The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association will be an indispensable resource for healthcare finance.
The Chapter's purpose statement is identical to that of National HFMA, which is as follows:
The New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter believes these values advance our members and our mission:
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.Chairmanand
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.
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
Connie Ouellette, CPA, FHFMA
Chapter President 2012 - 2013
This year's theme by National HFMA's Charman Ralph Lawson (CFO, Baptist Health South Florida) is LEADERSHIP MATTERS. Ralph reminds us that leadership comes in all forms, from the leaders we are and work with within our organizations to a simple gesture or act by someone we encounter that opens our eyes annd helps shape our day. At no greater time than now does leadership matter as all constituents aim toward healthcare reform, toward better care at lower cost. The healthcare industry, like other industries, has continually evolved but likely faces the greatest potential for change through the reform provisions. Even if the reform provisions were overturned, providers are well along in determining implications to their businesses, what they can do better, and who if anyone they want to partner with in delivering care to their regions. Healthcare providers are choosing to help lead change.
LEADERSHIP MATTERS sounds loudly within the leaders of your Chapter. With continued challenges of time and money constraints for our membership, we recognize education needs to be delivered differently at a time where education is crucial to keeping ahead of the changes in healthcare. We have an aggressive plan of educational events for the coming year, with our continued emphasis on delivery of webinars and multi-location events via videoconferencing. As with other HFMA chapters, geography is our greatest challenge in serving our members. With webinars and videoconferencing, we are able to provide critical education topics more conveniently from the office or through smaller group settings at accessible locations. The power of HFMA for many of us comes from the opportunity to network and learn from each other, so expect no shortage in programs as we have traditionally provided to you. I encourage you to participate in the upcoming educational events for the benefit of you and your organizations.