Chicago - June 18, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will award Neil Koonce the 2012 Frederick C. Morgan Achievement Award - the Association's highest individual honor - at its annual conference, ANI: The HFMA National Institute on June 26. He will be the 54th recipient of this prestigious award that honors career-long contributions to healthcare finance and HFMA.
A member of HFMA for twenty-three years, Mr. Koonce is a past recipient of HFMA's Follmer Bronze, the Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold Founders Merit awards. In 2000, he received the Founders Medal of Honor, recognizing an individual who has been actively involved in HFMA and a chapter. Mr. Koonce co-chaired the First Tennessee Chapter Leadership Training Conference, and served as chapter president in 1998-99. He has also served on the ANI host chapter planning committee and on HFMA's Task Force on Organization, Governance, and Structure. In 2000-01, he served on HFMA's Chapter Liaison Representative Council, now known as the Regional Executive Council. Mr. Koonce served as a member of the Chapter Advancement Team from 2003-09 and as chair in 2005-06.
"Neil Koonce's involvement in HFMA is characterized by his desire to serve," Lynn Miller, president of HFMA's Tennessee Chapter, said in a letter nominating Koonce for the award. "That desire to serve is deeply ingrained in his character, along with humility and a deep, genuine caring for people."
Mr. Koonce cofounded Receivables Management Bureau, Inc., in 1993 and served as vice president. From 1996 to 2007, the company increased revenue from $2 million to $10 million and acquired and integrated three businesses. The company's name was changed to Healthcare Receivables Group in 2009.
About the Frederick C. Morgan Achievement Award
The Frederick C. Morgan Achievement award was named for Frederick C. Morgan, who joined the Association in 1948. His outstanding efforts included a tenure of six years as a volunteer secretary-treasurer. The Morgan Award is the most prestigious individual award given by HFMA and is designed to encourage the spirit of service to the principles of the Association as fostered by Mr. Morgan himself. Frederick Morgan retired from healthcare in 1965. HFMA members and chapters may submit nominations, which are reviewed by a committee.
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