Get Involved with the Award-Winning HFMA Iowa Chapter:
Highest 2018 HFMA Honor - the Shelton Award - given to Iowa Chapter

The HFMA awarded its highest chapter honor - the Robert M. Shelton Award - to the Iowa Chapter in June 2018.  The award is given for sustained chapter excellence over a five-year period.

"Iowa chapter members report exceptionally high satisfaction with the chapter's ability to provide connections to others in the field via educational and networking opportunities, said HFMA Chair Kevin Brennan, FHFMA, CPA.  "Congratulations to the Iowa Chapter on a job well done."

The Iowa Chapter has earned a total of 32 awards over the past five years, including education, certification, and membership awards, as well as 16 Yerger awards for innovation, education, collaboration, improvement, and member communications.
 
Enhance your membership experience and get involved with health care finance winners and leaders!
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Are you interested in becoming more involved in our great Association Chapter? 

See the Chapter Leader section of our website and reach out to one of us - we're always looking for new volunteers, and we'll be happy to connect you with the committee that interests you!


Left:  Some HFMA Iowa Chapter Members are shown at the HFMA Region 8 Leadership Conference, a benefit of involvement in HFMA: Kyle Wilcox, Abbey Stangl, Dave Muhs, Jenny Peterson, and Jeremy Behrens.
 
 
  

Please ~ 
Tell us what you think!!

Chapter Leadership would love to hear what you think on two topics:
 
  • New features at the 2018 HFMA Iowa Annual Meeting; and
  • Your overall membership experience

First ~
 
We made a few changes at the 2018 annual meeting based on your prior feedback, and we want to know what you think!

Please give us your thoughts on any of the following topics with a quick e-mail at info@hfmaiowa.org:
 
  • Networking Room
  • Speakers/Topics
  • Evening Networking (Progressive Dinner)
  • HFMA Presence
  • Any other suggestions!
 
We appreciate your help in keeping our Chapter events strong and valuable to Members.
 
 
Second ~
 
If you haven't completed your HFMA membership survey yet, please see the reminder below.

Also, send in your survey confirmation for your chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
 
 
 
 
 

Get Involved with Iowa HFMA Social Media!

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THE FLASH
IOWA HFMA 60 SECOND UPDATE
 


Be on the watch in future editions of the 60-Second Update - Iowa HFMA will be hosting contests for members that engage with us -

Like, Follow, and Join Us Today!
 

 
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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HFMA Networking:  Good People Getting Together to Do Good Work
Dorothy's House 

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Recently, our Iowa HFMA chapter members had a humbling opportunity to help a local not-for-profit organization in Des Moines.  After our meeting July 19, 2018, approximately thirty volunteers headed to Dorothy’s House to undertake landscaping and outdoor home maintenance services.

Everyone put in plenty of sweat equity for a couple hours, but with the help of cookies made by a resident, we all powered through and got as much done as we were asked to do.
 
Dorothy’s House, founded by Kellie Markey, provides a safe place for the practice of life for teen and youth girls whose lives have been interrupted by the sex trafficking industry.  They are provided basic needs, beginning with security in a home environment.  They also receive a healthy diet, specialized care, education and training, and the ability to recognize their potential and dream of a positive future.
 
Much perspective was gained in this amazing opportunity to help Kellie and her organization, in whatever small way we did.

The members and leaders of the Iowa HFMA chapter continue to put others before themselves.  Once again, good people got together and did good work.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time and talents.  Kellie could not say thank you enough. 
 
-Marcus Goldenstein & Denyse Scott
Iowa Chapter Networking Co-Chairs
 
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Member Opportunities: Leadership Training Conference

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Each year, the Iowa Chapter of HFMA is able to send chapter leaders to the Leadership Training Conference (LTC) through the support of our members and sponsors.

The 2018 Leadership Training Conference was held in New Orleans, LA.
 
At LTC, chapter leaders are provided an opportunity to learn about their leadership roles.  Everything is covered from communications to programming meetings to building/sustaining membership.

Being able to connect with other fellow chapter leaders across the country also provides an invaluable networking opportunity!
 
The Iowa Chapter traditionally sends each incoming chapter officer, as well as additional nominees of various board and committee positions.  As each chapter leader would readily tell you, becoming involved in HFMA is a rewarding experience, where you receive just as much as you give.
 
Are you interested in becoming more involved in our great Association?  See the Chapter Leader section of our website and reach out to one of us - we're always looking for new volunteers, and we'll be happy to connect you with the committee that interests you!
 
 
 
Photo: Iowa Chapter Leaders at the HFMA Region 8 Leadership Training Conference (LTC) Speed Bowling Networking Event:
Kyle Wilcox, Abbey Stangl, Dave Muhs, Jenny Peterson, Jeremy Behrens
 
  

2018 Iowa HFMA Women's Conference: Focus on Giving - Single Parent Provision, Teahl Bader

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The featured charity at the 2018 Iowa HFMA Women's Conference was the Single Parent Provision.  Teahl Bader provided information on this initiative:

42% of children in Des Moines are being raised in a single parent household. In some zip codes in Central Iowa, that number increases to 48%! The mission of Single Parent Provision is to glorify God by partnering with single
parents to help strengthen their lives and the lives of their families. We believe all single parents need:

 To understand that though they are single, they are not alone.

 To know there is a community of people who care about them and their family.

 To have a trusted partner who understands the unique needs of single parent families.

 To have access to practical programs and services to help them in their journey.

 To hear a hopeful voice that points them to a brighter future.
 

Download "HFMA Presentation - Charity Single Parent Provision.pptx"

Our Community Service - 
Ronald McDonald House

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Members receive some guidance from Beth, our facility host at Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines.
As part of our 2017 fall hospitality event, our members had the opportunity to participate in some community service by doing some much needed work at the Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines.
 
Due to construction on the new Ronald McDonald house, we gathered at the temporary location on the East side of Des Moines. Our chapter members volunteered part of their evening and assisted with cleaning and organizing as well as assembling and sorting giving tree ornaments.
 
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For more information on Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa Click Here
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Members Dave Muhs and Darren Osten tidy up the kitchen at the Ronald McDonald House temporary quarters in Des Moines.
Volunteer Opportunities
You do not have to be a new member to enjoy the opportunity to get involved.  The Committee Leaders and their teams would like to accept your expertise and help in their projects.

This will require some time commitment.  Some are greater than others.  Click here to see a list of the individuals who have served as Iowa HFMA President:

Please see our committees and who to contact about getting involved with them by clicking on this link Chapter Leaders & Committee Chairs.

Iowa HFMA has a major commitment to communicating with its members and volunteering to help with the committees involved is a great way to work with many HFMA members on a regular basis:

Communications Committee:  Abbey Stangl, staal@casshealth.org, or Jenny Peterson, JPeterson3@mercydesmoines.org, or Jeanne Goche, jgoche@solutionsinhealthcaremanagement.com