Upcoming Events

July 30, 2014
AHA/HPOE webinar
The Current State of Patient and Family Engagement Strategies in American Hospitals
2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. PT (75 minute webinar)
Moderator: Maulik Joshi, DrPH, President, Health Research & Educational Trust

September 9, 2014
AHVRP webinar
Patient & Family Ambassador Programs: High Touch, High Impact Volunteer Assignments
2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. PT (90 minutes)
Presenters: Angela Berns & Kathy Berube

Visit our webinar page to register!

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AHVRP 2014 Conference
August 19-22, 2014
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Washington, DC, metro area
Guest room rate is $159
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AHVRP 2015 Conference
September 19-22, 2015
Marriott World Center
Orlando, FL







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Keynote Speaker: Chip Madera CAVS Exam at AHVRP Annual Conference & Exposition
More Information Coming Soon!

Vote Now for the 2015 AHVRP Election Slate

The AHVRP Committee on Nominations has slated the following candidates for President-Elect, Board Member-at-Large and Committee on Nominations:

Angela Femia, CAVS

Board Member-at-Large
Angela Berns
Kristyn Ireland, CAVS
Felicia Prostrollo

Committee on Nominations
Tammy Behnke, CAVS
Hortencia Castano-Urbanowiez
Margaret Cullivan, CAVS
Margaret (Meg) Fallows

Click here to read their biographies.  Voting will close on August 8th.  Email ahvrp@aha.org if you did not receive the Member Notices containing a link to the ballot. 

2014 Conference Registration is Now Open

Click here to Register Online or Download the PDF Registration Form

Volunteers and auxilians:  if you are registering online, please call 312-422-3939 before you start the online process!   

Please contact AHVRP at 312-422-3939 if you have any questions or issues with registration.

Meet your fellow AHVRP Retail Professionals at the following Market Networking Events:

July 26, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Windy City Gift Show
Donald E. Stevens Convention Center
Taste Of Chicago Cafe - End of 300 aisle

Join Lilly Stamets, AHVRP Retail Committee member for networking and refreshments at the

Take a break from your busy buying schedule to join AHVRP members, the Windy City Gift Show team, and exhibitors for wine & cheese. A great opportunity to share show finds and great new ideas you've gathered at the Chicago marketplace's premier gift show.

July 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Market
Hospital Gift Shop Seminar Room C-786

Hospital Gift Shops: Measuring Value, Best Practices & Product
Join the discussion! Our esteemed panel of hospital gift shop retail experts and AHVRP members features: Sheryl Clough of Trinity Gifts, UnityPointHealth, Fort Dodge, IA, Mary Plathe of Gift Garden at Orange City Area Health System and 2014 AHVRP Retail Committee Chair, and Kym Priest of Mercy Gift Shop Springfield, MO.

Learn methods to quantify the value of your gift shop – and connect that value to patient experience and surveys. How do you recruit effective and successful sales people? What is the next BIG product? From sales and pricing strategies to re-order rules, hospital gift shop leaders will share what works.   

Refer a friend or a vendor to AHVRP

Do you know someone that would benefit from an AHVRP membership? Do you have a vendor that would benefit from exhibiting at our conference? Click here to refer a friend or vendor to AHVRP.

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