Service to Members

Introduction to HFMA & Our Chapter

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is a national organization with more than 32,000 members who are employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, managed care organizations, medical practice groups, long-term and ambulatory care facilities, public accounting and consulting firms, insurance companies, government agencies, and other organizations.

The Association represents its members and meets their needs by providing opportunities for professional development and growth, influencing healthcare policy, and communicating information and technical data.

HFMA was established on September 30, 1946, as the American Association of Hospital Accountants by 126 hospital accountants who recognized a need for a group to address their special professional requirements.

The member driven organization is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the membership to serve as the primary policy setting body for the Association.

HFMA’s organizational structure is in three tiers-national, regional, and chapter. Our chapter is one of four in the state of Ohio and we join the three chapters in Michigan to form Region 6. Each region is served by a Regional Executive and National Board Member who are the communication links among the chapters in the Region and to National. In total, there are eleven regions comprising 70 chapters.

Our chapter was formed in 1954 with 33 members. Since that time we have grown to approximately 580 members as of the latest count. Chapter sizes range from 19 to over 1400 members.

The chapter is the fundamental, essential level of HFMA and provides the primary service opportunity for individual members. Members are the lifeblood of HFMA. Not only do the members provide the focus for the broad range of services and benefits which HFMA delivers, members also provide the ideas and effort in helping to create and ultimately administer these activities. Thanks to a broad range of professional settings from accounting to senior financial management, from hospitals and nursing homes to consulting firms and insurance companies, members express a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions on key healthcare issues facing the industry, and guide HFMA in representing the profession.

This section of the web site includes the HFMA mission statement, code of ethics and statement of values, and elaborates on benefits to members. Follow the links on the left to learn more about our chapter and the benefits of being a member.