Chicago- June 13, 2011 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association's (HFMA) most prestigious chapter award, the Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Excellence, will be presented to the HFMA New Jersey Chapter on June 28 during the Annual Chapter Presidents' Dinner at HFMA's Annual National Institute (ANI) in Orlando, Florida.
The Shelton Award is given in recognition of five years of sustained excellence in service to members. This year alone (2010-11) the New Jersey Chapter achieved a Silver Award for Education with 16.6 registrant hours per member; the Henry C. Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement, growing 100.7% over last year's registrant hours; Gold Award of Excellence for Certification with 17 passed exams. The Chapter is also receiving a Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership and five Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards.
In the past five years, the New Jersey Chapter has displayed year-over-year growth in education hours, member counts, and certified member counts. In that time, the Chapter has also earned:
- Five Hottum awards for educational performance improvement
- One gold and one silver award for certification excellence
- Two silver and one bronze award for education
- One gold and three bronze awards for membership growth and retention
- 21 Yerger Awards
"The New Jersey Chapter has done excellent work over the past five years, particularly in the area of education," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The chapter is very deserving of this most prestigious award."
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 over 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.
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