A Message from the Chapter President…
Wow! What a wonderful Fall Institute. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support as I serve this wonderful group of people so passionate about the work we do within the healthcare space in SC and beyond. My 20-year year journey was shared in part during my first address during the Installation Luncheon at our Annual Institute in Myrtle Beach in front of respected colleagues, mentors, friends and of course my family. I ask each of you to “REACH” with us this year to transcend previous hurdles to improving care delivery and financial navigation for our patients and organizations. This message has transcended through every educational offering including Fall Institute hosted in beautiful Greenville, SC in October.
I want everyone to know that I am very excited to be your President and I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve in this capacity. Before I go any further, I want to thank and congratulate Estelle Barnes and her leadership team for a great 2016-2017 chapter year as the South Carolina Chapter garnered many awards during the summer’s ANI Awards dinner.
Estelle and her leadership team’s zest for their profession and dedication to this organization has helped to set the bar very high, which leads me to this year’s national theme of “Where purpose meets passion”. Our leadership team is inspired by the members of this organization and their work to provide the most relevant education possible and networking beyond compare. I do believe with our great team of Officers and an outstanding roster of Board and Committee Chairs and volunteers that we will have a great year achieving the goals set forth in our Chapter Balanced Scorecard.
After the recent Annual Institute in Myrtle Beach, a productive first board meeting for this year, and the committee meetings in July in Columbia, the planning for this year was off to a great start. As in the past, we will continue with our common goals of education with an emphasis on provider-to-provider education, increasing member involvement in the chapter, and keeping the membership informed about our chapter. Based on these previous mentioned goals, we held our Fall Institute in Greenville Oct 11-14. This Fall Institute gave providers the opportunity to network with other providers and vendors to gain the latest industry knowledge as well as prepare each of us for new changes on the horizon. Additionally, a very poignant Region V webinar was hosted by SCHFMA and BKD. Cyber threats were addressed in great detail. In the environment we currently work in, this has become an extremely important facet of our industry. Protecting the integrity of our data and our patients should be at the epicenter of financial performance.
As we look ahead to winter, we look forward to congratulating new CRCA (Certified Revenue Cycle Associates) among others at our Winter Awards Banquet scheduled at the SC Hospital Association in January. Be sure to visit the events page at SCHFMA.org
for this and other upcoming opportunities like Region V Dixie and the Women’s Healthcare in Leadership event as well as our Payer Summit.
Again, thank you for the privilege of serving as your 2017-2018 Chapter President and I look forward to seeing all of you soon!
Candice A. Powers, MBA, CRCR, CRCA
South Carolina Chapter of HFMA