Welcome to the Florida State Society Website!

Welcome to the Florida State Society Website!

Message from the President:

Greetings to all the Florida members,

We had our Spring Scientific/Educational Seminar in Orlando, Florida on April 13, 2019 and it was a huge success! We had 133 in attendance for a day of great educational sessions and good food. As our membership involvement grows, we are anticipating future increase in the members that become active in your Florida State Society American Medical Technologists (FLSSAMT).

FLSSAMT holds 2 business meetings each year in conjunction to the Spring and Fall Scientific/Educational Seminars. At our business meetings we provide information about of all aspects and activities of your society. It is essential to have the voice of members to assist FLSSAMT best serve the members! If you have never attended a meeting, we encourage you to come.

At the Spring meeting we elected our delegates to the 81st National Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on July 1-5, 2019 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. We will be represented by 18 Florida members. We are proud of our growth and our strength as a state society. Attending the AMT National Meeting allows us to give our voice to the National AMT organization that has 86,000+ members.

The FLSSAMT awards presented for 2018 are:
  • Jose Velasquez-MT of the Year
  • Olivia Acosta-RMA of the Year
  • Keiser University Orlando Campus-Award of “Appreciation of Hospitality”
  • Violet Lowry-Director of Student Services- “Going Above and Beyond Award”
The National Award Winners from Florida are:
  1. Solomon Goldenberg-Medallion of Merit
  2. Alice Macomber-RPT of the Year
  3. Alice Macomber-Cuviello Commitment to Excellence Award
  4. Alice Macomber-GEM (Going the Extra Mile)
  5. Naomi Melvin, Silver Service
  6. Kathleene Hardy-Editor of the Year
  7. Kathleene Hardy-2nd Place Newsletter
  8. Deborah Janeczko-Exceptional Merit
  9. FLSSAMT Honor Roll 2018

These awards will be presented at the Awards Banquet in Chicago on July 2, 2019. FLSSAMT is very proud of the achievements of the award winners.

Our next meeting will be held on November 9, 2019 at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale and we challenge all of you to help us beat 133 in attendance. We want you to join us and become active in your professional organization. There will be e-mail blasts to remind you and to encourage you to join us in Fort Lauderdale for a day of educational opportunities, good food, good fellowship and great networking.

My Best,
Alice Macomber RN, RMA(AMT), RPT(AMT), AHI (AMT)
FLSSAMT President

Message from the Website Editor:

Welcome FLSSAMT! I hope you have been enjoying the wonderful spring weather here in Florida! Sunshine with little humidity and new growth everywhere. The State organization has been growing by leaps and bounds and your Leadership has plenty to offer the membership this year! Check out the summary of activity coming up this year:

  • April 13 was our State Educational Meeting in Orlando. For those who were able to attend, we hope you found the meeting to be educational with opportunities to network and be a part of the process. We were thrilled to have 135 attendees! Delegates were elected to represent our state at the National Meeting this summer. Keiser Orlando was the perfect host and has invited us back next year! Congratulations to Olivia Acosta who received FLSSAMT RMA of the Year, and Jose Velasquez FLSSAMT MT of the Year! We were very happy to give a special Award of Appreciation to Keiser University Orlando for going way beyond the call making us feel welcome for our meetings.
  • National Laboratory Professional Recognition Week was just this past April 21 – 27. We celebrated NLPRW at our meeting with pins, and lanyards. As with all Professional Week Celebrations, we would love to share events held at your lab with pictures on our website! Send them to FLSSAMT.editor@gmail.com.
  • We will be back in Chicago – a member favorite- July 1-5 for the AMT National Meeting. Don’t put it off any longer- rooms are filling fast! Check it out at https://www.americanmedtech.org/Be-Involved/AMT-Annual-Meeting. Want a taste of what our delegates thought of their experiences at last year’s meeting? Go to Meetings and Events and click on Delegates at the bottom of the page to read their reports.
  • National Medical Assistant Recognition Week is October 21-25. Step up RMAs! Let everyone know and celebrate! FLSSAMT will be celebrating YOU in November at our meeting.
  • FLSSAMT Educational and Annual Business Meeting November 9 will be held in Ft. Lauderdale. We will offer some great subjects and speakers once again! November is a wonderful time to hit the beach, so bring your family and stay an extra day to soak up the sun.

Don’t forget this website is a great place to share information about employment opportunities. If you know of an opportunity, reach out to me so we can share it with our members.

And, yes, one more time… It would not be me if I did not remind you: BE Prepared! Zombie season is coming up June 1. FLSSAMT, do everything you can to be ready – we had such devastation last year – some of which was so unexpected. If you were unable to join me at the April meeting to hear what you can do to stay safe during Zombie Season, and you need more help with planning: go to CDC emergency preparedness website: https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie/index.htm. PLEASE do not think it cannot happen to you, because YES IT CAN.

Be involved FLSSAMT! Be prepared, stay safe and Pay It Forward whenever you can!

Kathleene Hardy, RMA (AMT)

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