Spring 2019 Presidents Message

I have been truly honored to serve as the President of SI HFMA in 2018-2019.  My term will end on May 31st so I offer my sincerest thanks to our dedicated Officers, Directors, Volunteers and Members.   I’m proud of our success this year through your dedication and contributions.

Your leadership team will attend The Leadership Training Conference (LTC) next week to begin discussing our strategy for 2019-2020 under the competent leadership and guidance of Melissa Lucas, our incoming President.

Last year at LTC, we focused on four separate chapter success plans and I’m happy to report that we achieved our goals for 2018-2019!

  • In August we held a very well planned meeting focused on Early Careerists
  • We held our physician practice collaboration with ICAHN and MGMA in March of this year
  • We worked very hard to implement our event management system to improve the registration process and relieve the volunteers from some of the administrative burden.
  • We focused on our business partners’ needs to increase revenues that would allow us to present quality education and networking to our members.

We heard your requests, constructive feedback, and suggestions and responded.  You thanked us by giving us an unprecedented 97% member satisfaction score. We will continue to work very hard for you to maintain that level of satisfaction with your HFMA chapter.

Lastly, I want to say that my term as President has been both rewarding and fun!  Don’t miss your opportunity to grow in education and business relationships.  Get involved now-you won’t regret it.

Join a committee.  It doesn’t take much to start learning.  Watch for upcoming notices about our Mini LTC in May and join us.  Reach out to a Board member or Officer and express your desire to get involved.

Please feel free to contact me anytime.


Shirley Mason
2018-2019 President
Southern Illinois Chapter

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