Milestones

Twenty-eight members petitioned and were granted status as the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Hospital Accountants in 1954. When the Charter was granted on January 19, 1954, we had 54 members. The following officers and directors were instrumental in the founding of the Chapter:

W.W. Black ........................................... President

T.F. Williams ..................................... Vice President
Dorothea Wilson.................................... Secretary
Ruth Dekker .......................................... Treasurer
Frank Zimmerman ................................. Director
E.W. Jackson ......................................... Director
Oscar Marvin ......................................... Director
W.B. Finlayson ...................................... Director

 

1954 January 19 the North Carolina Chapter received the charter with 54 charter members. W.W. “Bill” Black was first President; he was employed at Alamance CountyHospital, Burlington.
  
1955 & 1956 Oscar Marvin, President, was employed as Assistant Administrator of City Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem. On Wednesday, May 23 William M. Pierce was Chapter’s first national speaker. John M. “Bill” Moffitt, Vice President; Thelma Myers, Secretary; E.R. Crater, Treasurer, with a Chapter membership of 68 members.
  
1957 John W. “Bill” Moffitt, President, was employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NorthCarolina. The application fee was $10.00 with the Chapter membership at 70.
  
1958 & 1959 George Dixon, President, was employed at High Point Memorial Hospital, High Point. John Ketner became the Chapter’s first Fellow in 1959.
  
1960 John Ketner, FHFMA President, was employed as Assistant Administrator, CabarrusMemorial in Concord.
  
1961 Clyde Graham, President; Controller, Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville. The Chapter won a National “Special Award” and the bank balance at December 31, 1960, was $624.
  
1962 & 1963
Paul Ellison, President; Administrator of Lawrence Hospital, Mooresville. Chapter adopted Bylaws and Constitution. Marion Foster, President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Hospital Association, is made an Honorary Member; meeting registration fee increased from $3 to $5. September 1963, in Charlotte, the Chapter had first joint institute with Southern Consumer Credit Clinic. November
1963, Chapter Board of Director approved a scrapbook to be prepared regardingchapter activities.
  
1963-1964 William J. Walther, President, employed by North Carolina Baptist Hospital, in Winston-Salem.
  
1964-1965 Earl Tyndall, President, employed at North Carolina Memorial Hospital.
  
1965-1966 William “Bill” McSwain, President, employed as Controller, Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. Tom Surrett was Vice President, Lolita Smith was Secretary and Reginald Rawls was Treasurer.
  
1966-1967 Thomas Surratt, President, employed at Moore Memorial Hospital, in Pinehurst with Ken Barnett, Vice President, Alex Couch, Secretary; Bert Crowell, Treasurer. January 24-26, the First Regional Institute, which included South Carolina and Tennessee Chapters, was held at the Jack Tar Hotel in Durham, hosted by the North Carolina Chapter. Medicare introduced with many statewide meetings with Chapter sponsorship at the first meeting in Durham. The speakers were Alex McMahon, Carlie Sessoms, Marion Perrin. Chapter followed up conducting a series of statewide meetings.
  
1967-1968 Kenneth Barnett, President; Ray Rich, Vice President; Jerry Brooks, Secretary; and Ronald Lockbaum, Treasurer. National Survey shows average daily cost in hospitals to be $61 with prediction that the average cost would rise to $70 by 1970 and then level off. Bill McSwain became the Chapter’s second Fellow.
  
1968-1969 Raymond Rich, President, employed at Blue Cross and Hamilton Hudson, Vice-President.
  
1969-1970 Hamilton “Ham” Hudson, President, employed as Administrator, Davis County Hospital; Ron Lockbaum, Vice President; Johnny Bryan, Treasurer; and Ron Tomlinson, Secretary. The average annual salary for Fellows is $20,000. The name changed from American Association of Hospital Accountants to North Carolina Hospital Financial Management Association. The Chapter had 85 members.
  
