Presidents Message

A Message from the Chapter President…

February 27th, 2018

Greetings esteemed SC HFMA Colleagues,

As spring quickly approaches, the temperatures are warming up as is our educational offerings schedule. I wanted to take a quick moment to tell you about some very exciting educational opportunities for professional growth within the coming weeks and months. South Carolina prides itself in being a premier resource for the latest trends within the industry impacting the daily operations of our members work lives. Below is a listing of live events for registration and the latest updates.

2nd Annual HERe Conference:
Inspire. Learn. Connect
Friday, March 9th | 9:00am – 5:00 pm | Columbia Museum of Art | 1515 Main Street Columbia, SC

The HERe initiative is more than a conference—it’s an effort that aims to inspire not only women but men invested in the professional development of women leaders in the health care field with the tools and resources they need to succeed. In addition to national and chapter events, there will be virtual tools and opportunities for engagement, including ongoing discussion groups, blogs, articles, webinars, and other resources—all designed to give you and your organization the essential tools to become a catalyst for change and develop women leaders in our industry.

This year’s featured speakers include:

· Pearl Burris, CEO | Hidden Gemstones Consulting
· Day Egusquiza, President | AR Systems, Inc.
· Cokie Berenyi, Founder & CEO | Alphavest
· Gail DePriest, Director of Executive Leadership | Clemson University

To register for this event click on this link:

Reimbursement Summit:
Wednesday, March 21st | 8:30am – 3:30 pm | South Carolina Hospital Association | 1000 Center Point Road Columbia, SC

Join a multi-disciplinary group of Healthcare Leaders as they walk you through a multi-faceted day of education. Feature topics include:

• Legal prospective on policy surrounding alcohol, drugs and illegal acts
• The changing Federal landscape
• Disproportionate Shares
• The State Medicaid Update
• Improving the patient experience through a case study

To register please click on this link:

Physician Roadshows
Greenville | Thursday, April 12th | Embassy Suites @ Verdae
Charleston | Thursday, May 3rd | Marriott Charleston @ Lockwood
Columbia | Thursday, May 10th | SC Hospital Association Congaree Room

In support of HFMA’s three circles, we are planning three events with a focus on physician outreach. The events are designed to:

1. Provide physician focused educational materials to their accounting and financial staff
2. Introduce HFMA to physician’s financial teams
3. Offer a convenient environment for networking and relationship building

We are offering this program in three different locations throughout the state at no cost to the registrants to boost participation. These are offered in different regions of the state to eliminate travel and are three hours in duration to allow staff to not miss an entire day of work.

Annual Institute:
Tuesday, May 29 – Friday, June 1 | Hilton | Myrtle Beach, SC

HFMA-South Carolina’s premiere family friendly educational event of the year. This is not one to miss!!
For updates regarding all of these events and more please click here:

Please check our website frequently for more information regarding all of our events including virtual offerings. Stay well and continue reaching!

Thank you for your support of our chapter and warmest regards,


Candice A. Powers, MBA, CRCR, CRCA
President (2017-2018)
South Carolina Chapter of HFMA

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