Important messages from HFMA Oklahoma Leaders:

January 31 Letter From the President

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

First and foremost, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we are two years into a pandemic that has impacted every one of us in profound ways. During this time of immense need, we remain committed to the important work of providing healthcare finance education to our members and communities.

Although we strived our best to bring you an in-person meeting in September 2021, it just couldn’t be brought to fruition, however, the virtual meeting that took its place far exceeded our expectations.  The end of the year yielded our first Holiday Mixer on December 4th where we held our last board meeting of the year followed with a fun and exciting holiday party!  Close to 50 were in attendance.

Now, please plan on joining us for our first IN-PERSON meeting since January 2020 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa Ok, February 24/25, 2022.  It is going to be a phenomenal gathering and is set to be very informative and fulfilling.  Here is the meeting link: https://web.cvent.com/event/9829eee5-0d8c-4018-a01b-8df2afabb355/regProcessStep1

We also have additional IN-PERSON meetings scheduled for later in the year including; Our annual Spring meeting, April 21-22 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, our FIRST EVER Women’s Meeting in Stillwater July 28-29.  Our final conference of the year is scheduled for September 22-23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Edmond Oklahoma.  (Be on the lookout for registration information!)

As we embark on 2022, I would be remiss without thanking our Chapter Officers, Board of Directors and Volunteers. Your resolve, commitment, and perseverance helped to make the Oklahoma Chapter of HFMA a more resilient and impactful association in 2021. We could not do this work without you.

On behalf of the team, I wish you a healthy and prosperous year ahead. I look forward to 2022—and hope that you will join us in leading the financial management of healthcare.

 

With deepest regard,

Louise Kiper

President, Oklahoma HFMA

 

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

June 15th Letter From the President

 

Dear Colleagues,                                                                                                                                              

I am very honored to serve as President of Oklahoma HFMA for 2021-2022.  I hope you will join me in the year ahead as we strive to “continue on the right track” making OHFMA the strongest yet!

There is much to be done as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The public health emergency has profoundly affected continuing healthcare education and although we were unable to have full blown conferences, we worked outside the box and provided those coveted CPE’s.

Our members were deeply challenged, both professionally and personally and many continue to work from home.  Working conditions were difficult in the beginning but our members thrived both at home and in the workplace in-part thanks to HFMA.  Our members continued to receive education not only at the Association level but locally as well.   OHFMA held its first ever virtual meeting in September of 2020.  It was a huge success, mostly thanks to Scott Sanders, our fearless leader who jumped right in with both feet and got it done.  Scott and the programming committee continued on this new quest holding virtual meetings in January, a special “From OHFMA with Love” in February and in April, held the grand finale with the largest meeting attendance ever, which included a guest appearance from our esteemed Governor, Kevin Stitt.  Kudos to all who were involved last year with making education still a possibility for our members.  Special thanks to our Sapphire Business Partners, BOK Financial, Eide Bailly and Healthcare IP along with all of our other partners, for without them, this education would not be possible.

Please mark your calendars, as we are very excited to hold our first in-person conference since the outbreak, this September at the Hilton Garden Inn in Edmond.  Registration will go out soon and we can hardly wait to shake your hand and see your smiling faces!

Finally, if YOU are interested in being part of our dynamic team by becoming more involved, please let us know.  I truly look very forward to working with you this next year.  If I can be of any service to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

With deepest regard,

Louise Kiper

President, Oklahoma HFMA

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers

Oklahoma Chapter

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association is a professional membership organization for individuals in financial management of healthcare institutions and related patient organizations.

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With more than 42,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation’s premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of healthcare.

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