(Chicago, IL) – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)—the nation’s largest and leading member organization for healthcare finance professionals—has elected John J. Byrnes, M.D., to its Board of Directors for the 2013-16 term, effective June 1, 2013.

Dr. Byrnes is Chief Medical Officer of the SCL Health System in Denver, a not-for-profit health system operating 9 hospitals, four safety net clinics, a children’s mental health treatment center, and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states. Prior to his current position, Dr. Byrnes enjoyed a ten-year tenure with Spectrum Health, during which the organization received over 100 awards for clinical quality and patient safety. Spectrum Health was designated as one of the top 10 health systems in the nation for clinical quality and efficiency by Thomson Reuters in 2010 and 2011. Dr. Byrnes also held senior executive positions at some of the nation's leading healthcare systems, including Sharp HealthCare, Catholic Healthcare West, and Lovelace Health Systems where he led the development of award winning quality programs, including the Lovelace “Episodes of Care” disease management program. 

“John has a proven record of success bringing together physicians and financial executives to improve quality and efficiency,” says Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, President and CEO of HFMA. “We’re delighted to have him bring this important perspective to HFMA as we bring hospitals, physicians, and payers together to improve the health system.”

Nationally recognized for his work in quality, safety, and outcome reporting, Dr. Byrnes has contributed to seven books, including The Healthcare Quality Book (2003, 2008, 2012), Global Fees for Episodes of Care (1998), and The Health Care Professional's Guide to Patient Centered Care for the 21st Century (1998), The Physician's Guide to Disease Management (1997), and Redesigning Healthcare Delivery (1996). 

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 39,000 members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, 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. HFMA is the indispensable resource for healthcare finance. hfma.org 

HFMA Contact

Scott Kenemore
Healthcare Financial Management Association
(708) 492-3389

Publication Date: Friday, May 03, 2013