Welcome to the NDHFMA Website!

Where can I start but with gratitude? I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your 2018-2019 North Dakota HFMA Chapter President, grateful to work alongside the incredible volunteers that make the North Dakota chapter the outstanding chapter it is and grateful to each one of our members and vendor partners for making our educational events one of a kind. It has been such a joy to be part of the North Dakota chapter over the past six years – this chapter truly is like family! We are a small enough chapter that we have the privilege of getting to know our members but big enough that we can offer outstanding educational events. This year will be no exception to that. Your Board of Directors has been hard at work planning out the coming year and we think it will be great!

The educational events will follow a similar cadence to last year’s – with monthly regional webinars available to you, HFMA sessions at the NDHA Convention in October, our Annual Institute in February (and of course the famous Casino Night), Concordia Healthcare Spring Institute in March and our INSPIRE Women’s Conference in May. We have some new events that we’ll be trying out this year as well so stay tuned as we iron out the details for those. We will be posting all events to our North Dakota HFMA Chapter website and be including the dates in our newsletter publications. We will continue to send out email communication as well to keep you as up to date as possible.

Back by popular demand, we will also be creating a new Membership Directory so you can continue to network and connect with your HFMA colleagues outside of our scheduled events. Creating a directory was feedback we received from our members so please know that we do review your feedback and strive to make this chapter the best it can be. Your Board of Directors and I welcome your feedback throughout the year and look forward to seeing you at our various events!

Our 2018-2019 HFMA National Chair, Kevin Brennan, has chosen “Imagine Tomorrow” as this year’s national theme. He elaborates: “With so many challenges facing us in the healthcare industry and HFMA, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The good news is we’re more than capable of addressing the challenges, achieving our goals, and realizing the full potential of the Triple Aim. We already have the necessary knowledge and skills, but it also takes confidence, optimism, and a belief that we can do even more by working together. Most importantly, we must tap into our imaginations.” Just imagine what tomorrow will bring for healthcare and HFMA!

A successful HFMA chapter needs three key pieces – dedicated leadership, supportive vendor partners and a solid foundation of members. I am pleased to say we have all three here in North Dakota. A big thank you to our Board of Directors and leaders who give of their time to serve the chapter and to our vendor partners who financially support our chapter. Please take the time to support and thank these individuals and businesses. Thank you for the part you play in making the North Dakota Chapter of HFMA the outstanding chapter it is!

Brianna Engeseth

President, 2018-2019 North Dakota Chapter of HFMA