WV Chapter Awards

In 1991 the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chapter of HFMA established The Penman of the Year Award to be given out in the 1991-1992 fiscal year and every year there after. The Penman of the Year Award will be given to a Chapter Member who authors the best original technical article for publication in the Chapter newsletter. Award levels will be $250 for First Place, $150 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place. The article must meet the same guidelines established by National HFMA for publication in a newsletter. All members are encouraged to submit articles for publication.

Ryan Lindsay 2016
Belinda Bennett & Steve Meadows 2010
Steve Meadows & Belinda Bennett 2009
Not Awarded 2008
Brad Corder 2007
Danielle Heston Raddish 2006
Belinda Bennett 2005
Brad Corder 2004
Tom Cunningham 2003
Joseph A. Barnes 2002
Susi Smith 2001
Joseph A. Barnes 2000
Keith Morgan 1999
Mary Ann Brown 1998
Jane Harless 1997
Mary Ann Brown 1996
Joseph A. Barnes 1995
Jeffery B. Hunt 1994
Joseph A. Barnes 1992

In 1991 the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chapter of HFMA established The Speaker of the Year Award to be given out in the 1991-1992 fiscal year and every year there after. The Speaker of the Year Award will be given to a Chapter Member who makes the best presentation at a Chapter Education Session. The Awards Committee will review session evaluation forms to determine the best presentation. The presentation must be on a technical subject and cannot be part of a round table presentation. All members are encouraged to make presentations at Chapter education sessions.

Jill Griffith 2017
Marcia Leighton 2016
Leah Klinke 2015
Jill Epstein 2014
Walter Jones 2013
 Jill Griffith 2012
 2011
Norman Mosrie 2010
Kathy Devault 2009
Mike Robbins 2008
John Moore 2007
Joel McKiernan 2006
Not Awarded 2005
Gary Gould 2004
Mike Robbins 2003
Doug Coffman 2002
Linda Dugan Alex McFadden 2001
Lisa Simon 2000
Ted Cuppett 1999
Alex McFadden 1998
E. Mark Doak 1997
Robert D. Fahey 1993
Stephen Z. Bell 1992

Sister_Madeleine_LopezSister M. Madeleine Lopez has been an instrumental member of the West Virginia Chapter of HFMA since 1954. Ms. Lopez has served the Chapter in various capacities including the position of President twice in 1959-1960 and 1966-1967. She is also the recipient of the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver, and Muncie Gold and was awarded the Founders Medal of Honor in 1987.

To honor Sister M. Madeleine Lopez for her many years of faithful and dedicated service to the West Virginia Chapter of HFMA the Sister M. Madeleine Lopez award was developed in 1999. The award is presented to a new chapter member for their outstanding support and participation in the activities, goals and achievements of the Chapter. Only West Virginia Chapter members who have joined the chapter in the previous 18 months are eligible.

Learn more about Sister M. Madeleine Lopez

Karen Robinson 2017
Sabrina Davis 2016
Cindy Linger Long 2015
Jamie Demuth 2014
Jan Antulov 2013
Whitney Patterson 2012
 2011
Marcia Metz 2010
Tracy Gooden 2009
Sonja Raddish 2008
Not Awarded 2007
Brenda Glaspell 2006
Mona Lisa Upple 2005
Tammy Midkiff 2004
Danielle Heston-Raddish 2003
Margi B. High 2002
Belinda Bennett 2001

Lucille P. Craft was instrumental in the founding of the West Virginia Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, then known as the American Association of Hospital Accountants. As one of the seventeen charter members, Mrs. Craft served as Chapter President in 1954, the year the charter was granted, and again in 1964. After her retirement, Mrs. Craft continued for many years as permanent secretary to the West Virginia Chapter.

In addition to being the recipient of the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and Muncie Gold founders merit awards, Mrs. Craft was awarded the Founders Merit of Honor for outstanding service to the Chapter, the community, and the healthcare industry.

To honor Mrs. Craft for her many years of faithful and dedicated service to the West Virginia Chapter, the Lucille P. Craft Award was developed in 1983. The Board of Directors presents the award to a Chapter member, other than an officer, in recognition of the member’s outstanding support and participation in the activities, goals and achievements of the Chapter.

