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 Pat Horton.
The Workforce Line
(WFL) 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 Pat Horton if you would like to receive the WFL.
Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Program
The Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Program is used to support the educational development of a qualified health care workforce across Georgia. The scholarships provide financial assistance to individuals pursing a health care career. The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) is committed to supporting educational scholarships that contribute to the development of a qualified health care workforce. The Marjorie G. Hogan Memorial Scholarship Program, funded by an endowment in honor of Marjorie G. Hogan by her late husband, Glenn Hogan, a former GHA president, awards five health care scholarships annually. One scholarship is for hospital youth volunteers and the other four scholarships are for individuals pursing their BSN.
This is an exciting opportunity to financially support individuals who are committed to pursuing a health care career. Click for more information
on the scholarships and the application. The application deadline is May 31
. For questions, please contact Pat Horton
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 Pat Horton for more information.