As your 2015-2016 President, I have been honored to assist in leading the chapter to achieve great success in delivering value to our chapter members. The time, like most things, has passed oh so quickly and it’s truly hard to imagine that my leadership as President has come to an end. However, I have grown so much having been involved for so many years and plan to do so moving forward. The value one can gain within HFMA is sometimes unmeasurable from education, leadership skills and most importantly the ability to truly impact and be impacted by great relationships forged over time and life lasting. Our goal this year was to continue to build upon the foundation that previous leadership has engrained in each of us. The South Texas Chapter has done an incredible job in accepting all the changes we have undertaken this year to better enrich each members experience within HFMA. As I stated from the outset, we would be making significant changes to better serve our members with new locations, new website, new chapter administrative support with DeMarse Meetings, thought provoking education and most of all more FUN! Yes, we have met some challenges but the overriding fact remains you the membership like what we are doing and with each and every event it is reflected in your evaluations. The National Theme this year was, “Go Beyond”, and we have and continue to do that. Coming out of HFMA LTC this year the theme is, “Thrive”! I…
HFMA is the nation’s leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. More than 34,000 members, ranging from CFOs to controllers to accountants consider HFMA a respected thought leader on top trends and issues facing the healthcare industry. HFMA members can be found in all areas of the healthcare system including hospitals, managed care organizations, physician practices, accounting firms and insurance companies.
In the chapter, regional, and national level, HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment by: providing education, analysis, and guidance; building and supporting coalitions with other healthcare associations to ensure accurate representation of the healthcare finance profession; educating a broad spectrum of key industry decision makers on the intricacies and realities of maintaining fiscally healthy healthcare organizations and working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders to improve the healthcare industry by identifying and bridging gaps in knowledge, best practices, and standards.