Crystal Milazzo

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Crystal Milazzo

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Arizona Chapter forges unique partnership

Arizona HFMA Chapter partners with the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona to raise awareness of a critical need and provide needed supplies to low-income families.

Crystal Milazzo October 24, 2022

2021-22 HFMA Success Award winners announced

HFMA’s 2022 Leadership Training Conference took place April 24-26 in Phoenix. Winners of the 2021-22 Chapter/Region Success Awards were announced.

Crystal Milazzo August 22, 2022

Innovative venue sourcing: Minnesota Chapter hosts event at business partner facility

Hannah Weishalla talks about the Minnesota Chapter’s recent conference held at a business partner’s facility and shares tips for other chapters considering a similar collaboration.

Crystal Milazzo May 30, 2022

Chapter’s essential spreadsheet skills training goes regional

HFMA’s Hudson Valley Chapter has been providing members with Excel training for more than 20 years. The program was so popular, it’s now offered regionwide.

Crystal Milazzo March 26, 2022

Success Awards presented at 2021 Annual Conference

Ten HFMA chapters and three regions have been named as the first-ever winners of HFMA’s Success Award. The new award was established by HFMA’s Regional Executive Council to recognize positive outcomes resulting from the Chapter Success Plan. The plan is designed to help chapters focus on improving and sustaining excellence in four key areas: individual…

Crystal Milazzo February 1, 2022

Former HFMA National Board member Goldstein joins Kaufman Hall

Lisa Goldstein, MPA, a leading expert in not-for-profit healthcare, has joined Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, as a senior vice president. Goldstein previously was an associate managing director for Moody’s Investors Service, where she managed the agency’s U.S. not-for-profit healthcare ratings team and oversaw the accuracy, consistency and monitoring of its not-for-profit hospital ratings. Goldstein…

Crystal Milazzo February 1, 2022

Survey: Health systems push toward risk-based payment models, payer-provider partnerships

Check out the key takeaways from a survey conducted in Summer 2021 with healthcare executives, which focused on risk-based models, data issues, leaders’ concerns on hitting budgets and more.

Crystal Milazzo January 28, 2022

Chapter ‘imagined amazing’ and produced a podcast

HFMA’s Oregon Chapter produces a regular podcast to keep healthcare finance professionals connected to the Chapter and informed of current healthcare industry issues.

Crystal Milazzo October 29, 2021

South Carolina Chapter tackles critical issue: diversity and inclusion

Danielle Gori, president of HFMA’s South Carolina Chapter, talks about how the diversity and inclusion initiative came about and the chapter’s plans for it.

Crystal Milazzo September 30, 2021

Self-avowed healthcare finance fanatic heads up Mayo Clinic’s HFMA Enterprise Solutions initiative

Praveen Mekala, CHFP, CRCR, MPH, is CFO of Mayo Clinic-Minnesota and interim CFO of the Mayo Clinic Health System. He’s also passionate about healthcare finance. And earlier this year, Mekala found a new way to share that passion with colleagues: HFMA’s Enterprise Solutions membership initiative. Mekala believes the program allows finance leadership teams to both leverage…

Crystal Milazzo September 29, 2021