Hello Region IV HFMA members.  I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a great 2015-2016 HFMA year while I served as Regional Executive for Region IV.  It was truly an honor to serve the chapters, their members and leaders during my term.  I was able to visit each chapter at least one time while serving as Regional Executive and each visit provided an opportunity to observe both the similarities and differences among the five chapters in Region IV.   I had a great time meeting many of you along the way and sharing with your chapters.  Thank you for the hospitality!  The commonalities that come to mind as I look back on my experiences with the different chapters are passion, pride, quality, integrity, excellence, fun, loyalty, dedication and commitment.  As I worked closely with the chapter presidents and presidents elect of Region IV, and interacted with leaders from other regions, it was clear to me that Region IV truly stood out from the others and was clearly one of the best HFMA regions in the country. 

Well, as they say, the proof is in the pudding.  I am proud to say that during the 2015-2016 HFMA year, Region IV was the only region in the country to have all of its chapters achieve a score of 100 on their Chapter Balanced Scorecards.  This means that each chapter met or exceeded goals in: 1) Total Education Hours and Education Hours per Member; 2) Membership; 3) Membership Satisfaction; 4) Certification; 5) Days Cash on Hand; 6) Timely Reporting of Chapter Events and Newsletters; and 7) Provider Board Composition of 40% and above.  This is a true indicator of the quality leadership and volunteers within Region IV that strive each day to provide the very best in education and networking events for HFMA members.  Congratulations on a job well done!

As we begin the 2016-2017 HFMA year I ask that you please welcome my replacement, Okey Silman, as your Regional Executive for Region IV.  Okey is a past president of the West Virginia Chapter and he is truly passionate about HFMA.  Okey will honorably serve the needs of each chapter and the leaders within Region IV as they strive to meet and exceed their goals for this next year.  Okey will also serve as a liaison between the Region IV chapters and the national office of HFMA, providing insight and feedback for both sides of the equation.  Okey will do an outstanding job this year and I know that you will all make him feel at home as he visits the chapters. 

The Region IV presidents, presidents elect and chapter board members for 2016-2017 are a great group of leaders.  Please support their efforts and volunteer within your chapter any way that you can.

I wish you all the best in the coming year and I know that the Region IV chapters will have a great year! 



Tom Henderson
2015-2016 Region IV Regional Executive