1970-1971 Ronald Lockbaum, President, employed at Duke University Hospital; Ron Tomlinson, Vice President; Henry Scott, Treasurer; Nina Waite, Secretary. George Harris from the Duke Endowment was awarded Chapter Life Membership. Twenty-two members Nationally passed CMPA exam, and North Carolina’s Walter Parris was first in the class. First Chapter matrix was on Friday, September 11, 1970. Chapter received a Special Award at the HFMA Annual National Institute for adopting the Matrix concept.
  
1971-1972 Ronald Tomlinson, President, employed as Controller, Wilson Memorial Hospital, with Roland Seals, President Elect; Henry Scott, Vice President; Nina Waite, Secretary; and Vann Camp, Treasurer. The Chapter celebrated the National HFMA Silver Anniversary on March 23, 1972, with 139 members. First joint venture with the North Carolina Hospital Association and North Carolina Insurance Council. Task Force appointed and HFMA invited to work with North Carolina Hospital Association, Duke Endowment, Medicare and Medicaid to study cash flow. Jeff Steinert was appointed as a member of AHA advisory panel on Uniform Billing. John William Moffitt received the first John H. Ketner Award.
  
1972-1973 Roland Seals, President, employed at Scotland Memorial in Laurinburg, with Henry Scott, President Elect, Paul Manley, Vice President; Nina Waite, Secretary; and Vann Camp, Treasurer. Ron Tomlinson was appointed as National Liaison Specialist for our region. Jeff Steinert was a member of the National Nominating Committee. NCHFMA joined with Appalachian State University to put on a program regarding reporting, planning and analyzing hospital finance. An ad-hoc committee of three was appointed to consider de-centralization of the North Carolina Chapter. After much deliberation and trial, the idea was abandoned. Elaine Henderson and Gerald N. Hewitt were awarded the John H. Ketner Award.
  
1973-1974 Henry Scott, President, employed at Wake Memorial in Raleigh. Chapter received National top award, the Graham L. Davis Award for service. Vann Camp, John Ketner, Bill McSwain served on standby task force for National HFMA. McSwain was Chairman. Bob Newton conducted the Chapter’s first workshop for members interested in taking the CMPA exam. Ronald A. Russell received the John H. Ketner Award.
  
1974-1975 Vann Camp, President, employed by Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital in Fletcher as Controller with Dan Powell, President Elect; Johnny Bryan, Vice President; Lucille Capps, Secretary; and Jerry Hewitt, Treasurer. Ron Lockbaum served as Director, National HFMA and Ron Tomlinson was a member on the National Matrix. Edward R. Koehler received the John H. Ketner Award.
  
1975-1976 Dan Powell, President, employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; Johnny Bryan, President Elect; Jerry Hewitt, Vice President; Nina Waite, Secretary and Ron Russell, Treasurer. The Chapter sponsored the first Tri-State meeting in Greensboro, with a summer meeting in Nags Head. Lucille Capps received the John H. Ketner Award. The chapter had 4 certified members.
  
1976-1977 Marvin “Johnny” Bryan was President and Jane Martin received the John KetnerAward. The chapter had 6 certified members.
  
1977-1978 Gerald Hewitt, President, was Vice President at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Henry Parker received the John H. Ketner Award. The chapter had 7 certified members.
  
1978-1979 Ronald Russell, President, was Chief Financial Officer at Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle. Charles Overstreet received Professional Paper Award with Gene Cochrane receiving the Ketner Award. The chapter had 8 certified members.
  
1979-1980 Robert Newton, President, employed at Charlotte Memorial Hospital; with Dave Clarke, President Elect; Marion Safriet, Vice President; Warren “Bud” Taylor, Secretary; and Donald Dunbar, Treasurer. Belinda Tilley received the Ketner Award and the Professional Paper Award. The chapter had 10 certified members.
  
1980-1981 David “Dave” Clarke, President, was Director of Reimbursement Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina; Marion Safriet, President Elect; Warren “Bud” Taylor, Vice President; Don Dunbar, Secretary; Oren Wyatt, Treasurer. Oren Wyatt received the Ketner Award, Rich Rollins received the Professional Paper Award, Roland Seals was posthumously honored with the NCHFMA Memorial Award. The chapter had 10 certified members.
  
