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.

For the full press release from HFMA National, please click here
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.

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