Become an annual sponsor

We offer 4 sponsorship levels:
Bronze – Friends of AzSHRM – $250
– Recognition in Full Disclosure newsletter
– Listing on AzSHRM’s web site
– Link to your web site for one yearSilver – Educational Scholarship – $500
– Friends benefits plus invitation to any one identified quarterly AzSHRM meeting to distribute information about your company

Gold – Display Space at a meeting – $750
-Friends benefits plus display space at a quarterly AzSHRM meeting

Platinum – Presentation to members – $1,000
-Friends benefits plus 20 minute presentation time at one identified AzSHRM meeting.  This level of sponsorship includes a membership for one dedicated representative from your organization (must be identified on sponsorship application).


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Program Presentations and Business Meeting Minutes


November 11,2016

May 13, 2016

February 12, 2016

  • Arizona Society of Healthcare Risk Management Quarterly Business Meeting Minutes
  • Ergonomics Body Mechanics Injury Prevention  Presentation
    Speaker: Doug Ellis, PT and Kim Forbes, BS, CEAS I
    ATI Physical Therapy
  • Why Docs Fail  Presentation
    Speaker: Edward J. Dohring, MD, Medical Director
    The Spine Institute of Arizona
  • Medical Malpractice & WC Update  Presentation
    Speaker: J. Russell Skelton, PartnerJones Skelton Hochuli, P.L.C


February 20, 2015

  • Five Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them  Presentation
    Speaker: Stephanie J. Quincy, Partner
    Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
  • State of the State in Medical Malpractice, Trends, Trials and Tribulations Presentation
    Speaker: William J. McDonough, MPAH, ARM, FASHRM
    Integro Insurance Brokers
  • Challenges of the Electronic Legal Health Record Presentation
    Speaker: Michael Cardenas, MHA, JD
    Tucson Medical Center


November 14, 2014 Business Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2014

  • Bringing Your Own Device mHealth and BYOD
    Speaker: Susan Salpeter, VP, Risk Engineering Healthcare
    Zurich Services Corporation
  • Physician Practice Risk Assessments: Benefits and Challenges of Facility Integration Physician Practice Assessments
    Speakers: Mary McClendon, Risk Management Consultant, Ashton Tiffany LLC; Michael Coppa, Loss Control Consultant, Ashton Tiffany, LLC; Debra Holdbrooks, Corporate Risk Manager – Practice Plan, Clinics & Health Plans, U of A Health Network
  • Safety Ethics or Safety Isn’t for the Faint of Heart Safety Ethics or Safety Isn’t for the Faint of Heart
    Speaker: Janet Gallup, CSP
    ETC Compliance

May 16, 2014 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Property Loss Claims – A Contractor’s Perspective  Property Loss Claims – A Contractor’s Perspective
    Speaker: Rudi Suminski
    Director of Consulting Services, American Technologies, Inc.
  • Peer Review
    Speaker: Kari Zangerle, Esq.
    Partner, Campbell, Yost, Clare  & Norell,  P.C.

February 21, 2014  Business Meeting Minutes

  • National Trends in Medical Professional Liability National Med Mal Trends
    Speaker: Paul A. Greve, Jr., JD RPLU
    Executive Vice President/Sr. Consultant, Willis Health Care Practice
  • Mediation Seminar
    Speaker: Hon. Stephen H. Scott
    Partner, Scott & Skelly, LLC
  • Legal Implications of Language Services Legal Implications
    Speakers: Liz Swan, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHRM and Mariza Hernandez, BS, Certified Healthcare Interpreter
    Banner Health


November 15, 2013 – Business Meeting Minutes

September 13, 2013 –

  • Being Prepared/Responding to a Water Intrusion Event in a Health Care Facility
    Presentation – Dunn
    Speaker: RoyL. Dunn, CIH, CEICC, CMC
    Dunn Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Litigation Related to Problems with the Electronic Medical Record
    Presentation – Swanson
    Speaker: Janet L. Swanson, RN, JD, CPHRM
  • What Risk Managers Need to Know About the American Disability Act
    Presentation – Brink
    Speaker: Toby Brink
    Banner Health