1981-1982 Marion Safriet, President, CFO Annie Penn Hospital, Reidsville; Warren Taylor, President Elect; Don Dunbar, Vice President; Oren Wyatt, Secretary; Belinda Tilley, Treasurer. Robert L. Newton received the Ketner Award, Warren Taylor received the Professional Paper Award. The chapter had 11 certified members
  
1982-1983 Warren “Bud” Taylor, President, Assistant Administrator, Memorial Hospital of Alamance County, Burlington; Don Dunbar, President Elect; Oren Wyatt, Vice President; Belinda Tilley, Secretary; Jerry Ritchie, Treasurer. Don Dunbar received the Ketner Award, Bill Oviatt received the Professional Paper Award. The chapter had 13 certified members
  
1983-1984 Donald Dunbar, President, Controller, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson; Oren Wyatt, President Elect; Belinda Tilley, Vice President; Jerry Ritchie, Secretary; Marshall Roberson, Treasurer. Carolyn Carroll received the Ketner Award, T. Robert Ward received the Professional Paper Award, Robert L. Newton, FHFMA, received the Memorial Award. The chapter had 15 certified members.
  
1984-1985 Oren Wyatt, President, Vice President, Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby; Belinda Tilley, President Elect; Jerry Ritchie, Vice President; Marshall Roberson, Secretary; Don Whittington, Treasurer. Pete Snow received the Ketner Award, Gerald Hewitt received the Professional Paper Award. The Chapter joined in a joint venture with University of North Carolina, Arthur Young and National HFMA to prepare a research paper on “Future Roles of the Financial Managers.” This paper was presented at the Annual National Institute. The chapter had 16 certified members.
  
1985-1986 Belinda Tilley, President, Director of Billings and Collections, Duke University Medical Center, Durham; Jerry Ritchie, President Elect; Marshall Roberson, Vice President; Don Whittington, Secretary; Bob Duncan, Treasurer. Bill Major received the Ketner Award, John Ennis received the Professional Paper Award, Ron Russell was posthumously honored with the Memorial Award. Chapter won the award for the best Membership Service Plan. The Chapter completed a project on Hospital Billing and Collections Analysis, and National used this project to help develop the AR Analysis which is still being used. The chapter had 16 certified members.
  
1986-1987 Jerry Ritchie, President, Patient Finance Manager, Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem; Marshall Roberson, President Elect; Don Whittington, Vice President; Bob Duncan, Secretary; Bill Fuller, Treasurer. Ken Boggs, received the Ketner Award, Dean Harris received the Professional Paper Award. Dick Clarke became the new HFMA National President. Chapter won a special award for a project. Don Dunbar served as Chapter Liaison Representative for the region. Russ Guerin
  
1987-1988 Marshall Roberson, President, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells; Don Whittington, President Elect; Bob Duncan, Vice President; Bill Fuller, Secretary; Rich Rollins, Treasurer. Dennis Coffey received the Ketner Award, Belinda Tilley and Phil Williams received the Professional Paper Awards. The chapter had 17 certified members.
  
1988-1989 Donald Whittington, President, Assistant Vice President Finance, Southeastern General Hospital, Lumberton; Bob Duncan, President Elect; Bill Fuller, Vice President; Rich Rollins, Secretary; Carolyn Carroll, Treasurer. Deborah Whittington received the Ketner Award, Rich Rollins and Stuart Smith received the Professional Paper Awards. John William “Bill” Moffitt received the Memorial Award. The chapter placed second in the GLD League, also received honorable mention from National for membership growth. The chapter had 20 certified members.
  
1989-1990 Bob Duncan, President, CFO High Point Regional Hospital, High Point; Bill Fuller, President Elect; Rich Rollins, Vice President; Carolyn Carroll, Secretary; Dennis Coffey, Treasurer. Don Whittington received the Ketner Award, Jerry Ritchie and Steven Wilhoit received the Professional Paper Awards. Don Dunbar served as National Director for a two-year term. Bob Newton was appointed to the National Principals and Practices Board for a three year term. Chapter received honorable mention for the Membership Service Plan. Chapter placed third in the GLD League. The chapter had 23 certified members.
  
