Dear CT HFMA Members,
It is an honor to serve as your Chapter Year 2023-2024 President. Thank you for electing me. I joined HFMA over 15 years ago, and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my career.
It seems like yesterday, Immediate Past-President, Matt Schuster and I walked into Norwalk Hospital to meet with Joe Pajor. Joe was the Administrative Director of Revenue Cycle and the President-elect for the Connecticut Chapter. Matt and I were interested in getting more involved and wanted to learn how. That began my volunteerism with HFMA, being asked to help to plan an educational event (or, as many of us lovingly refer to it, being ‘voluntold’).
Since then, I have served in all the leadership roles in the Connecticut Chapter, planned educational programming, run the Social Committee, served on the National Advisory Committee, and now will hold the chapter Presidency for a second time. Each and every one of those memories brought me connections I could not have imagined, and I smile every time I think about them. I was able to talk with professionals in a relaxed and supportive environment that enabled me to learn and gain a deeper appreciation for the diversity of the healthcare industry that would shape my career.
Looking back, I know that I could not be where I am in my career without HFMA. The lifelong friendships and sense of community at the local, regional, and national levels are at the core of the organization. This network connects us as healthcare leaders and individuals, so I urge you to get involved.
To quote Dennis Dahlen, the HFMA National Chair 2023-2024, in his theme for the year, “It’s Time!” This call to action has a sense of urgency, power, and resolve that resonates with me in this post-pandemic world, and I hope it will speak to you as well. You will not be disappointed!
You can start small. Join a committee, help out at an event, contribute to the Chapter Resource Guide, or attend a social gathering. I invite you to contact me directly – [email protected]. I would eagerly speak with you, learn about your goals, share my experience volunteering with HFMA, and introduce you to a network of individuals that will enable you to achieve them.
Are you ready to join us? IT’S TIME!!!
Susan Prior, CHC
CT HFMA President, 2016-2017 and 2023-2024
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Check Out Our Third Annual Chapter Resource Guide!
Back by popular demand! We are happy to announce the third edition of our Chapter Resource Guide. It’s hard to believe a year has gone by since our last publication but we have had a lot going on behind the scenes to get this publication out. Similar to last year, you will find interactive links to Advertisements, contact info and event registration while also providing perspective from industry experts and your fellow members!
We will continue to add pictures, chapter updates, and compelling articles/interviews with healthcare and political leaders. So please check the guide frequently and we will also continue send out communications when new content is added.
And if you are interested in helping with the Chapter Resource Guide or social media, please reach out to us at [email protected] to learn more about volunteering with our Communications committee!