NameDate
Patti Weese 2017
Jill Griffith 2016
Melanie Dempsey 2015
Marcia Metz 2014
Tommy Spurlock 2013
 Joan Namey 2012
 2011
Steve Meadows 2010
Susan Cunningham 2009
Marcie Blankenship 2008
Barbara Knight 2007
Linda Dugan 2006
Danille Heston Raddish 2005
Julie Shaw 2004
Jan Strope 2003
Susan Schiffbauer 2002
Cristi Fogus Wetherholt 2001
Tom Cunningham 2000
Robert Miller 1999
Susi Smith 1998
Louise Ward 1997
Linda R. Dugan 1996
Mary G. Brown 1995
Suzanne Berry 1994
Cheryl Vetter 1993
Jeffery B. Hunt 1992
Dawn L. Schoolcraft 1992
Albert F. Barnette 1991
Carol Ann Archer 1990
Carol A Haugen 1989
Roger Fisher 1987
James E. Spencer 1983

Walter R. Mitchell, Jr. has been an instrumental member of the West Virginia Chapter of HFMA since 1963. Mr. Mitchell has served the Chapter in various capacities including the position of President twice in 1967-68 and 1978-79. Mr. Mitchell is currently retired and is a Chapter Life member.

In addition to being the recipient of the Follmer Bronze, Reeves Silver and the Muncie Gold Founder Merit Awards, Mr. Mitchell was awarded the Founders Merit of Honor for outstanding service to the Chapter, the community, and the healthcare industry in 1987.

To honor Mr. Mitchell for his many years of faithful and dedicated service to the West Virginia Chapter, the Walter R. Mitchell Jr. Award was developed in 1991. The Board of Directors will present the award to a Chapter member for the first time in 1991 that demonstrates the best “well rounded” member including their contribution to the Chapter, other professional organizations, their employer and community service.

Tony Rumberg 2017
Lisa Simon 2016
Okey Silman 2015
Leah Klinke 2014
Jill Epstein 2013
Lisa Simmons 2012
 2011
Danielle Heston-Raddish 2010
Belinda Bennett 2009
Brad Corder 2008
Sandy Michaels 2007
Mike Robbins 2006
Susan Schiffbauer 2005
Jan Strope 2004
Susan Cunningham 2003
Jeff Hunt 2002
Linda Dugan 2001
Jim Holden 2000
Alex McFadden 1999
Jack Suttle 1998
Monte Ward 1997
E. Mark Doak 1996
Daniel P. Hogan 1995
M. Christina Koch 1993
Louise A Ward 1992
Robert D. Miller 1991

2012/2013

  1. Award of Excellence for Certification: Bronze
  2. Award of Excellence for Education: John M. Stagl Silver Award
  3. Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention: Bronze
  4. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award Multi-Chapter – Collaboration

2011/2012

  1. C. Henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement
  2. Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention: Silver
  3. Award of Excellence for Education: Charles F. Mehler Gold Award

2010/2011

  1. C. Henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement
  2. Award of Excellece for Education: Charles F. Mehler Gold Award
  3. Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention: Gold

2009/2010 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award: Multi-Chapter Education (2)
  2. Award of Excellence for Education: John M. Stagl Silver Award

2008/2009 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. John M. Stagl Silver Awards of Excellence for Education
  2. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award

2007/2008 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. Awards of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention Silver
  2. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award
  3. C. Henry Hottum Awards for Educational Performance Improvement
  4. John M. Stagl Silver Awards of Excellence for Education

2005/2006 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. C. Henry Hottum Awards for Educational Performance Improvement Silver
  2. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award
  3. Founder’s Medal of Honor – Linda Dugan

2004/2005 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. Awards of Excellence for Education- Bronze
  2. Awards of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention – Silver
  3. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards

2003/2004 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. Awards of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention – Silver
  2. Awards of Excellence for Education- Bronze
  3. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards

2002/2003 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. Awards of Excellence for Education – Sister Mary Gerald Bronze
  2. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards

2001/2002 – Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. C. Henry Hottum Awards for Educational Performance Improvement Silver
  2. Awards of Excellence for Education- Gold
  3. Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards

2000/2001- Chapter Awards and Recognition

  1. Awards of Excellence for Certification – Silver
  2. Awards of Excellence for Education – Charles F. Mehler Gold Award

Alex J. McFadden lost his short but courageous battle with cancer on March 29, 2012. Alex served many roles in the WV Chapter and HFMA National. He served as WV Chapter President 2005-2006 and then went on to serve as the Regional Executive in Region IV. Alex also served on the Chapter Advancement Team for National HFMA. In the weeks before his passing, he was appointed to a National Board position on the National Advisory Council.

