Affinity Health System Director of Human Resources receives 2010 Outstanding Officer Award
Sue Edminster receives 2010 Outstanding Officer Award for Wisconsin’s Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
12 / 02 / 2010
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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MENASHA, Wis.- Sue Edminster, director of human resources for Affinity Health System, has received the 2010 Outstanding Officer Award for Wisconsin’s Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).
To qualify for the award, nominees must be a member of ASHHRA and demonstrate significant contribution to an ASHHRA chapter through excellence in chapter management and distinguished leadership.
Edminster has been with Affinity Health System since 1997. As director of human resources, Edminster is accountable for the delivery of human resources services for Affinity Health System. These services include administration of human resources policies, benefit and compensation programs, employee relations services, regulatory requirements and internal employment function. Edminster is also responsible for Joint Commission compliance to human resources standards and serves as key member of the compliance team.
Edminster has been a member of the Wisconsin Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administration since 2000 and is currently serving as board president. As board president, Edminster presides at all meeting of the organization and serves as chair of the board of directors, supervising the activities of the organization. She also prepares correspondence to members, maintains the website and ensures activities are in accordance with the bylaws of the organization.
Edminster received her master’s in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wis. Edminster also holds the senior professional in human resources certification. Edminster also serves as an adjunct faculty member with Cardinal Stritch University and teaches online human resources courses.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.