President's Message -- Winter 2015

Happy New Year!

It is difficult to believe that 2015 has already arrived and my annual commitment to organization of both my home and office life has begun anew...again.  Maybe 2015 will be the year I actually triumph over chaos?

Speaking of chaos, things are hopping in the healthcare arena as recent elections once again stir speculation on the future of healthcare reform.  Regardless of who holds the majority in Washington, we know there will be added financial pressure and potential opportunities for success across our industry.

Often, success is highly correlated with education; the more knowlege a person possesses about a topic, the greater the opportunity to use that knowledge to improve your facility's bottom line or advance your career.  Success can also be found in the relationships you build with your peers; you can always learn more in a  group than by perusing Federal REgister (and it's more fun, too!).  Your chapter leaders strive to provide education and networking opportunities to assist you in the navigation of healthcare finance.

On the education front, we are preparing to coordinate an on-line HFMA Certification study course with other Region 8 chapters which will begin mid-February.  Additional information on this course will be emailed the week of January 26th.  Our annual meeting will be held at the Marriott in Wichita April 22nd and 23rd.  The election of your Sunflower Chapter leadership for the 2015-2016 chapter year happens during this meeting so please plan to attend.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the Sunflower Chapter and I look forward to seeing everyone at our meeting in April.  Stay warm!

Becky Newton
President, 2014-2015

Healthcare Financial Management Association (National)