Alex was the recipient of different WV Chapter awards including the Walter R. Mitchell, Jr Award in 1999 and Speaker of the Year in 1998 and then again in 2001. He was also active on many different committees within the chapter.

Alex never knew a stranger and all who had the opportunity to meet him have fond memories of him and especially his laughter will never be forgotten.

To memorialize Alex for his years of faithful and dedicated service to the WV Chapter, the Board of Directors will present the award to a Chapter member (doesn’t have to be an officer) for their outstanding support and participation in the activities, goals and achievements of the chapter, other professional organizations, their employer and community service and exemplifies “Believe to Achieve.”

Joan Namey 2017
Okey Silman 2016
Belinda Bennett 2015
Ken Stoll 2014
Julie Noel 2013
Jan Strope 2012

National Awards

 

The award was named for Frederick C. Morgan, who joined the Association in 1948. His outstanding efforts included a six-year tenure as a volunteer secretary-treasurer. The Morgan Award is the most prestigious individual award given by HFMA and is designed to encourage the spirit of service to the principles of the Association as fostered by Morgan himself. Morgan retired from healthcare in 1965 and died in Rochester, N.Y., in 1985. HFMA members and chapters may submit nominations, which are reviewed by a committee..

2011 – Robert D. Miller, FHFMA 

Chicago – May 5, 2011 – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will award Robert D. Miller, FHFMA, the 2011 Frederick C. Morgan Achievement Award-the Association’s highest individual honor. He will be the 53rd recipient of this prestigious award that honors career-long contributions to healthcare financial management and HFMA.

Miller has, been a member of HFMA since 1984. He spent his first years of membership in the West Virginia Chapter, where he became involved and assumed the duties of chapter president by 1993. He served as a regional executive, worked on several task forces, offices and committees, and served on the HFMA National Board from 1995 to 1997. Miller won the HFMA Founders Medal of Honor Award in 1998 and is a recipient of other West Virginia Chapter and national HFMA awards.

With his move to Coshocton in 2002, Miller joined the Central Ohio Chapter and has been a key adviser in chapter reorganization, board member, membership chair, rural council chair and twice was a delegate in the US/UK HFMA Exchange. Miller was this year’s winner of the Central Ohio Chapter George M. Gevas President’s award.

“Bob Miller’s enthusiasm for, and dedication to, HFMA is legendary,” says Jen Fannin, Executive Director of American Red Cross of Ohio Hills. “It has been clearly demonstrated through the positions of leadership he has held in various state HFMA chapters, and HFMA National. The recognition of his exceptional leadership skills is evident when one reviews the numerous awards which have been bestowed on Bob throughout his career; however, the positions and awards mentioned above are only a small part of what truly makes Bob Miller worthy of the Fredrick C. Morgan Award.”

 

 

