My name is Ariana Raymond, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve our chapter and members as the FY24 HFMA Michigan Great Lakes Chapter President. I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your membership in the HFMA Michigan Great Lakes chapter.
It’s summertime again and, as in recent years, we are facing new and continuing challenges in healthcare finance, ranging from staffing and supply chain issues, budget and audit concerns, finding ways to reimagine revenue cycle work, and now we have added new environmental factors which have resulted in low air quality warnings for much of the last few weeks (and no end in sight as the fires in Canada continue to rage).
For the HFMA Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, FY24 promises to be a year of reimagination and a year to continue in high-gear the implementation of in-person, district-based events which will also often offer an online attendance option. Our chapter is grateful for our leaders and volunteers for their hard work and dedication which will allow us to start to fully reemerge from a pandemic environment and way of thinking and to begin to realize all that our new post-pandemic, hybrid work world has to offer.
Our Leadership Team has done a fantastic job of putting together a robust calendar of events for this year. Please watch for registration emails and please reach out to us directly if you believe that you are not receiving communications from our Chapter – we can work with you to identify the cause and implement solutions to ensure you receive the information about the many opportunities available through your Michigan HFMA Great Lakes chapter membership.
We will be hosting our bi-annual Fall Conference on October 23, 2023 – we look forward to seeing many of you there! We will also be offering a fall Revenue Cycle meeting, a Reimbursement update meeting at the end of the federal fiscal year (approx. Sept. 2023), Healthcare Finance 101 (winter, weekly sessions), monthly education offerings, quarterly Women in Leadership webinars, a Spring Women in Leadership Conference, a spring event in May featuring Reimbursement and Revenue Cycle updates, a CRCR certification bootcamp, and other offerings. We are excited to share that it is our goal to begin offering hybrid events in different parts of the state which will be livestreamed to those unable to attend in person. We are also excited to share that we will now have a single committee dedicated to the professional development of both Early Careerists and Students.
Our chapter has many opportunities for those interested in being more involved – we can help you find the opportunity that best fits your availability and interests and we welcome you to contact us anytime to learn more.
In closing, thank you all again – on behalf of our chapter leadership, we all wish you all a fantastic summer!
President, Michigan Great Lakes HFMA