Important messages from HFMA Oklahoma Leaders:
June 15th Letter From the President
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,
President, Oklahoma HFMA
“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
June 1st Letter From the President
On this Memorial Day weekend, we pause to honor those who have died while serving our country. In this spirit of remembrance, we also reflect on all that we have endured together during the pandemic.
Despite the hardships the pandemic has brought us, we have much to celebrate. This past year we successfully transitioned from in-person meetings to a virtual environment. We have seen some of our highest attended meetings in many years if not ever. How awesome was it to have Governor Stitt address us about healthcare in Oklahoma? Finally, the chapter is financially well positioned for the foreseeable future due to the continued support of our business partners and members like you.
These accomplishments are the work of a solid team. Your chapter officers, board of directors, and committee members have worked hard together this past year to pivot us towards success. Thank you to each of you who helped support our chapter during this incredibly challenging time.
This past week, we held our final board meeting of the fiscal year. It felt so good seeing each other in-person again. We also recognized Toni Young as the recipient of the 2021 President’s Award. Thank you Toni for all that you have done for our chapter. At the end of the board meeting, I passed the gavel to incoming President Louise Kiper. Congratulations Louise! I can’t wait to see where you lead the chapter next!
In closing, I want you to know how truly grateful I am to have served as your President. My time with HFMA has been so rewarding, fun, and memorable.
With Respect & Gratitude,
HFMA 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.