1990-1991 Bill Fuller, President, Annie Penn Memorial Hospital, Reidsville; Rich Rollins, President Elect; Carolyn Carroll, Vice President; Dennis Coffey, Secretary; Deborah Whittington, Treasurer. Roger Kishman received the Ketner Award, Kelly Lanier received the Professional Paper Award. Chapter received the best Chapter Newsletter Award in our league. Chapter received honorable mention for best project. Don Whittington served as CLR for the region. Bob Duncan served on a National Task Force on Certification. The chapter had 28 certified members.
  
1991-1992 Rich Rollins, President, Partner, Coopers & Lybrand, Charlotte; Carolyn Carroll, President Elect; Dennis Coffey, Vice President; Deborah Whittington, Secretary; and Amelia Bryant, Treasurer. Davin Brown received the Ketner Award. Belinda Tilley received the NC Memorial Award. Cynthia Shimko received the Professional Paper Award. Don Whittington served on a National Task Force on Organization and Structure. Chapter placed first in Gerald League. First place for Best Task Force and Newsletter. Robert L. Barber received the Eugene J. Sandleback Award as National High Scorer on the CMPA Examination. The chapter had 30 certified members.
  
1992-1993 Carolyn Carroll Ward, President, Assistant Director of Financial Services, NC Hospital Association in Raleigh. Dennis Coffey, President Elect; Deborah Whittington, Vice President; Amelia Bryant, Secretary; Charles Acker, Treasurer. Amelia Bryant received the Ketner Award. Bob Newton received the Professional Paper Award and served on the National Nominating Committee. Carolyn Wardappointed to National Matrix. Rich Rollins selected to serve on National GLD Task Force. Chapter placed first in the Hottum League. Received Honorable Mention for newsletter. The chapter had 33 certified members.
  
1993-1994 Dennis Coffey, President, Assistant Administrator, Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital, Dunn, NC. Deborah Whittington, President-Elect; Amelia Bryant, Vice President; Charles Acker, Secretary; Phil Manz, Treasurer. Linda Brisson received the Ketner Award. Kathleen Dalton received the Professional Paper Award. Carolyn Ward served on National Matrix and co-chairman for the 1994 ANI Committee for Region IV. Total GLD score for the year was 316 points. Chapter developed a multi-year plan and met 75 percent of those goals. The chapter had 36 certified members.
  
1994-1995 Deborah Whittington, President, Controller, Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital, Dunn, NC. Amelia Bryant, President-Elect; Charles Acker, Vice President, Linda Brisson, Secretary, Stephen Moore, Treasurer. Charles Acker received the Ketner Award. Thomas Stukes received the Professional Paper Award. Angela Deans and John Graeter served on the North Carolina Health Planning Commission representing our membership. Chapter awarded second place in Hottum league for Chapter Excellence. The chapter had 44 certified members.
  
1995-1996 Amelia Bryant, President, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC. Charles Acker, President-Elect;Linda L. Brisson, Treasurer; and Stephen M. Moore, Secretary. Bunnie Overby received the Ketner Award Robert L. Newton and Joy Thomas received the Professional Paper Award. Dennis Coffey served as CLR for Region IV and on the GLD Taskforce. Chapter achieved 833 members and scored 359 GLD points. Chapter awarded first runner-up in Hottum League for Chapter Excellence. Received Outstanding Achievement Awards for Education, Membership Recruitment, Membership Retention, Newsletter and ProAction in the Hottum League. The chapter had 48 certified members.
  
1996-1997 Charles L. Acker, President, Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, NC. Linda L.Brisson, President-Elect; Stephen M. Moore, Treasurer; and Bunnie B. Overby, Secretary. Carolyn C. Ward served on National Matrix. Amelia Bryant, Past President, elected Chapter Liaison Representative Elect for Region IV. Don Whittington, Past President, received the NC Chapter Memorial Award. Randy B. Medlin received the John H. Ketner Award. David Glasgow and Joy Thomas received the Professional Paper Award. Chapter membership reached 839 and scored 290 points (most in nation) under revamped GLD system. Chapter awarded runner-up in Hottum League. Chapter received three Outstanding Achievement awards for Newsletter, Education and Membership Recruitment. The chapter had 55 certified members.
  
