(Chicago) — June 27, 2013 – 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 Colorado Chapter during its annual conference, ANI: The HFMA National Institute in Las Vegas on June 26. The award is given in recognition of five years of sustained excellence in service to members. 

The Colorado Chapter has displayed year-over-year growth in membership satisfaction, education hours, and membership in the past five years. In that time, the Chapter has earned over 25 awards in recognition of their successes. This year alone, the Colorado Chapter achieved the Award of Excellence for Education, the John M. Stagl Silver Award, the C. Henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement, and the Silver Award of Excellence for Certification. The Chapter is also receiving a Gold Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention and two Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards. 

"Over the past five years, the Colorado Chapter has demonstrated that it is committed to excellence and dedicated to advancing the healthcare finance profession," says HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "The chapter is most deserving of this prestigious award."

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, 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 the indispensable resource for healthcare finance.

HFMA Contact

Scott Kenemore
Healthcare Financial Management Association
(708) 492-3389 
skenemore@hfma.org

Publication Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013