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Regional Executive’s Welcome

Dear Region 2 Members and Guests,

Summer is upon us! I hope you are out enjoying BBQ’s, pool, beach and all great things my favorite season has to bring us. As your 2023-2024 Regional Executive, I am excited to bring great energy and initiatives to our Region. My team of Katie Taylor (RE2) , Diane McCarthy (RE3) and Kristen Zebrowski (Treasurer) are here to assist so please reach out should you need anything. There are some new and exciting happenings in our Chapters and Region that I’d like to share with you.

Our Region 2 Conference will be held October 11-13th at Turning Stone Resort in Verona NY. This two day event brings over 15 CPE’s and a fabulous agenda of education and events. Highlights of the program include a Pre Conference Healthcare 101 Series, Keynote presenters Louie Gravance, a former Disney Institute Professor discussing what a “Disneyfied” Health Care Look Like? Thom Mayer, Medical Director for the NFL Players Association on Battling Burnout and Restoring Resilience.  Breakout sessions for Revenue Cycle and Finance with current topics in healthcare will be plentiful. We will also have a healthy dose of networking and fun. Event flyers with registration have been emailed out. If you haven’t received yours, please visit the Region 2 website for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are available as well. Hope to see you there!

The Association kicked off this year’s theme “It’s Time” with National Chairman Dennis Dahlen at the Annual Conference in Nashville in June. Many hospital leaders and colleagues gathered from across the country to hear the message along with outstanding educational content and a private concert at the Grand Old Opry.  Newly appointed CEO Ann Jordan was there as well to discuss upcoming Diversity Equity and Inclusion Initiatives HFMA will be rolling out to the Chapters. In additional HFMA has announced a partnership with Boise State University to launch a first of its kind master’s degree program.  The degree was designed to fulfill unmet needs for an in depth master’s level program focused on value based program. Online fall enrollment is now open.  Looking to get certified? HFMA continues to offer Certifications as part of your membership benefit.

Our Region 2 Webinar Committee is kicking off its year and is busy preparing great educational webinars for our upcoming year. Please be sure to visit the website for upcoming events.

Our Chapter Leaders from Metro NY, Empire NY, Puerto Rico and Rochester are busy planning their local networking and educational events so please keep an eye out for your local Chapter happenings. Our Chapter leaders work hard to deliver timely and relevant information to members and we can’t thank them enough for all their volunteerism and dedication. The Region 2 website now offers calendar access to all Chapter/Regional Events.

Lastly, please consider volunteering in your home chapter. It is a great way to get connected, network and learn a new skill. If you would like information on how to get involved, please reach out to the leaders listed on the chapter links in the top right section of our home page. We would love to get to know you and hear your ideas.

Wendy Leo
Regional Executive

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