1997-1998 Linda L. Brisson, President, Executive Director, Bladen Medical Associates, Elizabethtown, NC. Stephen Moore, President-Elect, Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, Raleigh, NC. Bunnie Overby, Treasurer, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC. Randy B. Medlin, Secretary, Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, NC. Amelia Bryant, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, will be serving as the ChapterLiaison Representative-elect. Linda Brisson appointed to National Matrix. Chapter received the Robert M. Shelton award for five years of sustained excellence. Received the Gold Award of Excellence, The C. Henry Hottum Gold Award for Education Performance Improvement and six Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Education, Member Services, Innovation, Multi-Chapter Award for Education, Improvement, Membership Recruitment and Retention. P. J. Tomolonius received the Ketner Award. Robert L. Barber received the Professional Paper Award. The chapter had 56 certified members.
  
1998-1999 Steve Moore, CPA, President, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Washington, DC. Bunnie Overby, President-Elect, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC. Randy B. Medlin, Treasurer, Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, NC. Christopher Johnson, CHFP, Secretary, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC. Amelia Bryant, Chapter Liaison Representative, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC. Christopher Johnson, CHFP, received the John H. Ketner Award. Susan Phelps received the Professional Paper Award. The chapter received the Gold Award for Excellence for Education and four Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Member Communications (newsletter), Membership Recruitment and Retention (Mentor Program), Collaboration (Medicare Workshop), and Improvement (Sponsorship Program). The Board approved the William “Bill” Moffitt North Carolina Chapter Scholarship and Internship “Mentor” Program, which will, among other things, provide annually two $500 scholarships to outstanding students. The chapter had 58 certified members.
  
1999-2000 Bunnie Overby, President, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC; Randy Medlin, FHFMA, President-Elect, Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, NC; Christopher Johnson, CHFP, Treasurer, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC; Millie Harding, FHFMA, CPA, Secretary, NC Hospital Association, Cary, NC. Bill Bedsole received the John H. Ketner Award and Patrick Easterling and Joy Thomas received the Professional Paper Award. The chapter received the Gold Award of Excellence for Education, the Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification and seven Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Education (2000 Annual Meeting), Improvement (1999 Summer Institute; Strategic Plan and Planning Process; CQI Survey Methodology), Member Communication (Newsletter) and Member Service (Meeting the APC Challenge; Guide for Retention of Hospital Records). The chapter had 58 certified members.
  
2000-2001 Randy Medlin, FHFMA, President, Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, NC. Christopher Johnson, CHFP, President-Elect, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC. Millie Harding, FHFMA, CPA, Treasurer, NC Hospital Association, Cary, NC. Angela Deans, FHFMA, Secretary, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, NC. Amelia Bryant, National HFMA Board Member, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC. Steve Duncan received the John H. Ketner Award with Bonnie Lovell and Matthew Roberts receiving the Professional Paper Award. The chapter received the Gold Award of Excellence for Education, the C. Henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement, the Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership Growth, the Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification, and fourHelen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Education (Annual Meeting), Member Communications (Newsletter Ad Revenue Improvement), Member Services (Diversify Locations of Educational Workshops) and Multi-Chapter Education (Region IV Conference). Introduced “Member News Brief”, an e-mail message and information update service and a “dashboard” to monitor key strategic indicators during the year to keep the Board and members informed of our status. The “ProAction” Council, working with NCHA, were successful in educating legislators of the need for “prompt pay” legislation in the state of NC which was successfully passed the following year. The chapter had 58 certified members.
  
