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.

Leadership Recognized for Five Years of Sustained Excellence

The following Iowa HFMA Chapter past presidents were presented the 2018 Shelton Award - HFMA's highest chapter honor - for five years of sustained chapter excellence:
  • Deanna Gray, FHFMA, CRCS I/P - Area Vice President, Change Healthcare/Relay Health
  • Chad Tysdahl - Senior Managing Consultant, BKD
  • Kara Dunham, FHFMA
  • Darren R. Osten, FHFMA, CPA - Partner, Seim Johnson, LLP
  • Shawn Steffen - Senior Director of Revenue Cycle, Mercy - Cedar Rapids
Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and leadership!