Crystal Milazzo

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HFMA members step into new leadership roles in healthcare finance 

Several HFMA members have kicked off 2024 by taking on new healthcare finance leadership roles. Here’s an overview of some of the hirings announced during the first quarter of the year.  John Ceelen is the new CFO at Bellin and Gundersen  The recently merged Bellin and Gundersen Health System in Green Bay, Wis., has tapped…

Crystal Milazzo March 29, 2024

Georgia Chapter engages new members via a webinar series 

Education is the cornerstone of HFMA’s Georgia Chapter. So it’s no surprise that members can’t seem to get enough of the Chapter’s robust educational programming. In fact, they’ve asked for even more — more topics, more opportunities and more ways to access content. In response, the Chapter added another layer to its already strong educational…

Crystal Milazzo March 29, 2024

Remembering HFMA trailblazer Ronald Kovener  

HFMA joins friends and family in remembering Ronald Kovener who died at the age of 92 on July 26, 2023, in Indianapolis. An accountant, he had been a member of HFMA since 1961 and served as National President from 1972 to 1973.   Kovener reminisced about his HFMA experience in 2021 when the Association celebrated its…

Crystal Milazzo February 29, 2024

Iowa Chapter celebrates 70th anniversary

Mid-January 2024 was a notable time for members of HFMA’s Iowa Chapter. Things kicked off with a blizzard. Then there was a second blizzard and a presidential caucus. It was a lot for one week, but that wasn’t all. The real highlight took place on Jan. 17 when the Chapter gathered in the Des Moines…

Crystal Milazzo February 29, 2024

Sanford Health selects Scott Wooten as CFO  

Following a comprehensive national search, Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has named Scott Wooten, MBA, FACHE, as executive vice president and CFO. Wooten is a seasoned finance leader in the nonprofit healthcare sector. Prior to joining Sanford, he led Wooten Strategic Advisors, providing consulting services to physician groups, health systems, insurance companies, retail…

Crystal Milazzo January 29, 2024

Kaleida Health taps Matthew Drake and Hugh Chisholm for  new roles  

Two HFMA fellows have been appointed to new leadership positions at Kaleida Health, the largest healthcare provider in Western New York.   Matthew Drake, FHFMA, MBA, is the health system’s new executive vice president of strategy and partnerships. Drake, a member of HFMA’s Rochester Regional Chapter, previously was Kaleida’s executive vice president and CFO. Prior to…

Crystal Milazzo December 11, 2023

Puerto Rico Chapter signs collaborative agreement

HFMA’s Puerto Rico Chapter recently joined forces with Puerto Rico’s College of Health Services Administrators to address challenges and opportunities in the field of health services administration. The relationship was made official when the two groups signed a collaborative agreement on Sept. 15 during the Chapter’s Annual Healthcare Update in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico. The…

Crystal Milazzo December 11, 2023

First Illinois Chapter kicks off 75th anniversary celebration 

HFMA’s first chapter — fittingly named First Illinois — recently turned 75 and is marking the major milestone with a year-long celebration. And how did they kick things off? With a party, of course.   The event took place July 20 at the Carlucci restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois. Seventy-two attended the celebration, which was part of…

Crystal Milazzo October 30, 2023

HFMA member Michael Bumann shares experience as Burning Man medic 

Thanks to unprecedented heavy rain, thousands who attended the 2023 Burning Man event Aug. 27-Sept. 4 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert found themselves literally stuck in the mud. For HFMA member Michael Bumann, it was a transformative experience.  Bumann, of Olympic Valley, California, is the founder and CEO of RedDot, a company that specializes in…

Crystal Milazzo October 27, 2023

Maryland Chapter event focuses on inclusion and equity

There’s growing demand on the healthcare industry to close disparity gaps and ensure health equity. But hospitals and health systems can’t do it alone. Collaboration and partnerships are necessary. And that was the impetus behind the HFMA Maryland Chapter’s 2023 Inclusion and Equity in Healthcare Conference, which took place April 27 at the Reginald F.…

Crystal Milazzo September 29, 2023