**The Nebraska Chapter of HFMA wishes to let our members know we are here for support during this challenging time. While the COVID response has limited our ability to hold many of our traditional education events, we will do what we can to bring our members the most timely and relevant education via webinars and other socially distant platforms for the foreseeable future. With laws, funding structures, and regulations changing rapidly as a result of this crisis, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Chapter leadership team if there are any educational items you think the Chapter should be pursuing at this time. You can reach out to Jess Paisley at email@example.com; Shelly Soupir at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sean Wolfe at email@example.com with any suggestions.
We appreciate all the hard work our members are currently doing to keep their organizations financially sound and their communities healthy and safe during this crisis. Please remember your HFMA Chapter and fellow HFMA members can be an invaluable resource as you navigate these turbulent times.**
Welcome to the HFMA Nebraska Chapter website! Hopefully you find the new format easier to navigate as well as more informative. Bringing NE Chapter information together with other Region 8 chapters will provide opportunities to participate in a wider selection of educational programs and networking opportunities. Your thoughts on the new content and appearance are so valuable to ensure the website is a useful tool for you. Please share your comments and suggestions with any of the leadership team.
During the past year, the Chapter implemented a new program registration management system, Cvent. Our President-Elect Sean Wolfe did a masterful job of building the system and generating information for management reporting. This year, the Chapter will work to coordinate communications between Cvent, our website and our members.
The new membership structure offers exciting benefits to each of us. The cost for obtaining certifications is now a part of our dues. This is a great time to become a CHFP, CRCR, CSAF, CSBI, CSMC, CSPPM or CICA. Check out Certifications under the Career Development tab at hfma.org to find out what all those initials mean. Most certainly there is one that will pique your interest.
Our National Chair, Mike Allen, selected “Dare You 2 Move” as this year’s theme. It’s a great time for all of us to get moving. This past year, the Chapter had very successful programs in Western NE because HFMA members at Sidney Regional Medical Center stepped up with logistics. They moved us over the hump and now we know how to make it work. This is a great time to move to a committee. Volunteering creates the best networking opportunities and new thoughts move us past the same old ways.
Shelly Soupir, President