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HFMA - Iowa Chapter: Welcome!

2017-18 President’s Message
Submitted by Deanna Gray

I am truly honored to serve as President of the Iowa Chapter of HFMA. As President, I look forward to building on the momentum and successes that our chapter has enjoyed, thanks to the efforts of past presidents and our dedicated volunteers. I especially want to thank Chad Tysdahl, last year’s president, for his devoted leadership and dedication to the chapter. With the 2016-17 leaders, the Chapter continued the tradition of providing quality educational programming, professional development, and fantastic networking opportunities.

This year’s HFMA National Chair is Carol Friesen, and her theme is “Where Passion Meets Purpose.” Fittingly, I want to publicly thank all the officers, directors, and committee members, in advance for their volunteer efforts this coming year where we are already collectively experiencing the fruits of their labors. In May, Iowa chapter leaders strategized to leverage best practices from HFMA National and other successful chapters, which helped us to narrow down our objectives for 2017-18 in addition to core objectives referenced previously.

Based on past chapter survey responses and other feedback, our members and sponsors asked for the following which became our highest priority initiatives:

     1.  Improve the online event registration process including providing the ability to pay online without registering through HFMA National’s web site;

     2.  Enhance the chapter web site;

     3.  Replace the traditional newsletter with a more cost-effective email communication;

     4.  Provide our valuable sponsors with a method to easily manage and renew their sponsorship via a payment portal;

     5.  Evaluate opportunities to meet educational needs for an expanded audience including but not limited to early careerists, physician groups, and health plans; and

     6.  Evaluate the role of the chapter administrative assistant and how we can best utilize resources.

The joint IHA/HFMA Annual Meeting, October 10-12th is the next opportunity to attend an educational program, and you can view the agenda and register here using the code HFMA2017.

Many thanks to Jeremy Behrens and the Programming Committee!  They have put together a high-quality, relevant, program.  Also, thanks to our Networking Committee which has organized two different charitable functions followed by a rooftop social event.  You don’t want to miss this event, so register today!

My involvement in the Iowa Chapter has been a rewarding experience for me, both professionally and personally. The highest priority I have as president is to ensure that you are extremely satisfied with your membership experience. I encourage you to become involved.

Please feel free to contact me throughout the year if you wish to volunteer or have comments or suggestions to enhance our members’ experience.

Thank you!
Deanna Gray
Iowa HFMA Chapter President


2018 Sponsorship Drive Underway!!

At Iowa HFMA, we love our sponsors! They make providing the quality education as well as our hospitality and service projects possible! If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor for our chapter, please visit the links below.

Iowa Chapter Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to our loyal sponsors!

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!

Consider becoming a sponsor for the leaders in healthcare financial management.

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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.

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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The April 2017 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Iowa Ledger Newsletter has been added here

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: Deanna.Gray@RelayHealth.com