President’s Message

Dear Colleagues:

The health and safety of you and your family is important to the WV HFMA. We have closely monitored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO) and Governor Justice’s declaration of a stay at home order. In order to follow current guidelines, we found it necessary to cancel the May 2020 Spring Education meeting planned for Stonewall Resort.

We really appreciate the support of volunteer leaders, business partners and members during this time as we maneuver through uncharted waters and unprecedented changes in the health care industry. Now, more than ever is the time to lean in (in a socially distant manner) and network with each other as health care takes a new shape and direction right before our eyes in less than a thirty-day time span.

We’ve seen beds emptied to make room for COVID-19 patients that haven’t yet filled the beds and revenues are suffering. It is our hope that as we move back toward normalcy over the coming months that we will all be back together soon learning from each other and networking at our Fall Education Conference. Planning is already underway!

As we move toward the end of this HFMA fiscal year, I would like to thank everyone for your support during my Presidency year. It has been my pleasure to lead you through a year of constant motion from changing our education venues to include business partners inside the education space, adding networking sessions & road shows and collaborating with both WV MGMA and WV HIMSS for a successful winter meeting at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. We’ve enjoyed a productive year thanks to each and every one of you.

We had hoped to have our 2020/2021 WV Chapter Officer induction ceremony during the spring meeting at Stonewall Resort unfortunately we will be unable to return to normal that quickly.  The following officers will be inducted via skype/zoom on May 14:

Jill Griffith – Past President

Kyle Pierson – President

Marcia Leighton – President-elect

Patti Weese – Secretary

Janena Davis – Treasurer

Amy Kirk – Second Year Director

Chris Rawlings – Second Year Director

Autumn Heaster – First Year Director

Jason Gizzi – First Year Director

We are looking forward to an exciting 2020/2021 year. Please look for announcements about our upcoming events including our fall meeting at the Waterfront as well as future road shows, networking events and the Revenue Cycle Summit.

Until we can meet again personally, please stay safe, stay healthy and stay home!

Warmest Regards,

Jill Griffith

President – WV Chapter