May 17, 2013 – Business Meeting Minutes

  • Safe Handling and mobility and hazards of immobility
    Presentation pdf
    Speaker: Merl Miller, B.S., M.S. CIE (Certified Industrial Ergonomist)
    Ashton Tiffany
  • Laughing is All That You Have Left: Using Humor to Get through the Worst of Times
    Presentation pdf
    Speaker: Heather Sayers Lehman
  • When is a Hospital Liable for a Physician’s Negligence?
    Presentation pdf
    Mary Brooksby, LLC

February 22, 2013 – Business Meeting Minutes

  • MMSEA Section 111, Reporting and Claims Management
    Presentation pdf
    Speaker: Marla R. Ashford, RN, MJ, CPHRM
    Risk Operations Director- AZ West
    Banner Health
  • Negligent Credentialing
    Presentation pdf
    Kari Zangerle, Partner
    Campbell, Yost, Clare & Norell, P.C.
  • Out of Sight, Out of Control: Reversing hidden data security risks of connected medical devices
    Presentation pdf
    Earl Reber, Executive Director


November 9, 2012 – Business Meeting Minutes

  • Case Law Update: Medical Malpractice, Mental Health, Emergency Medicine, Informed Consent, Misc.Presentation PDF
    Speaker: John West
    Organization:  Chartis
  • What’s happening, where are we going and what do risk managers need to know about today’s healthcare insurance marketplacePresentation PDF
    Speakers: John Walpole & Steve Kahl
    Organization: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

August 24, 2012 – Business Meeting Minutes

  • Managing Clinician Risk through Education in the Changing World of HealthcarePresentation PDF
    Speaker: Steve Pelletier
    Organization:  ELM Exchange
  • Dirty Instruments in the Operating Room – The Complex Process of Cleaning Surgical InstrumentsPresentation PDF
    Speaker: Tim Brooks, Director, Surgical Services Materials Manager
    Organization: Yuma Regional Medical Center

May 4, 2012 – Business Meeting Minutes

  • It was an ordinary day  Presentation PDF
    Speaker: Sr. Margaret McBride
    Organization: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

February 24, 2012 – Business Meeting Minutes

  • Hot Topic in Risk Management:  EHRs in the Medical Office  Presentation PDF
    Speaker: Susan Mason, RN, BSN, CPHRM, RPLU
    Organization: MICA
  • How to Deal with Difficult Patients/People…and Look Forward to It  Presentation PDF
    Speaker: Steve Shama, MD, MPH
    Organization: Professional speaker, Smile’ologist
  • Understanding Legal Tools: The Key to Lawsuit Prevention and Tax Reductions Presentation PDF
    Speaker: Steve Comer
    Organization: Legally Mine


November 2011

  • Program Presentations and Membership Business Meeting MinutesAll About ADOSH and Healthcare Hazard Awareness. Jessie Atencio, Assistant Director, ADOSH Presentation PDF
  • Health Information Exchange. Kalyanraman Bharathan, Interim Executive Director, Health Information Network of Arizona. Presentation PDF

August 2011

  • Crisis Management: Steps to Prevent a Crisis and What to do When a Crisis Hits Fred Cummings Attorney at Law, Jennings Strouss Print (PPTPrint (PDF)
  • How to Justify the Costs of Implementing a Safe Patient Handling Program Merl Miller Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Specialist, Ashton Tiffany, LLC Print (PPT)
  • Information Data Security & Privacy Trevor Weyland Senior Vice President, Marsh Inc Print Print (PPT).

