Staff Nurse Advisory Committee

The GHA Staff Nurse Advisory Committee (SNAC) provides staff nurses with an opportunity to come together, hear expert speakers, and explore solutions and best practices to address similar challenges. The SNAC meetings are a forum for staff nurses to network and develop leadership skills so they can have a positive influence on quality and patient safety goals, nursing retention and recruitment, and productivity. Each hospital is encouraged to select a staff nurse representative to participate on the SNAC for more information contact Rhett Partin. 

On the Front Lines

Formerly Workforce Line (WFL), On the Front Lines is published weekly and includes a synopsis of journal articles that relate to trends in the changing health care landscape, nursing, leadership, patient safety and quality and variety of other topics. Please contact Jeff Sunderland if you would like to receive On the Front Lines.

Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Program

GHA awards scholarships annually to five individuals pursuing degrees in a health care related field of study. Funded by The Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Endowment, two scholarships are awarded to hospital, high school volunteers (or employees) and three scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

The endowment is made available at the bequest of former GHA President, the late Glenn Hogan, in honor of his dear wife Marjorie G. Hogan. Mrs. and Mr. Hogan had a passion for developing our Georgia health care workforce and have left us a great legacy.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship web page on the GHA web site. The deadline for application submission for the 2020 funding cycle is Aug. 31. Contact Rhett Partin with any questions.

Recognition and Retention

The DAISY award was established to recognize nurses who have provided extraordinary care for patients and their families. Nurses can be nominated by anyone who experiences or observes an extraordinary act of compassion or recognizes a relationship that was created with a patient that truly made a difference. GHA encourages all hospitals to participate. For more information visit the Daisy Foundation website.

Surveys and Consulting

A benefit of GHA membership is the opportunity to participate in an annual compensation survey and a bi-annual workforce survey. Individual hospital data is confidential but included in the aggregate data that is shared with participating organizations. Contact Rhett Partin for more information.