Iowa Chapter is 2018 HFMA Shelton Award Winner -
Five Years of Sustained Excellence

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Upcoming Events:  Save the Dates!

 
  • November 27 - HFMA Payor Panel - Location: Unity Point/Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
  • January 17-18 - Winter Meeting - Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston, IA
  • March 27 - HFMA Payor Panel - Location: Unity Point/Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
  • May 9-10 - Spring Meeting - Location: Iowa Hospital Association - Education Center, Des Moines, IA

HFMA - Iowa Chapter President's Letter:
Welcome from Kyle Wilcox


HFMA - Iowa Chapter President's Letter:Welcome from Kyle Wilcox
It is with great pleasure and honor that my first message as President is to announce that the Iowa Chapter of HFMA was awarded the highest chapter honor provided by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Robert M. Shelton Award. The Robert M. Shelton Award is awarded to chapters who demonstrate consistent improvement in the 5-year Chapter Performance Metrics, especially those chapters who score in the top 10 percent. The Iowa Chapter of HFMA shines as one of the premier chapters across the country because of our engaged and dedicated membership.
 
I am humbled to serve as President of the Iowa Chapter. Over the past five years we have enjoyed growth and success as a chapter made possible only through strong leadership and dedicated volunteers. I especially want to thank Deanna Gray, last year’s president, for her leadership and dedication to the chapter. I look forward to building on this strong momentum.
 
Kevin Brennan, the HFMA National Chair, has selected “Imagine Tomorrow” as this year’s theme. To that point, we recently spent time dedicated to thinking about our current state and future goals. Our continued focus on education, certification, leadership succession planning, and membership growth will prove critical to our success. We also discussed issues related to organizational structure and design, elevating the brand of the Iowa HFMA across disciplines, and how reaching into the provider and insurance fields will be crucial our continued traction into the next decade.
 
Our Summer Meeting, July 19th – 20th is the next opportunity to attend an educational program; you can view the agenda and register here. Abbey Stangl and the Programming Committee have put together a high-quality, relevant program and our networking committee has organized a great event followed by a rooftop social.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect and engage, so register today!
 
My involvement in the Iowa Chapter has been a rewarding experience, both professionally and personally. The highest priority I have as president is to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your membership experience. I encourage you consider volunteering for the Iowa Chapter. Your engagement is critical to our future and will help maintain our place as one of the best chapters in the nation. I look forward to working with you this year as we ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ together.
 
Please feel free to contact me throughout the year if you wish to volunteer, have questions, or would like to offer suggestions that could enhance our members’ experience.
 
I look forward to seeing you in July.
 
Kyle M. Wilcox, FHMA
Vice President, Finance & Business Development
UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center
Office: 641-236-2919
 
 
  • July 19-20 - Summer Meeting New Location!: IHA Conference Center, 100 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 100 Des Moines, IA Register Here
  • October 9-11 - IHA/HFMA Annual Meeting Location: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines, IA
  • January 17-18 - Winter Meeting: Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston, IA
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About the Iowa Chapter of HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (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.

On the chapter, regional, and national levels, 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.

Iowa HFMA has a long history of being one of the best chapters in HFMA.  Our goal is to continue that long-standing tradition.

We believe to achieve that, the chapter must deliver unparalleled value to our members and the public who visit our site.  If you have ideas to help us improve the value we deliver to you through this site, please feel free to contact us.  We are always open to new ideas to drive continuous improvement in everything we do.

Thank you for visiting the Iowa HFMA website and we hope to see you at a live educational event soon!





 
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Become a Member
 
Join us in supporting the people involved in the financial management of healthcare.

Learn how to become an HFMA Member here.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our Chapter Survey! Our results were very positive and we look forward to responding to your feedback.

Here are some statistics:
  • 93% of you have an overall high satisfaction rating for the chapter!
  • 61% of you have attended an educational event in the last 6 months.
  • 95% of you feel that we are producing quality educational programming.
  • 88% of you feel that we are locating events where you can access them.

 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Come see us at both National and Chapter events.

Learn about HFMA Iowa Chapter events here.  See national HFMA events here.





 
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Get Involved
 
Meet your colleagues and reap the rewards of leading the future of healthcare financial management.  

See how to get involved with the Iowa Chapter of HFMA here.
 






If you have questions or ideas for us, or want to get involved with the Iowa HFMA Chapter, go to "Get Involved" on this website or email us: kwilcox@grmc.us.
 

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IOWA HFMA 60 SECOND UPDATE
 


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Join the Iowa Chapter of HFMA as we expand our social media presence.  Consider this as an invitation to connect with us on social media!

We have previously launched Facebook and LinkedIn pages, but we are now expanding our presence to Twitter! #IowaHFMA
 
Feedback from our members demonstrates that keeping up with key issues in healthcare across state, regional, and national platforms is important.  So we will be working on our presence across each of these platforms over the next year to help meet this objective.  This effort will also be great in encouraging members to support and communicate with each other!
 
Please take a moment right now and visit our pages and click “Like” or “Follow.”

We look forward to bringing you lots of great information and keeping in touch. We hope you comment on our posts and feel free to ask any questions or share our content with friends and family who would benefit from the information!
 
 
 
 
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