1961
M. Madeleine Lopez
Lee Sayre

1962
Lucille P. Craft
Robert Eakin
Edwin Johnson
Lloyd Whitley

1963
Lowell A. Bond
Willard H. Erwin, Jr.
Sam Pusateri

1964
Charles L. Capito

1966
H. Kenneth Reed
William E. Shirey
Roy Capehart
Virginia Shreeves

1968
Jack W. Jones
Norman A. Clarke
Roy Reeder

1969
Walter R. Mitchell Jr.
Orville Moen

1970
Leon B. Carper
Hattie Ingram

1971
Sister Mary Avellina
Edward M. Foy
Herman J. Schwirian
Alva J. Williamson

1972
Charlotte A. Hinkle

1973
Samuel L. Tiano
James L. Backus
Herbert D. Johnson
Edward H. King
Richard V. Livengood
David C. Roesch

1974
Henry Tinsley
Gary R. Lamm

1976
Ben C. Keith

1977
Jack M. Bryan

1978
Gertrude Marks

1980
Raymond V. Shingler CPA
J. D. Bradley
Edward Pickens

1981
William J. Reasor
Susan G. Crawford FHFMA

1982
Gary R. Gould FHFMA
Michael L. Chapman
A. Lynn Corder
Robert Halonen
Lynwood White

1983
Nicholas S. Grubbs
Sister M. Marguerite
Janet Damewood
Nelson Montgomery

1984
Gayle D. Wright, FHFMA, CPA
James H. Clark, CPA
James E. Spencer, CPA
William J. Day

1985
John J. Yeager CPA

1986
William A. Shelton II CPA
Roy A. Smith CPA
Ronald D. Anspaugh CMPA

1987
Paul D. Edwards
Daniel P. Hogan FHFMA, CPA
Larry D. Rayburn

1988
Louise A. Ward
E. Mark Doak FHFMA, CPA
Albert F. Barnette
Ronald S. Barnes

1989
David M. Ward CPA
Bernard L. Heavner, CHFP
J. Douglas Yarbrough, CPA
Stephen Pickett FHFMA

1990
Robert D. Miller FHFMA
Mary G. Brown FHFMA, CPA
Richard L. Weaver
Richard A. DeLuca
Larry E. Robertson
Carol A. Haugen, CPA

1991
Michael B. Robbins FHFMA
Jeffery B. Hunt
Stephen Z. Bell CPA
Robert D. Fahey FHFMA, CPA
M. Christina Koch CPA
Fritz C. Moore, II
Jerald B. Dunlap
William R. Isemann FHFMA
Samuel G. Nazzaro

1992
Robert E. Delawder FHFMA, CPA
Charles Greg Gibbs CPA
Laird E. Boddorf

1993
Joe A. Barnes CPA
Thomas E. Schauer FHFMA, CPA
Cheryl J. Vetter
Donald R. Hager
Dawn L. Schoolcraft, CPA

1994
Hershel Chafin FHFMA
Ralph T. Bowles
Gary W. Broadwater CPA
L. Suzanne Berry CHFP
Wallace F. Suttle CPA
Susannah V. Higgins
Gaynol G. Jarvis
Robert A. Godwin

1995
Lynn W. Whitteker FHFMA, CPA
Gregory E. Souther
Thomas M. Cunningham
Nancy J. Nice
Carol Ann Archer

1996
James N. Holden FHFMA, CPA
Donald B. Urbancsik
Jay D. Richmond
Susan S. Cunningham
Cynthia R. Nixon
George C. McCullough, CPA
Andrew Mazon
Renato J. Suntay

1997
Pearlena Williams-Robinson
Tommy H. Mullins
Kimberly D. Covert FHFMA, CPA
Linda R. Dugan
William E. Gavin CPA
Michael D. McCartney FHFMA
Ron M. Bennett FHFMA
Wm Robert Hunt
Gena Rorrer, CPA
Lynn L. McCormick

1998
Rebecca J. Lemley
Donna J. Urschel
Donna L. St. Clair
Jane G. Harless
Phillip H. Belcher FHFMA
Richard A. Eskins FHFMA, CPA
William T. Cuppett CPA
Sarina R. Smith

1999
Susan E. Smith
Keith A. Morgan FHFMA
David C. Salsberry
Kenneth M. Taylor FHFMA, CPA
Julia M. Connell

2000
Steven A. Barthelmess
Paul A. Blough
Mark P. Joseph CPA
Roy L. Wolfe Jr.
Alex McFadden
David A. Boyer
Norman C. Mosrie CHFP, CPA
Susan S. Hereford CPA

2001
Dianna L. Cesa
Douglas M. Coffman CPA
Charles O. Covert CPA
Thomas M. Harris
Nancy L. Repine
Michael J. Sengewalt CPA,CHE