2001-2002 W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA President, Carolina HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC; Millie Harding, FHFMA, CPA, President-Elect, NC Hospital Association, Cary, NC; Angela Deans, FHFMA, Treasurer, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Wilson, NC; Larry Hughes, CPA, Secretary, Crisp Hughes Evans, LLP, Boone, NC. Amelia Bryant, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC, was a National HFMA Board Member. Charles L. Acker received the NC Chapter Memorial Award and Snow Coriale Roche received the Ketner Award. Robert L. Barber received the Professional Paper Award. The chapter received the Gold Award for Excellence, the Bronze Award for Excellence in Certification, the Silver Award for Excellence in Membership Growth and Retention, Award for Multi-Chapter Participation in Region IV Mid-Atlantic Conference and six Helen Yerger Awards. Randy B. Medlin, Stanly Memorial Hospital is appointed to a two-year term on the National Advisory Council. Bunnie B. Overby, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC, is Region IV Chapter Liaison Representative-elect. The chapter had 60 certified members.
  
2002-2003
Millie R. Harding, CPA, FHFMA, President, North Carolina Hospital Association, Cary, NC. Angela V. Deans, FHFMA, President-Elect, Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC. Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, Treasurer, Lexington Memorial Hospital, Lexington, NC. Larry V. Hughes, CPA, Secretary, Crisp Hughes Evans LLP, Boone, NC. Amelia Bryant, FHFMA, National HFMA Board Member, University Health Systems, Greenville, NC. Bunnie B. Overby, Regional Executive for Region 4, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC. Randy B. Medlin, FHFMA, National HFMA Advisory Council member, Stanly Memorial Hospital, Albemarle, NC. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, National HFMA Board of Examiners member, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC. Chapter received the Gold Award of Excellence in Education, the Hottum Award for Education Performance Improvement, the Bronze Award of Excellence in Membership Growth, and the Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification. Chapter also received four Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards in the following areas: Collaboration with State and National Organizations, Improvement (Partnership with Sponsors; Documenting/Reporting Founders Points), and Multi-Chapter Collaboration/Performance in Education (2002
Region 4 Mid-Atlantic Conference). Carol Hoxie, FHFMA, CPA, received the Chapter's Ketner Award. Robert L. Barber received the Professional Paper Award. Ended the chapter year with 872 members and 177 members participating on Chapter Matrix organization during the year. The chapter had 64 certified members.
  
2003-2004 Angela Deans, FHFMA, President, Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC; Kent Thompson, FHFMA, President-Elect, Lexington Memorial Hospital, Lexington, NC; Larry Hughes, CPA, Treasurer, Dixon Hughes PLLC, Boone, NC; W. Dempsey Craig, Secretary, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Clinton, NC. W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC was appointed to the National Board of Examiners for HFMA and he was also elected 2005 Regional Executive-elect for Region IV for HFMA. Bonnie Lovell, FHFMA, High Point Regional Health System, High Point, NC was appointed Chair of the National HFMA Managed Care Forum; Bunnie B. Overby, Alamance Regional Medical Center, was appointed to the PFS Forum Advisory Council for a three year term beginning June2004. Keith A. Moore, FHFMA, Duke University Health System, National HFMA Board of Examiners Member. NC HFMA celebrated its 50th Anniversary in January2004. The Chapter received the Gold Award of Excellence in Education, the Silver Award of Excellence in Membership Growth, and the Silver Award of Excellence for Certification. The Chapter also received eight Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards in the following areas: Education – (Multi-Chapter Entry for Region IV Mid-Atlantic Conference) (Revenue Cycle Workshop) (NCHFMA Celebrates 50 Years-Annual Meeting); Improvement – (Ad Revenue Soars) (Annual MedicareWorkshop); Innovation – (Managed Care Scorecard); Member Communications – (Go for the Gold-Special 50th Anniversary Edition, The Tarheel News); Member Service – (Marketing Two Sponsorship Programs). Kathie M. Cipriano, Professional Recovery Consultants, Inc., Durham, NC, was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. Amelia Bryant, FHFMA, North Carolina Hospital Association, Raleigh, NC was the recipient of the NC Chapter Memorial Award. Michael P. Rauchwarg received the Professional Paper Award. We ended the Chapter year with 913 members and approximately 160 members participated on the Chapter Matrix organization during this year. The chapter had 71 certified members.
  
