HFMA Organization Overview
HFMA is the nation’s leading membership organization for more than 56,000 healthcare financial management professionals employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, managed care organizations, ambulatory and long-term care facilities, physician practices, accounting and consulting firms, and insurance companies.
HFMA is guided by voluntary leaders, with each chapter having its own elected officers and committees. On the National level, there is an elected 17-member Board of Directors and 27 members who are appointed to serve on councils and committees that provide guidance on timely issues, review Association programs and collect feedback from other members across the country.
The chapter is the fundamental level of the organization and provides the primary service opportunity for individual members. Seventy chapters are chartered in the United States and Puerto Rico. Chapters are not separately incorporated, yet operate in accordance with individual constitutions and By-Laws. Chapter affairs are managed by elected officers and directors; presently, chapters have no paid staff.
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of HFMA is comprised of over 600 members from many different industries within the healthcare community. Through educational and social programs, our major focus is to the professional development and career advancement of our members.
HFMA chapters are organized into 11 regions. Regions provide an intermediate organizational grouping within which chapters are encouraged to grow and develop. With 64 chapters combined into 11 regions, each region serves an average of 5 to 6 chapters, representing approximately 5,000 members.
The primary mission of HFMA is to provide timely, informative, and meaningful educational programs and networking opportunities to healthcare ﬁnance professionals. Our Chapter’s programs are designed to allow members to maximize the beneﬁts of their HFMA membership. To fulﬁll this mission our Chapter needs your help. We need you to volunteer and actively participate on a Chapter committee.
By becoming an active participant in the Chapter, you are given a unique opportunity to expand your skill set, gain knowledge, build new relationships, strengthen current relationships, foster invaluable contacts, and develop friendships while planning educational seminars and workshops as well as social and networking events.
Your level of involvement can be as little or as much as you want it to be. It can include a few hours a month for example; writing an article for Newsblasts or HealthCents, working on an educational committee to a long-term commitment by participating on our Annual Fall Conference Committee, becoming a Board Member and Chairing a Committee or becoming the next Chapter Ofﬁcer. Volunteering can be as ﬂexible as you need it to be coinciding with the amount of time you have available. The Chapter also recognizes how busy we all are therefore; most of the meetings have conference call availability – allowing you to participate from your ofﬁce or home. Whatever you decide, your level of participation will be personally and professionally rewarding. Committee participation will enhance your professional development, team building skills and increase your value to your employer. You will have an opportunity to network with colleagues, clients, and vendors as well as with local and national industry leaders – all of whom support HFMA.
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To contact one of our chapter leaders, please email us at [email protected].