2002
John Byrne
Rebecca Hammer
David McCartney

2003
John A. May
Susan D. Schiffbauer
Julie Anne Shaw

2004
Brad Corder
Jan Strope
George Wiley

2005
Belinda Bennett
Todd Campbell
Lisa Ann Simmons

2008
Barbara Skeen
Sandy Michaels

1968
M. Madeleine Lopez
Lowell A. Bond
Charles L. Capito
Lucille P. Craft
Robert Eakin
Willard H. Erwin, Jr.
Edwin Johnson
H. Kenneth Reed

1970
Sam Pusateri

1972
Jack W. Jones

1975
Walter R. Mitchell Jr.

1976
Orville Moen

1977
Gary R. Lamm

1980
Ben C. Keith

1981
William E. Shirey

1982
Samuel L. Tiano
Jack Bryan
Susan G. Crawford FHFMA

1983
Raymond V. Shingler CPA

1986
Gary R. Gould FHFMA
James E. Spencer, CPA
James L. Backus
Janet Damewood
Robert J. Halonen
Charlotte A. Hinkle

1987
A. Lynn Corder

1988
Gayle D. Wright, FHFMA, CPA

1989
John J. Yeager
William A. Shelton II CPA
Ronald D. Anspaugh CMPA
Edward M. Foy

1990
E. Mark Doak FHFMA, CPA
Lynwood White

1991
Louise A. Ward
Nicholas S. Grubbs CPA
Daniel P. Hogan FHFMA, CPA
Paul D. Edwards

1992
Mary G. Brown FHFMA, CPA
Albert F. Barnette

1993
Robert D. Miller FHFMA
David M. Ward CPA

1994
M. Christina Koch CPA
Robert D. Fahey FHFMA, CPA
Jeffery B. Hunt

1995
Charles Greg Gibbs CPA
J. Douglas Yarbrough, CPA

1996
Larry E. Robertson
James H. Clark, CPA
Cheryl J. Vetter
Carol A. Haugen, CPA

1997
Michael B. Robbins FHFMA
Wallace F. Suttle CPA
Gary W. Broadwater CPA
Hershel Chafin FHFMA

1998
Robert E. Delawder FHFMA, CPA
Susannah V. Higgins
Gregory E. Souther

1999
James N. Holden FHFMA, CPA

2000
Kimberly D. Covert FHFMA, CPA
Linda R. Dugan
Susan S. Cunningham
Joe A. Barnes CPA

2001
Thomas M. Cunningham
Richard A. Eskins FHFMA, CPA
Jane G. Harless
Roy A. Smith CPA
Donald B. Urbancsik

2002
Alex McFadden
Keith A. Morgan FHFMA
Thomas E. Schauer FHFMA, CPA
Susan E. Smith
Donna J. Urschel
Lynn W. Whitteker FHFMA, CPA

