President's Message -- Summer 2014

It seems like it was just yesterday that I entered the officer rotation as treasurer of our chapter and I'm
already beginning my year as president.  I'd ask where the time went, but I have a pretty good idea
when I look back at all the changes that have taken place in the healthcare landscape in the last 4 years.
Attempting to process and keep track of all the changes taking place takes a coordinated effort among
individuals and that is where an involved member of HFMA reaps the greatest rewards.  HFMA helps
navigate the ever-changing healthcare environment by providing quality education programs, career and
professional development resources and a forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas, information and

This year I'd like our leadership to focus on several items highlighted in last fall's membership satisfaction
survey.  We should continue to provide relevant, suitable education at a time, cost and location that is
convenient for our membership.  We need to keep providing opportunities for our members to discuss
current topics and improve upon the information and resources available on the chapter website. 
Accomplishing this list of items will require the time and commitment of many volunteers and our chapter
needs your help.  Kari Cornicelli, HFMA's National Chair chose the theme "Leading the Change" for the
2014-2015 year.  Kari believes that when you give, you  receive in return.  Our chapter has a variety of volunteer
opportunities from planning social activities to helping develop educational programs.  If you are unsure of what
types of volunteer opportunities exist, please contact me or go to and click on Chapter Information.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting.

                                                                Becky Newton
                                                                Director of Accounting
                                                                Newton Medical Center

Healthcare Financial Management Association (National)