Dear HFMA South Texas Colleagues,
Fall is here and that should mean leaves changing and cooler weather but that is not the case in South Texas. What it does mean is football, so whether you follow high school, college or professional football I hope your team is having a successful season. This fall a much more vicious sport is taking place, the presidential campaigns. I for one am glad it is nearly over. Remember Nov. 8 is Election Day, please get out and vote.
As we look back on the last three months, the South Texas Chapter continues to THRIVE! We are coming off of two very successful joint meetings; the HFMA/ACHE Summer Institute held Aug. 25 at the Seton Administration Offices in Austin and the HFMA/TAHFA Fall Symposium held Sept. 12-13 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk in San Antonio. Both meetings were filled with education around trending healthcare topics as well as plenty of networking opportunities. I want to thank Chairman John Knighten and the program committee for all their hard work. I also want to thank Lisa Keffer and Robbie Connell for an outstanding networking event held Sept. 10 at Top Golf in San Antonio. If you missed it, you missed a great time.
If you have not renewed your membership, please take a moment to do so. You can renew online at www.hfma.org/membership. Being a member has advantages including free national and regional webinars, great educational sessions, fun networking opportunities and a variety of other valuable resources. Please reach out to a co-worker or friend to get them involved as well.
By now you should have received the membership satisfaction survey which was emailed to you Oct. 4. Please take the time to provide our chapter with much desired feedback. The board of directors and committee chairs spend a great deal of time reviewing your responses and use the results of this survey for planning the months and year ahead. This is an excellent way to tell us how we are doing. The deadline to respond is Nov. 14.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the Region 9 Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, Nov. 6-8. There will be great educational sessions, networking with peers and the legendary House of Blues party for conference attendees. Registration is now open at www.hfmaregion9.org. Laissez les bon temps rouler!!
As fall arrives, the holidays will be here before we know it. I would like to wish everyone health and happiness this holiday season.
David W. Korn