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Healthcare Leader Continues to Contribute to Community


Georgia HFMA Donates to Hospice While Earning Top HFMA Awards.

Atlanta, GA, August 09, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Georgia Chapter collected $1,217.00 from their members and attendees of the Georgia Summer Institute while at Jekyll Island, Georgia, from July 26th - 28th. Proceeds were raised for Hospice of the Golden Isles which has been a part of Jekyll Island’s community since 1980. Hospice of the Golden Isles is the only community-based, Medicare certified, nonprofit hospice that is made up of amazing volunteers who assist patients and their families. According to Jonathan Skaggs, Georgia Chapter President, “Hospice offers tremendous value to the community and we are grateful to support their efforts through the generous contributions our members made, exceeding our goal of $1,000!”

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) has a national awards and recognition program intended to focus on important activities that add value for members of the Association while simultaneously encouraging innovation and improvement. The Helen M. Yerger Award recognizes outstanding chapter performance in the categories of Collaboration, Education, Improvement, Innovation, Member Communications, Member Service, and Membership Recruitment and Retention. The Georgia Chapter is the proud recipient of six (6) Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards in the following categories:

· - The Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award for Member Service
· - The Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award for Collaboration
· - The Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award for Innovation
· - The Helen M Yerger Special Recognition - Region V Multi-Chapter Award for Education
· The Helen M Yerger Special Recognition - Region V Multi-Chapter Award for Improvement
· - The Helen M Yerger Special Recognition - Multi-Chapter Award for Innovation

These awards were earned under the leadership of Kimberley Farmer who was the 2016 President of GA Chapter. During her May 2015 installation speech, Kimberley Farmer highlighted her focus to commemorate the chapter’s 60th anniversary by, “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Challenging the Future.” One of the pilot programs created from these efforts was an Early Careerist Internship program to encourage and mentor early careerists to become HFMA members and develop them into future chapter leaders. Edward Fletcher was the selected intern for 2016 and has already made his mark by playing an integral role in the redesign on the Georgia Chapter website. When asked if he felt the program was beneficial, Edward responded, “The program’s benefits far exceeded my expectations. I was excited to be able to experience two Institute conferences, and network with everyone at the events. Looking forward to staying involved with the chapter, and it has been an absolute blast working on the website committee.”

To learn more about Georgia HFMA, please visit http://georgiahfma.org/

About the Award:
HFMA recognizes that its strength lies in volunteers who contribute their time, ideas, and energy to serve the healthcare industry, their profession, and one another. The Helen M. Yerger Award recognizes outstanding chapter performance in the categories of Collaboration, Education, Improvement, Innovation, Member Communications, Member Service, and Membership Recruitment and Retention.

About HFMA:
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 40,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is the indispensable resource for healthcare finance.
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Georgia HFMA
Nikki Porter
404-661-8360
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