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Healthcare Financial Management Association

The Healthcare Financial Management Association is a national organization for health care financial management professionals comprised of members employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, long-term and ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, medical group practices, public accounting and consulting firms, insurance companies, government agencies and other health care organizations. The Kansas chapter, known as the Sunflower chapter, has committed to provide their membership with quality education programs, career and professional development resources and a forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas, information and experience. The Sunflower chapter has been recognized nationally for each of the past six years by winning the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award for education, attaining some of the highest number of education hours per member in the nation.

Information regarding publications, chapter information, certification programs, educational programs, membership and much more is available on the HFMA Sunflower chapter's website at www.kshfma.org/. In addition to their regular membership, HFMA offers membership to faculty members, as well as student membership. To learn more about HFMA, contact Josh Honn, HFMA Sunflower chapter president, at (913) 633-4369 or Tish Hollingsworth, KHA liaison, at (785) 233-7436.

Education and Events

We strive to bring members of the Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter of HFMA educational seminars that address current issues and are presented by renowned health care speakers. Our meetings are usually held quarterly and are presented in a variety of localities around the state.

Upcoming HFMA Events

  • August 24-26, 2016 - Region 8 Mid-America Summer Institute
    Marriott Minneapolis City Center, 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN

    Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jonathan Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACPE has over 35 years of healthcare experience as an emergency physician, manager and leader.  Industry leading topics in Finance and Revenue Cycle will be provided in two tracks on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.  Friday morning will provide a look at the healthcare political landscape.  Thursday night, join us for the Minnesota Twins game!
  • October 25-27, 2016 - HFMA Charge Data Master Workshop
    Wichita Marriott Hotel, Wichita
  • December 7, 2016 - HFMA Quarterly Meeting
    Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka
  • December 8-9, 2016 - All Payers Workshop
    Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka
  • April 27, 2017 - HERe: Inspire, Learn, Connect - A Women's in Healthcare Leadership Event
    Wichita Marriott Hotel, Wichita
  • April 28, 2017 - HFMA Annual Meeting
    Wichita Marriott Hotel, Wichita

2016-2017 HFMA Board of Directors

Josh Honn - President
Laraine Gengler - President-Elect
Bill Lane - Past President
Danica Case - Secretary
Allison Swaters - Treasurer
Julie Hatesohl - Director (2017)
Audrey Dunkel - Director (2017)
Jason Barb - Director (2018)
Gary Foll - Director (2018)
Linda Sherman - Director (2019)
Karen Baliel - Director (2019)
Tish Hollingsworth - Director/KHA Liaison

2016-2017 HFMA Chapter Committee

Jason Barb - Audit Chair/Professional Excellence Chair
Patrick Whisennand - Communications Chair
Jennifer Knudson - Webmaster
Sarah Strydom - Corporate Sponsorship Chair
Codi Cox - Founders Awards Co-Chair
Christi Driggs - Founders Awards Co-Chair
Nikki Esquibel - Membership Chair
Josh Honn - Membership Co-Chair
Becky Newton - Nominating Chair
Devon Kim - Program Chair
Tish Hollingsworth - Program Co-Chair

Check out www.kshfma.org for the latest Sunflower Chapter information.

Click here to view HFMA National's Education Programs. With HFMA's life-long learning, you can stay on top of today's steep learning curve with the profession's premier educational opportunities. HFMA offers national conferences and courses, local seminars, chapter meetings, online learning and onsite education, books and more.


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For more information regarding this meeting, contact Melissa Hungerford (mhungerford@kha-net.org) or Susan Cunningham (scunningham@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436
For more information on this program, contact Susan Cunningham at scunningham@kha-net.org or (785) 233-7436.
For more information on the KHA Board Meeting, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436 or afluke@kha-net.org.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.