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HFMA’s South Texas Chapter wins highest chapter honor

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HFMA’s South Texas Chapter wins highest chapter honor

  • The South Texas Chapter of HFMA was recognized for five years of sustained excellence.
  • Over the last five years, the chapter earned 18 awards.
  • The chapter maintained an average of 20.7 education hours per member for the past five years.

The South Texas Chapter took home HFMA’s highest chapter honor on Tuesday.

The Robert M. Shelton Award was presented to the South Texas Chapter during HFMA’s annual conference in Orlando in recognition of its five years of sustained excellence.

“Over the past five years, the South Texas HFMA Chapter has provided the highest level of service to its members,” said Michael M. Allen, FHFMA, CPA, chair of HFMA. “This benefits not only the healthcare finance professionals who belong to the chapter, but also [it benefits] the state of healthcare in the region. Kudos to the South Texas Chapter.”

Allen presented the award to South Texas Chapter past presidents Lisa Keffer, relationship manager, Meduit; David Korn, reimbursement director, CLA (ClintonLarsonAllen) LLP; Clint D. Owen, executive director of sales, Change Healthcare; Christopher A. Snyder, MBA, regional sales director, Medlytix; and Tammie L. Galindez, FHFMA, MHA, associate vice president, value-based care, Conifer Health Systems. John Knighten also was acknowledged for his contributions.

In the last five years, the chapter earned 18 awards, including education, certification and membership awards, as well as 10 Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for innovation, member service, education, collaboration, improvement and member recruitment and retention, including single- and multiple-chapter entries.

In addition, they maintained an average of 20.7 education hours per member for the past five years. An average of 14.1% of its members were certified. The South Texas Chapter’s overall member satisfaction rate has approached 85%, on average, for the past five years.

This is the first time that the South Texas Chapter, which has 356 members, has received the Shelton Award.

Winners of the Shelton Award demonstrate continuous improvement in all areas tracked by HFMA, including quality and variety in educational programs, growth in membership, and other areas. The winner is selected by a five-member committee appointed each year by the HFMA Chair.

About the Authors

Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer/editor

is a senior writer/editor in HFMA’s Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare

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