Region 8 Update

I hope you all have started out 2018 with a bang!  As February rolled in, we started to look toward the last quarter of the HFMA education year and planning for the 2018-2019 year.  It’s an exciting time!

I want to be sure you’re up to date on your local chapter happenings.  Be sure to check your local chapter’s website for live meeting because there are a lot of great ones coming up!

Also, be sure to watch for the HFMA Region 8 webinar series.  These are the third Tuesday of each month.  You’ll want to watch, too, for webinars offered by HFMA as these are excellent ways to stay up on industry changes.  These are free to HFMA members and can be found at

I want to assure you have marked your calendar for the Region 8 Mid-America Summer Institute which will be in the Kansas City area August 6-8.  We have a great agenda planned for everyone and will be hosting our signature baseball outing when the Royals host the Cubs on Tuesday, August 7.  Keep watching for more details!

I want to share with you all the excellent promotion video put together by the HFMA national office entitled “Lead.  Solve.  Grow.”  It is a terrific overview of our association and you may even see some of our Region 8 colleagues featured!   Taka a look at the video below or click

As I began this message, I’ll remind you that we are looking forward to the 2018-2019 HFMA year. There is no better time to plug into your local chapter by volunteering on a committee or being involved at the Board level.  I can assure you, you will get more out than you put in!