Welcome to the 2023-2024 HFMA Southwestern Ohio Chapter year.
As I step into the role of president I am deeply honored and excited to serve this incredible community of healthcare finance professionals. It is with great enthusiasm and dedication that I present my vision for the year ahead focusing on two key pillars: value and engagement.
Our chapter boasts over 10,000 outstanding members making up over 10% of the entire association membership! With over 13% growth this year alone, we are off to an extraordinary start to our year, and my goal is to ensure each one of you finds value in your membership. To achieve this, we will be introducing innovative and engaging educational events and activities that cater to the evolving needs of our diverse community. These events will not only enhance your knowledge and skills but also provide networking opportunities to foster meaningful connections with your peers.
I must take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed board of directors and volunteers. Your commitment and hard work are the backbone of our chapter’s success. Without your unwavering support, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our mission. I would also like to extend a special thank you to our outgoing president, Andrew Gentzkow, for his remarkable leadership and dedication during his tenure. Your efforts have set the stage for continued growth and success, and I am eager to build upon the foundation you have laid.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors, who play a pivotal role in enabling us to host fabulous events throughout the year. Your generosity and belief in our mission are deeply appreciated. For those who wish to stay updated on our upcoming events and activities, I encourage you to visit our website regularly. There, you will find detailed information about each event and how to register. You can also follow us on LinkedIn, where we will share important updates, industry insights, and relevant news to keep you informed and engaged.
Finally, as a community we believe in giving back, and we’re committed to make a positive and impact beyond the healthcare finance arena. This year, we will continue our focus on charitable giving supporting causes that are aligned with our mission and values. Another crucial aspect of our growth strategy is expanding our student and early careerist membership. We believe in nurturing and the future leaders of our industry and providing them with the resources and support they need to thrive in their careers. Please be sure to watch for ways you can support these initiatives throughout the year.
I am thrilled about the opportunities that lie ahead for our chapter. Together we will create a vibrant community where everyone finds value and engages actively in meaningful ways. I am humbled to serve as your president and look forward to making this year an unforgettable journey of growth, learning, and camaraderie.
Thank you, and let’s make this year truly exceptional!
Amanda Adkins-Ricci, MBA
Southwestern Ohio HFMA Chapter President
System Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Premier Health