History of HFMA

To mark the occasion of its 75th anniversary in 2021, HFMA published Beyond the Numbers: History of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. This book traces the Association’s journey against the backdrop of major events that have transformed healthcare finance since the Association’s inception in 1946.

Download Beyond the Numbers.

HFMA luminary Robert M. Shelton’s original history of HFMA, From Acorn to Oak, was published in 1991 to mark the Association’s 45th anniversary. This classic account captures the vision of HFMA's founders, as well as its growth from "a small company of hospital accountants" to a leader in the field of healthcare finance.

An update was written for HFMA’s 60th anniversary. From Acorn to Oak and Beyond covers the period from 1991-2006.