President's Message

Chapter President – Southwestern Ohio Chapter – HFMA

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Simple Definition of ‘thrive’

: to grow or develop successfully: to flourish or succeed

~Merriam-Webster’s Learners Dictionary

With the many changes in the healthcare industry, we are confronted daily with decisions and challenges that impact the health and wellness of our communities.  As finance leaders, our clinical partners look to us for guidance in this ever-changing landscape we call health reform.  Regardless of your provider setting; whether it be a physician practice, rural hospital, academic medical center, skilled nursing facility, behavioral health center or a health plan, we are all striving in our unique way to accomplish the same objectives:  to improve the health of individuals and populations while preserving the bottom line.

This year HFMA has selected “thrive” as its guiding theme.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as President of Southwestern Ohio HFMA during an exciting time of change, not only in our industry, but in an association that is evolving to meet the needs of its membership.  I feel this is a pivotal year in the transition of HFMA, both locally and nationally – a time when we can thrive.  Our dedicated volunteer chapter leaders are focused on the following areas for 2016-2017:

  • Technology!  I am pleased to announce that our chapter will have access to mobile technology this year that will simplify our communication to members and streamline education materials, among other benefits.
  • New Faces!  Our Officers and Board of Directors are actively engaged in growing our membership to reflect the current environment – early careerists, post-acute providers, physician leaders, payers and health plans.
  • Volunteerism!  Our chapter is volunteer-led.  We need support and input from all members to remain relevant.  There are a variety of ways to get involved – large and small.  We will be reaching out to you this year – I encourage you to say yes!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your President.  With support from a fantastic leadership team and all Southwestern Ohio HFMA members, we are on course to thrive in 2016-2017!

Andrea Kovall
Chapter President, 2016-2017
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