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President's Message

President's Message - Winter 2018

  Dear Members,

Over the past 2-3 years National HFMA has been challenging the chapters to be more innovative in the types of conferences being held, the markets we target for those conferences and how we deliver content. The brings us to February 2018 and Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow sentencing us to 6 more weeks of winter. I think the wait for spring will be well worth it in 2018 as we have an extremely valuable & innovative lineup of events.

The first is the Opioid Conference on March 23, 2018. This is a first of its kind conference for an HFMA chapter and it's happening right here in Central Ohio. The conference will focus on how we got here, what the costs are to the providers, payers, and com- munity, and what measures hospitals can take moving forward. The level of interest from speakers from the community has been unparalleled.

The next event is our Women In Leadership conference on April 26, 2018. This is the 5th year that our chapter has offered a con- ference focused on Women in Leadership. Our planning committee has been diligent in getting new speakers and content each year for this event and this year is sure to be as valuable as those in the past.

The final event of the spring is our All Ohio Conference on May 23-25, 2018. Unlike many states of our size, and some larger, which only have one HFMA chapter, we have 4. The leader of the chapters have come together to offer a program that will focus on the Healthcare industry in Ohio and not just in our individual pockets of the state.

I'd like to thank the volunteers who have been working hard on these events and the other duties that keep the chapter running, without them the chapter wouldn't be able to offer content like this.

Matt Rakay
President, Central Ohio HFMA Chapter
Matt.Rakay@plantemoran.com