthcare risk management issues. The Society promotes professional development by encouraging and assisting members to increase their knowledge and skills by conducting educational programs and activities. It also provides a resource for healthcare organizations interested in initiating and/or improving risk management programs.

Sponsors are welcome!  Go here for our four annual sponsorship levels.


The AzSHRM Post Office Box has changed – if your organization mails your membership dues, please advise the accounts payable department of this change.

The new address is:  PO Box 32312 Tucson, AZ 85751-2312




  • February 2, 2018
  • May 11, 2018
  • September 7, 2018
  • November 9, 2018


If you would like to be a future presenter (or want to recommend a speaker) please contact Ky Sanders.

Join or Renew your annual membership for 2017 today!  Our annual dues are $100 for 2017 , which includes our quarterly education sessions that provide 15 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits annually; breakfast and lunch at every meeting; quarterly newsletter; networking with your healthcare risk management peers, and access to our web site’s reference library and job postings.  Annual Membership dues are valid for the calendar year; January 1 through December 31.

Go to our AzSHRM Updates page for previous updates.


Quarterly Meetings:
All meetings are held at the Holiday Inn in Casa Grande, AZ. These meetings are of special interest to risk management, claims management, patient safety managers, and hospitals. Please invite anyone who may be interested in the program. Each meeting qualifies for Continuing Education Credit hours with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Each speaker typically qualifies for 1.5 CE credit hours. Business Casual Attire.

Licensed Attorneys at Law who represent plaintiffs in personal injury litigation are not eligible to attend our meetings or become a member.

If you want to speak at one of our upcoming meetings, please contact Ky Sanders.

Go to our Calendar of Events page for information on upcoming educational programs.


Most Recent Meeting: November 3, 2017 - Quarterly Educational Program

8:30 - 8:55Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast
8:55 - 9:00Welcome and Speaker Introduction
9:00 - 10:15 (1.25 hour)Topic: Electronic & Social Media in Healthcare
Speaker: Traci Espenship,
Risk Control Consultant, CNA
10:15 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:45 (1.25 hour)Topic: Punitive Damages in Arizona – How to Protect Your Facility  
Speaker: Paul Sheston
Attorney, The Checkett Law Firm

11:45 - 1:00 (1.25 hour)Topic: Consent Issues in Healthcare
Speaker: Mary de los Reyes
Director Risk Management, Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital
1:00 - 1:45Lunch/Business Meeting
1:45 - 3:00 (1.25 hour)Topic: Responding to Behaviors that Undermine a Culture of Safety
Speaker: Kathy Salois
Risk Consultant, Norcal Group



February 2, 2018 Quarterly Education Program

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If you have paid your membership dues for 2018, you do not need to pay the registration fee for this meeting.

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