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Welcome to the MN HFMA Chapter website!

Summer is the start of the new year for HFMA Chapters, and this year's theme, chosen by Steven Rose, National Chair of HFMA is: "Whatever It Takes".   A simple concept that I am sure resonates with many managers in health finance.  I am fortunate to be able to work with a number of different organizations and consistently see finance professionals faced with challenges do whatever it takes to meet the mission of their organizations.

HFMA's mission is to help members and others improve the business performance of organizations operating in or serving the healthcare field.  To meet that mission, our Minnesota Chapter strives to offer quality education opportunities that will provide resources to continually improve performance at each member's organizations.

The Minnesota Chapter of HFMA has developed a variety of programming including a number of joint offerings with other organizations. On August 7-9th is the 2013 Joint Summer Conference with AAHAM in Duluth.  The Fall Institute jointly held with the Minnesota Hospital Association will be October 11-12th in Plymouth, and later this winter will be our second joint conference with the Minnesota Society of CPAs.  Check out the Education & Events section on the Chapter website for the latest updates to all the coming events.   

Our membership committee is working on some social events to welcome and introduce new members to the chapter and to provide networking opportunities for all members. The next event is at the Cannon River Winery on August 15th.  See the Events section within this website, and watch for ongoing emails with details on both social and education events.  Life is busy, but I hope you can take advantage of at least one of these opportunities to reconnect with some friends and colleagues and meet some new and interesting people as well.

This fall you will receive an invitation to complete the Chapter Member Satisfaction survey. Before you complete the survey, we hope you will take a close look at all the programming your chapter has to offer.  Over the past six years, the number of members responding as "very or extremely" satisfied has consistently improved.  Last year, 60% of our members responded as very or extremely satisfied.  This year we hope to continue the trend and make that percentage higher. 

Just as important are the specific comments and feedback you provide in the survey. Feedback from prior surveys was the basis for programs such as the CFO Conference, New to Healthcare Leadership - which is a free seminar to members and non-members, and the MNCPA joint conference which provides education credits helping CPA's meet their license requirements. We will continue planning events at the times and locations that you are requesting and value your continued feedback.     

This coming year the Minnesota Chapter board members, committee chairs, and leadership team will be doing "whatever it takes" to maximize the value of your membership.  Perhaps the best way to maximize the value of your membership is to become a chapter volunteer.  Feel free to contact me or any chapter board member to see how you could get more involved. Thanks for supporting HFMA!

Regards,

Greg Brock
Minnesota HFMA Chapter President
Gbrock@GregBrockConsulting.com