Presidents Message

A Message from the Chapter President…

May, 2022

Happy ALMOST Summer Chapter Members!

I can’t believe my time serving all of you is coming to an end. Serving as your Chapter President over the past two years has been an honor and I am proud of what we have accomplished despite the COVID global pandemic. The chapter pulled together, and we were able to successfully have virtual education sessions, successfully launch our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council with monthly lunch and learns, and managed to return to safe in-person conferences. A special THANK YOU to the Executive Officers and all my Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Chapter Volunteers, and Past Presidents – I could not done any of this without your time, support, advice, and encouragement.

As I reflect on the past two years, we have all certainly encountered some challenging times whether it was adjusting to the virtual workforce, elimination/resignation of jobs, financial impacts to health systems due to the pandemic and regulation changes, loss of loved ones, and social justice issues. When I initially chose my theme for my Presidential year, little did I know just how much we would find ourselves tested through ALL the challenges we faced over the past two years. I hope you all have had a chance to learn and grow from this experience and as you continue with your professional and personal endeavors, challenge yourself. It’s so easy to become complacent and when we don’t step out of our comfort zone every now and again, we don’t grow introspectively. Always remember that sometimes it’s good to get uncomfortable to be comfortable so I continue to challenge each of you to get out of your comfort zone and try something new because “If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you, it doesn’t CHANGE you.”

As we enter a new Chapter year, we have some exciting in-person conferences coming up so be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the following upcoming events:
  • SC HFMA Annual Institute | June 1st – 3rd | Hilton Head, SC
  • HFMA Annual Conference | June 26th – 29th | Denver, CO
  • SC HFMA Fall Institute | October 26th – 28th | Greenville, SC
  • NC HFMA Eastern Regional Conference | November 13th – 16th | Asheville, NC
I’m very much looking forward to seeing you in Hilton Head next week as I finally join the ranks as Immediate Past President and pass the baton onto Robert Griffin – he will do a phenomenal job leading the Chapter.

Thank you again for the honor and privilege of serving you.

Stay healthy and stay safe.

Danielle Gori, FHFMA, CHFP, CRCA
President, HFMA South Carolina Chapter

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