By Barb Sivek, Chief Operating Officer, CHIME Foundation  

An open letter to our Foundation Firms, 

First, I want to thank you for your partnership as we work through the uncertainty of these unprecedented times. Over and over, as I’ve had interactions with our members, I have been continually amazed by the resounding support and understanding that we have received. Thank you for how graciously and patiently you have waited for us as we have been working diligently to determine alternative methods for benefit provision. We understand the importance and value that these benefits provide to your organization and we are committed to creatively serve your membership needs.   

As you may be aware, we have implemented a timetable to deliver the 113 focus groups virtually that had been scheduled in Orlando. More information on that process is included in this newsletter. We are also working individually with each of the Spring CIO Forum’s 57 sponsors to present alternative options for events and venues that had to be cancelled. We want to ensure that your organization’s investment in CHIME is realized and yields a significant return. 

As we navigate these unchartered waters, I want to again thank you for your commitment to the CHIME Foundation. We also deeply appreciate the support you have given your customers and CHIME partners, during these challenging times.   Your commitment to their healthcare organizations exemplifies the values of CHIME and the CHIME Foundation as we work together to provide tenacious collaboration and  leadership as we all deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Please know that we are doing everything we can to be responsive to your questions and we are working to deliver the type of service and value that your partnership demands in these challenging times for the healthcare industry and the world. 

Barb Sivek 



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