2004-2005 Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, President, Lexington Memorial Hospital, Lexington, NC; Larry V. Hughes, CPA, President, Dixon Hughes PLLC, Boone, NC; W. Dempsey Craig, Treasurer, Sampson Regional Medical Center, Clinton, NC; Snow Coriale Roche, MPA, Secretary, WakeMed Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh, NC. W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolina Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC was elected 2005-06 Regional Executive Elect for Region IV for HFMA. Bunnie B. Overby, Alamance Regional Medical Center served on the PFS Forum Advisory Council. Keith A. Moore, FHFMA, Duke University Health System, National HFMA Board of Examiners Member. The Chapter received the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award of Excellence for Education, the C. Henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement, the Silver Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention, the Silver Award of Excellence for Chapter Performance in Certification and four Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Membership Recruitment and Retention, Education (Workshop Road Shows & Increase in Senior Financial Executive Participation) and Certification. Ron Petterson, High Point Regional Health System was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. Mike Duke, The Crito Group, received the Professional Paper Award. We ended the Chapter year with 964 members and approximately 175 members participated on the Chapter Matrix during this year. The chapter had 73 certified members.
  
2005-2006 Larry V. Hughes, CPA, President, Dixon-Hughes, Boone, NC; W. Dempsey Craig, President-Elect, Retired, Clinton, NC; Snow Coriale-Roche, MPA, Treasurer, Patient Account Manager, Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC; Robert L. Barber, DHA, FHFMA, Secretary, Director of Payer Contract Compliance, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC. W.Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolinas Healthcare System, served as Regional Executive for Region IV for HFMA and served on the Board of Examiners and Chapter Advancement Team for HFMA. Bunnie B. Overby, Alamance Regional Medical Center served on the PFS Forum Advisory Council. Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, Lexington Memorial Hospital served on the National Advisory Council. Keith A. Moore, FHFMA, Duke University Health System, National HFMA Board of Examiners Member. The Chapter received the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award of Excellence for Education, the Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention, the Silver Award of Excellence for New Member Retention, the Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification and four Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Education - HFMA Joint Seminar; Membership Recruitment and Retention – Increasing the Fun Quotient for HFMA Members; Membership Recruitment and Retention- CFO Forum; Multi-Chapter Award for the Region IV Mid-Atlantic Conference. Gladys J. Mills, CHFP, Beaufort County Hospital was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. Denise Fetters, Wake Forest University Health Sciences received the Professional Paper Award. The Chapter awarded the Founders Award to fifteen members. We ended the Chapter year with 1,008 members and approximately 145 members participated on the Chapter Matrix during the year. The chapter had 84 certified members.
  
2006-2007 W. Dempsey Craig, President, Retired, Clinton, NC; Snow Coriale-Roche, MPA, President-Elect, Patient Account Manager, Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC; Robert L. Barber, DHA, FHFMA, Treasurer, Director of Payer Contract Compliance, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC; W. Roger Stroud, CPA, Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Resource Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC. W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolina Healthcare System, served on the Chapter Advancement Team and the National Advisory Council. Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, Lexington Memorial Hospital served on the National Advisory Council. The Chapter received the Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Excellence; C. Henry Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement; Charles F. Mehler Gold Award of Excellence for Education; Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention and one Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award for NC HFMA Tours State with Timely Education on NPI, UB04, and CMS1500. Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, Lexington Memorial Hospital, was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. Bunnie B. Overby, Alamance Regional Medical Center was the recipient of the North Carolina Chapter Memorial Award. Ryan M. Hampton, Paystream Advisors received the Professional Paper Award. Ronald D. Tomlinson, FHFMA, retired CFO of Wilson Medical Center was awarded Chapter Life Member. We ended the Chapter year with 1,033 members and approximately 135 members participated on the Chapter Matrix during this year. The chapter had 89 certified members.
  
