Chicago - January 30, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Winthrop has once again consistently met the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard. HFMA recently reviewed Winthrop as part of the annual evaluation process necessary to maintain Winthrop's Healthcare Technology Financing HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.  

Healthcare Technology Financing  offered by Winthrop provides custom technology leasing solutions allowing hospitals to remain independent of technology providers, to refresh technology when needed, and to preserve cash. Winthrop believes that spending cash or bank financing to buy technology assets doesn't make sense since those assets lose value quickly, require increasing expense to keep running, and need to be upgraded and changed to support organizational goals and regulatory requirements.

"The HFMA Peer Review process has again confirmed that Winthrop's healthcare technology leasing solutions provide superior quality, value and overall experience to our clients," says Dan Mandy, director of business development. "It is an honor to be recognized by HFMA and we look forward to continuing to deliver the type of solutions valued by our clients for over 30 years."

HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare finance professionals with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process consists of a peer review panel that includes current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and expert HFMA Peer Review board members. Peer Review status approval of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"We're pleased to have Winthrop renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third party evaluation that assesses overall effectiveness, quality, and value."


About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 37,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.


Jay Keltner
Director of Marketing
(800) 252-HFMA, ext. 329 


About Winthrop

Winthrop Resources Corporation provides technology leasing solutions to the healthcare industry. Winthrop is a wholly owned subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE:TCB), a Wayzata, Minn.-based bank holding company with $18 billion in assets. TCF is a super-regional bank with over 400 banking offices providing retail and commercial banking services.


Dan Mandy
(952) 656-7687