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May 24 Letter From the President

Dear Friends,

As another year comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to reflect over the last 12 months that I served as President of Oklahoma HFMA. The last few years have been difficult at best, but I’d like to state that together, as a team, we brought our chapter further along that we ever thought possible. While COVID brought a lot of challenges, it also brought a lot of change, change for the good that is.

Throughout 2021, we stepped up and continued holding virtual meetings improving possibilities and capabilities with each and every meeting held. BUT, we were all more than ready to get back together in person, and finally did so in December, when we held our first ever Holiday Mixer at the Dust Bowl Lounge in Oklahoma City. We had over 40 in attendance! It was so great being together again.

Then in January 2022, just when we thought things might get back to the “new” normal, Omicron reared its ugly self and we had to post-pone our winter meeting into February. To top it all off, the day before the conference, a crazy winter ice storm blazed its way across our state causing numerous flight delays and the city of Tulsa almost completely shut down. For those that braved the elements and actually made it to the meeting, it ended up being a very informative and fun event. Plus, due to the efforts of the programming committee, along with the mini golf hole sponsors and additional generous donations from individuals on site, we raised and contributed $760.00 and 646 pounds of food to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. A big thank you to all of our members and speakers for a great first back-in-person conference!

The final event of the fiscal year was held April 21-22 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. It was the brain child of our own Past-President, Scott Sanders, who finally got to see this conference come to fruition! Job well done Scott and programming team! The speakers were dynamic and brought many on-point topics that had been requested by our membership. The Thursday evening Soirée did not disappoint and was in fact, the most attended social event recalled in recent history, maybe ever! Our fundraising efforts benefited The City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City and the silent auction, raffle and cash donations combined raised a total of $4260.00!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our officer team, the board of directors, the committee members and chairs and every volunteer for a job well done! It is you and your service that make this chapter all that it is. And last but certainly not least, huge thanks and respect goes out to each of you, our members, for making all that we do worthwhile. We hope that your chapter of HFMA provides all that you need to better equip yourself for your job in healthcare finance. It is for you, that we strive to make our Oklahoma Chapter of HFMA the best in the nation!

Respectfully,

Louise Kiper
President, Oklahoma HFMA 2021-2022 * 2022-2023

*SAVE THE DATES* Mini LTC, June 21, 2022 at Top Golf in OKC and the Women in Healthcare Conference, July 28/29, 2022 in Stillwater Oklahoma

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

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