May 2011

  • Risky Situations: Should We Negotiate with Patients? June Leigh, RN, MS, ARM, CPHRM, DFASHRM, Assistant Vice President, Risk Control for CNA HealthPro Print (PPT)
  • Managing the Behavioral Health Patient in Non-Behavioral Health Settings Monica Cooke, RNC, MA, CPHQ, CPHRM CEO – Quality Plus Solutions LLC Print (PPT)
  • Healthcare Reform and Evolving Business Models Phil Dalton, MPH President and CEO of MDS Consulting Print (PPT)

February 2011

  • The Hospital’s Interface with the Nursing Home Print (PDF) Print (PPT)
  • 4 C’s of Risk Management- Consents, Contracts, Complaints and Coaching Clinicians after an Adverse Event Print (PPT)


November 2010

  • Management of Hospital Security Issues (No Handout)
  • Risk Management in the Physician’s Office or Clinic Print (PDF)
  • Mitigation of Liability in Behavioral Health: Risk Aversion or Paranoid Personality Disorder Print (PDF)
  • Business Meeting Minutes Print

September 2010

  • What You Need to Know as a Risk Manager, but Were Afraid to Ask Print (PDF)

May 2010

February 2010

  • Nursing Liability Trends, by Jacqueline Bezair Print (PDF)


September 2009

  • Credentialing, Peer Review and Corporate Liability Print (PDF)
  • Improving Care and Safety through a Patient Family Council Print (PDF)

May 2009


September 2008

May 2008

February 2008


November 2007

September 2007

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation in Arizona Print (PDF)
  • Reclaiming and Managing Risk Data: The Pursuit of Alternative Risk Markets Print (PDF)

May 2007

  • The Effectiveness of a Primer to Help People Understand Risks Print (PDF)
  • Healthcare Literacy: How Visuals can Help Tell the Healthcare Story Print (PDF)
  • Risk Communications: Problems of Presentation and Understanding Print (PDF)
  • Strategies to Help Patients Understand Risks Print (PDF)
  • Patients’ Understanding of Medical Risks: Implications for Genetic Counseling Print (PDF)
  • Informed Consent and Expectation Management Print (PDF)
  • What Did the Doctor Say?; Improving Health Literacy to Protect Patient Safety Print (PDF)
  • Department of Spiritual Care Patient Advocacy Print (PDF)

Reference Documents


  • The Expanding Scope of Informed Patient Consent Print (PDF)



  • Disclosure of unanticipated events: the next step in better communications with patients – ASHRM Monograph Print (PDF)
  • What works and what can work even better – ASHRM Monograph Print (PDF)
  • Perspective on Disclosure of Unanticipated Outcome Information – ASHRM Paper Print (PDF)
  • Patients’ and Physicians’ Attitudes regarding the Disclosure of Medical Errors Print (PDF)

Litigation/Claim Management

  • Doing your Homework: How Advance Jury Research is Putting a Smile on a Few Faces Print (PDF)
  • Testing the Comparative Negligence Affirmative Defense Print (PDF)
  • Excessive Damages Awards and Tactics for Containment Print (PDF)
  • Malpractice Experts – The Penalty for Bearing False Witness Print (PDF)
  • The Risks of “Attacking the Plaintiff” Print (PDF)
  • Winning the Electronic Data Discovery Game Print (PDF)

Loss Prevention

  • Strategies and Tips for Maximizing Failure Mode & Effect Analysis in Your Organization – ASHRM White Paper Print (PDF)
  • Practical Risk Management Principles for Physicians Print (PDF)
  • Preventing Errors in Clinical Practice – A Call for Self Awareness Print (PDF)
  • Risk Factors for Retaining Instruments and Sponges after Surgery Print (PDF)


  • Freedom of Information Act – Users Guide Print (PDF)
  • How to Use and Understand statutes, regulations and guidelines, interpretations and model guidelines Print (PDF)

Risk Finance

  • The basics of captive insurance programs-ASHRM Monograph Print (PDF)
  • Enterprise Risk Management-White Paper, International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations Print (PDF)
  • Role of the Insurance Broker-White Paper, International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations Print (PDF)

How to Post a Reference Document

The Reference Library will expand over time as members contribute their (document) knowledge. To submit reference materials — anything related to areas of Healthcare Risk Managment which may be of interest to AzSHRM members — e-mail the document as an attachment (PDF preferred) to