Chicago - May 5, 2011 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will award Robert D. Miller, FHFMA, the 2011 Frederick C. Morgan Achievement Award-the Association's highest individual honor. He will be the 53rd recipient of this prestigious award that honors career-long contributions to healthcare financial management and HFMA.
Miller has, been a member of HFMA since 1984. He spent his first years of membership in the West Virginia Chapter, where he became involved and assumed the duties of chapter president by 1993. He served as a regional executive, worked on several task forces, offices and committees, and served on the HFMA National Board from 1995 to 1997. Miller won the HFMA Founders Medal of Honor Award in 1998 and is a recipient of other West Virginia Chapter and national HFMA awards.
With his move to Coshocton in 2002, Miller joined the Central Ohio Chapter and has been a key adviser in chapter reorganization, board member, membership chair, rural council chair and twice was a delegate in the US/UK HFMA Exchange. Miller was this year's winner of the Central Ohio Chapter George M. Gevas President's award.
"Bob Miller's enthusiasm for, and dedication to, HFMA is legendary," says Jen Fannin, Executive Director of American Red Cross of Ohio Hills. "It has been clearly demonstrated through the positions of leadership he has held in various state HFMA chapters, and HFMA National. The recognition of his exceptional leadership skills is evident when one reviews the numerous awards which have been bestowed on Bob throughout his career; however, the positions and awards mentioned above are only a small part of what truly makes Bob Miller worthy of the Fredrick C. Morgan Award."
About the Award
The award was named for Frederick C. Morgan, who joined the Association in 1948. His outstanding efforts included a six-year tenure 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 Morgan himself. Morgan retired from healthcare in 1965 and died in Rochester, N.Y., in 1985. HFMA members and chapters may submit nominations, which are reviewed by a committee.
HFMA provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With over 35,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. We provide education, analysis, and guidance; we lead change and innovative thinking; and we create practical tools and solutions that help our members get results. Addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.
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