The AAMA Installs Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), as Vice Speaker of the House
HOUSTON, November 17, 2021 (Newswire.com) - The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) installed Aimee Wicker, CMA (AAMA), PCMH CCE, as the 2021-2023 AAMA Vice Speaker of the House in Houston, Texas, at the 65th AAMA Annual Conference. In this capacity, Wicker, a resident of Springboro, Ohio, represents medical assistants and CMAs (AAMA)® across the nation.
Medical assisting is one of the nation's careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistants work in outpatient health care settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.
"I am honored that the [members] of the AAMA have reelected me to continue to serve on the AAMA Board of Trustees," says Wicker. "I look forward to representing all medical assistants across the nation. CMAs (AAMA) are a vital part of the care team in providing quality, comprehensive and coordinated care to patients."
Wicker brings a great deal of experience to her office. Aimee Wicker has served on the AAMA Board of Trustees since 2016. She has worked clinically and managed ambulatory practices for over 20 years. Wicker currently works for Kettering Health as network manager of ambulatory quality. In this role, she leads their quality incentive programs and practice transformation, working primarily with independent practices within their clinically integrated network. Wicker received her PCMH Content Expert Certification in 2017 and is an active member of the Ohio State Society of Medical Assistants. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in health care law at Regent University School of Law.
Wicker has served in many capacities for the AAMA while chairing and serving on the national committees.
The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA)®—or CMA (AAMA)—credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board (CB) of the AAMA. The CB of the AAMA was awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) under ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2012, the global benchmark for personnel certification bodies, thus distinguishing the CMA (AAMA) from all other medical assisting certifications.
Certification status is a matter of public record and may be released. Every day the AAMA responds to more than 100 employer requests for CMA (AAMA) certification verification—for both current and potential employees.
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The American Association of Medical Assistants®, the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the medical assisting profession, was established in 1956 and serves the interests of more than 92,000 medical assisting professionals. The American Association of Medical Assistants provides quality resources and educational opportunities for medical assistants by offering certification, advocacy for quality patient-centered health care, credential acknowledgment and scope-of-practice protection. For more information, visit www.aama-ntl.org.
Francesca Llanos, Public Relations and Marketing Manager
Source: The American Association of Medical Assistants®