About HFMA

Our Vision

The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association will be an indispensable resource for healthcare finance.

Our Mission

The Chapter's purpose statement is identical to that of National HFMA, which is as follows:

To define, realize and advance the financial management of healthcare by helping members and others improve business performance of organizations operating in or serving the healthcare field.

The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter believes these values advance our members and our mission:

We believe that service to members is our highest priority.

Excellence and Integrity
We believe in excellence in all that we do. We strive for a consistent and high standard of quality in each endeavor.

We believe that teamwork is essential in meeting the objectives of HFMA. Teamwork involves a strong partnership with members, chapters, and regions as well as cooperation with those who represent healthcare associations, government agencies, and financial business interests.

Importance of Individuals
We believe in the importance of individuals. The dedication of people, their enthusiasm, their spirit, and their support shapes our collective personality and gives impetus and meaning to our objectives.

Innovation and Creativity
We believe in encouraging innovation and creativity. Innovation is finding new ways of accomplishing our objectives.

Financial Responsibility
We believe in conducting HFMA with financial responsibility and a prudent approach to business.

Codes of Ethics
We believe in adhering to National HFMA's Code of Ethics.

A Message from our President

Eric F. Walker, FHFMA
Chapter President 2017-2018

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our chapter members, for allowing me to serve as your President in 2017-2018. One of my first orders of business was to bring in Terry Brennan, HFMA Chapter Advancement Team members to assist with our 3 year strategic planning session.  We have also expanded our chapter’s Social Media through Facebook, Twitter, and a new App available on Apple or Google. I feel that as a Chapter we still have an opportunity to get more of our members involved. If you as a member would like to become involved, please reach out to any one of our officers, directors, or committee persons! We would love to have your voice as the Chapter moves forward.

Chapter membership satisfaction is job number one and your elected officers and board members considered your feedback from the national survey and will continue to do our best to improve your HFMA chapter. As one of only a handful of multi-state chapters, it can be difficult to meet the needs of our membership in Vermont and New Hampshire. We will continue to reach out and provide education in convenient and practical locations and help you understand the challenges being faced in each state.

Carol Friesen is our HFMA National Chair in 2017-2018. She has chosen the theme, Where Passion Meets Purpose. Carol’s question to us all is, “what’s your story?” How do we make an impact on the lives of our patient, our co-workers, and our HFMA friends. I believe it is imperative for each of us to remember that we are a member of the patient experience whether it is direct or indirect impact on patient care. Let’s think outside of the box to improve the patient experience and share our passion to meet our purpose.

I am truly honored to serve as the 2017-2018 New Hampshire Vermont Chapter President. I look forward to working for you this upcoming year and together we will make it a wonderful year!
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