2003
Michael D. McCartney FHFMA
Donna L. St. Clair

2004
Norman C. Mosrie

2005
John Byrne

2006
Diana Cesa

2008
Dave McCartney
Ron (Stu) Barnes
Julie Shaw

2009
Belinda G. Bennett
Danielle Heston-Raddish
Lisa Ann Simmons

2010
Sandy Michaels

1969
M. Madeleine Lopez

1970
Willard H. Erwin, Jr.
Lucille P. Craft

1974
Lowell A. Bond

1977
H. Kenneth Reed

1979
Walter R. Mitchell Jr.

1981
William Shirey

1988
Ben C. Keith

1989
James E. Spencer, CPA

1991
Gary R. Gould FHFMA

1992
Ronald D. Anspaugh CMPA
Lynwood White

1993
Louise A. Ward
E. Mark Doak FHFMA, CPA
Gayle D. Wright, FHFMA, CPA

1994
Daniel P. Hogan FHFMA, CPA

1995
Mary G. Brown FHFMA, CPA
Albert F. Barnette
Robert D. Miller FHFMA

1996
Robert D. Fahey FHFMA, CPA
Jeffery B. Hunt
Raymond V. Shingler CPA

1997
Nicholas S. Grubbs CPA
M. Christina Koch CPA

1998
John J. Yeager CPA
Paul D. Edwards
Cheryl J. Vetter

1999
Charles Greg Gibbs CPA
Michael B. Robbins FHFMA

2000
Wallace F. Suttle CPA
Hershel Chafin FHFMA

2001
James N. Holden FHFMA, CPA
William A. Shelton II CPA

2002
Kimberly D. Covert FHFMA, CPA
David M. Ward CPA

2003
Linda R. Dugan

2004
Gary Braodwater
Greg Souther

2005
Alex McFadden

2006
Richard A. Eskins

2007
John Byrne
Keith Morgan

2008
Jan Strope

2010
Norm Mosery

1987
Lucille P. Craft
Willard H. Erwin, Jr.
M. Madeleine Lopez
Walter R. Mitchell Jr.

1993
James E. Spencer, CPA

1995
Ronald D. Anspaugh CMPA

1996
E. Mark Doak FHFMA, CPA
Louise A. Ward
Gayle D. Wright, FHFMA, CPA

1997
Daniel P. Hogan FHFMA, CPA

1998
Robert D. Miller FHFMA
Mary G. Brown FHFMA, CPA
Albert F. Barnette

1999
Raymond V. Shingler CPA
Jeffery B. Hunt
Robert D. Fahey FHFMA, CPA
M. Christina Koch CPA

2001
John J. Yeager, CPA

2002
Charles Greg Gibbs CPA

2003
Michael B. Robbins

2006
Linda Dugan

2007
Susan Cunningham

2008
Alex McFadden

The Helen M Yeager Award recognizes outstanding chapter performance in the categories of collaboration, education, improvement, innovation, member communication, member service and membership recruitment and retention.

2009-2010
Yerger: Joint Meeting with the Ohio Chapter: Lisa Simmons

2008-2009

Yerger: 2008 Mid-Atlantic Meeting:  Julie Shaw Noel

2007-2008

Yerger:  Education Medicare Advantage Webinars: Mike Robbins

2009

Award of Excellence for Education – John M Stagl Silver Award:

2010

Award of Excellence for Education – John M Stagl Silver Award: Lisa Simmons and Becky Hammer

2011

Award of Excellence for Education – Charles F Mehler Gold Award:  Lisa Simmons and Jill Newberry

C. Henry Hottum Award For Educational Performance Improvement:  Lisa Simmons and Jill Newberry

2012

Award of Excellence for Education – Charles F Mehler Gold Award:

C. henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement:

2013

Award of Excellence for Educaiton – John M Stagl Silver Award:

National Awards: The Founders Merit Series

Background

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recognizes that its strength lies in volunteers, who contribute their time, ideas, and energy to serve the healthcare industry, their profession, and one another. Active participation in HFMA at the national, regional and/or chapter levels provides members with numerous opportunities for professional development, information, networking, and advocacy. Established in 1960, the Founders Merit Award Series acknowledges the contributions made by HFMA members. These awards are part of a merit-rating plan in which specific activities are assigned a range of point values.

The Founders Merit Award Series was revised in April 2004, returning to its core purpose of “Recognizing the Volunteer in You”. Point categories were adjusted to reflect volunteer activity only – eliminating the accumulation of points for membership and educational attendance. Corresponding point allocations and award levels were simultaneously adjusted.

HFMA encourages continuous active participation at the local and national levels. Therefore, the point system and award levels have been established to promote continuous active participation in HFMA.

The Awards

The William G. Follmer Bronze Award is awarded after an individual has earned 25 (formerly 100) member points. This award is named after William G. Follmer, who is credited with the creation of the American Association of Hospital Accountants (AAHA) (now HFMA).

The Robert H. Reeves Silver Award is awarded to an individual who has earned 50 (formerly 200) total member points. Reeves, an organizing member of the AAHA, was elected president of AAHA in 1956 and was instrumental in creating the structure of AAHA.

The Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award is presented to a member who has earned a total of 75 (formerly 300) member points. This award honors Frederick T. Muncie, an organizing member of the AAHA, and the first president of the association (1947-1949). Muncie also assisted in the organization of the first AAHA chapter (First Illinois).

The Founders Medal of Honor was added in 1986 and is conferred by nomination of the Chapter Board of Directors. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has been actively involved in HFMA for at least three years after earning the Muncie Gold Award, has provided significant service at the chapter, regional and/or national level in at least two of those years, and remains a member in good standing. A chapter may nominate members for this award at any time during the year.