Latitude announced ABEM as the North Star award recipient
By Sonia Gottfried


American Board of Emergency Medicine and Latitude’s strong partnership is recognized                                               

SALINE, Mich., July 16, 2015 – Latitude, an industry leading in associate performance and the home of the LatitudeConnect Suite, recognizes a longtime partnership with The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) by honoring them with Latitude’s North Star Award.

Latitude hosted its North Star Award at ABEM’s Lansing, Mich. office Wednesday, June 10 at noon. This ceremony recognized and honored the shared partnership with Latitude and ABEM. Just like the North Star Award suggests, the relationship between the two are constant. Latitude recognizes this strong affiliation with an award of a Sextant, a navigation device that is used to measure the angle to determine latitude.

 Jeff Walter, CEO of Latitude presents the North Star award to Earl J. Reisdorff, M.D. of ABEM. Also pictured:
John Diephouse, Associate Executive Director, Operations of ABEM and David Proegler, Principal of Latitude

Latitude thanks ABEM, the recipient of the North Star award, for a strong and long-lasting, 12-year partnership. Through the good and bad and through a downturned economy, ABEM’s relationship with Latitude is like a constant guiding star for both organizations.

The success of the relationship can be contributed to Latitude and ABEM’s adaption to software as it evolves overtime. “We have always placed a high premium on the relationship simply because it requires a work-in-progress approach, said John Diephouse, Associate Executive Director, Operations of ABEM.

Unlike most vendor-clients associations, ABEM and Latitude are more similar to a partner relationship which is why the strength is solid. Latitude has a team dedicated specifically to ABEM. “The longevity of the Latitude team is a critical success factor of several projects, as well as the skills and knowledge of the team,” said Diephouse. The payoff of the team is a direct advantage to the strong knowledge base of the custom system ABEM requires.

“Our mission is to ensure the highest of standards in the specialty of emergency medicine; we couldn’t do it without Latitude’s efforts. The advances we have had to make couldn’t have been done without the concrete partnership,” said Earl J. Reisdorff, M.D., Executive Director.

Both ABEM and Latitude have mutually benefited from the established partnership.

 Latitude honors ABEM with the North Star Award.

Chief Executive Officer Jeff Walter said, "ABEM and Latitude’s relationship illustrates the many wonderful methods that have facilitated the partnership between our two organizations that have yielded such strong mutual benefits. ABEM has helped us becoming a better organization by challenging us. Selecting ABEM to be the recipient of the 2015 North Star Award symbolizes true greatness in partnership.”

About ABEM
The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ABEM certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. ABEM certification is sought and earned by emergency physicians on a voluntary basis; ABEM is not a membership association.

For more information about ABEM please visit

About Latitude

Latitude Consulting Group, an industry leading that drives partner performance through training, communication, measurement, incentives and consumer engagement. 

Latitude is a technology first company striving to ensure that customers get the full benefit of the underlying systems and solutions that they are investing in. With the continuous change in platform capabilities and emerging trends such as mobile it is important that organizations have a solid foundation to operate from.

Over 3 million people across 6,000 organizations have used Latitude’s learning management system.

For more information about Latitude please visit, follow @LatitudeCG on Twitter, like Latitude Learning on Facebook, and visit the Latitude Consulting Group LinkedIn page.

About the Author    Sonia Gottfried, Connection staff writer & editor
    Sonia Gottfried is the editor and content writer for Latitude's Connection Newsletter. Gottfried contributed  news articles, info graphics and page design skills as a journalist for a daily newspaper for a dozen years prior to her landing in Latitude's Saline, Michigan office. She received her B.S. from Ball State University in journalism and her M.B.A from Eastern Michigan University in marketing. Currently, Gottfried oversees communication efforts at Latitude and resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

For more information about Sonia follow her on Twitter, like her on Facebook and visit her LinkedIn page.

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