Greetings my fellow Southern Illinois HFMA members and Business Partners!

February came in with a roar but spring is close!  (Regardless of what the groundhog says)

We still have some exciting events on the calendar for March - May.

Practice Management Summit: Achieving Operational Excellence

Wednesday 03/13/2019 8:00 AM - 03/15/2019 4:30 PM
Location: Regency Meeting Center, O'Fallon, IL

March Education Session

3/28/19, Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois Healthcare Building

Annual Planning Meeting and Golf Outing

May 23, 2019- Far Oaks Golf Club

Multi-Chapter meeting with the Greater Heartland Chapter

April 24-26, 2019
River City Casino, St Louis MO
You can find more details at

We offered a successful event in October to create better engagement with health plans through payer panels and networking.  I hope you were able to join us for the Region 7 conference in South Bend, IN for our 3 state/ 5-chapter region!  We had great speakers (including ‘Rudy’ from the movie) and wonderful networking opportunities.  Some of us even stayed to enjoy a Notre Dame game.

We’ve had growth in our student- early careerists networking and membership through expanded programs presented on campus at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

We launched Social Media with our first SI HFMA Facebook page to improve member communication. Please visit us on Facebook at HFMA-Southern Illinois Chapter and like our pages so you can see our updates!

We have officially completed the implementation and launched Cvent (Our Event Manager) to bring more consistency to the registration and check-in process, while providing better member data to assist leaders with strategic planning for chapter success and to reduce the administrative burden on volunteers.

We’ve had additional focus to increase sponsor participation to provide quality education at a competitive price and to present products and services that our provider members need.

We strive to bring value to you and your organizations through education, networking, and friendships. I thank you for your continued support.  If you have ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Shirley Mason
2018-2019 President
Southern Illinois Chapter

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