WHEREAS, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association; and
WHEREAS, the more than 4,600 members of ASHRM represent health care, insurance, law, and other related professions; and
WHEREAS, ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and patient safety through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies; and
WHEREAS, ASHRM.s mission is to advance safe and trusted patient-centered health care delivery by promoting proactive and innovative health care risk management of organization-wide risk; and
WHEREAS, with the theme .Make Your Mark,. the 2005 observance of National Health Care Risk Management Week celebrates the ways in which risk managers strive to promote safe and effective patient care practices, the preservation of financial resources, and the maintenance of safe working environments.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim June 20 - 24, 2005, as
HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT WEEK
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to celebrate risk managers. contributions and efforts to improve the safety of our health care system.