2007-2008 Snow Coriale-Roche, MPA, President, Patient Account Manager, Wilson Medical Center, Wilson, NC; Robert L. Barber, DHA, FHFMA, President-Elect, Director of Financial Services, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC; W. Roger Stroud, CPA, Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Resource Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC; Linda W. Darden, CPA, FHFMA, Secretary, Director of Financial Analysis and Special Projects, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC. W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolina Healthcare System, served on the Chapter Advancement Team and the National Advisory Council. W. Dempsey Craig, Retired, served on the National Advisory Council. Keith A. Moore, FHFMA served on the Board of Examiners. The Chapter received Charles F. Mehler Gold Award of Excellence for Education and three Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards with two for Education (NC HFMA Research and Education on NC Hospitals’ Current Practices Regarding Implantable Devices; and North Carolina Health Insurance Institute) and one for innovation (Implementation of the Chapter Financial Management Committee). The Chapter held its 2nd Annual CFO Forum in coordination with the South Carolina Hospital Association. Kim Coker, High Point Regional Health System, was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. Bob E. Duncan, FHFMA, retired CFO of High Point Regional Health System was awarded Chapter Life Member. Steve Stang, CPA and Adam Kalarovich received the Professional Paper Award for “Measuring Charity Care and Community Benefits and Tim McElderry was awarded second place for “NPI Update”. The Chapter awarded Founders Award to fifteen members. We ended the Chapter year with 1,017 members and approximately 115 members participated on the Chapter Matrix during this year. The chapter had 80 certified members.
  
2008-2009 Robert L. Barber, DHA, FHFMA, President, Director of Financial Services, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC; W. Roger Stroud, CPA, President-Elect, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare Resource Associates, Inc., Charlotte, NC; Linda W. Darden, CPA, FHFMA, Treasurer, Director of Financial Analysis and Special Projects, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC; Keith L. Boyd, Secretary, Director of Patient Financial Services, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC. W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolinas Healthcare System, served on the Chapter Advancement Team and the National Advisory Council/Revenue Cycle/Patient Financial Services Council; Bill Gutekunst, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, served on the Healthcare Compliance Forum Advisory Council. Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, Wayne Memorial Hospital, was elected Regional Executive-Elect-Elect for HFMA Region IV. Bunnie Overby was appointed to the Chapter Advancement Team. The Chapter received the following: the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award of Excellence for Education; the Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention; the Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification; and two Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for “NCHFMA Feeds the Second Harvest Food Bank” and “Presenting Professional Ethics at the Annual Meeting.” The chapter also shared in the multi-chapter Helen M. Yerger Award for the Region IV Mid-Atlantic Conference in May 2008. The Chapter received a perfect 100 points on the Chapter Balanced Score Card. Carol R. Barron, Novant Health received the Eugene J. Sandleback Award as the national high scorer on the CHFP Managed Care Examination. Ken Vance, Bank of America, was the recipient of the Chapter’s JohnH. Ketner Award. Bob E. Duncan, FHFMA, retired CFO of High Point Regional Health System, was posthumously awarded the North Carolina Chapter Memorial Award and the Chapter’s annual CFO Forum was named the “Bob E. Duncan CFO Forum.” Trent Messick, Member, Dixon Hughes, PLLC, received the Professional Paper Award, Ferah Syed was awarded second place, and Nancy White and Brian Ackerman received honorable mention. Robert L. Newton, FHFMA, retired CFO of Moses Cone Health System was awarded Chapter Life Membership. We ended the Chapter year with 1,028 members and approximately 178 members participated on the Chapter Matrix during this year. The chapter had 82 certified members.
  
2009-2010 W. Roger Stroud, CPA, President, Business Advisor, The Outsource Group, Charlotte, NC; Linda W Darden, CPA, FHFMA, President-Elect, Director of Financial Analysis and Special Projects, North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Winston-Salem, NC; Keith L. Boyd, Treasurer, Director of Patient Financial Services, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC; Kimberly Coker, Secretary, Payroll Manager, High Point Regional Health System, High Point, NC. Kent Thompson, FHFMA, Director of Finance, Wayne Memorial Hospital was elected Regional Executive-Elect for Region IV. W. Christopher Johnson and Bunnie Overby served on the Chapter Advancement Team. Robert L. (Bob) Barber was selected for the National Certification Taskforce. The Chapter received the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award for Education; the C. Henry Hottum Award for Education Improvement; The Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification; and four Helen M Yerger Awards for: Collaboration – Speakers Gifts – A Way to Give Twice; Improvement – Cvent Online Registration; Innovation – Membership GIS and Multi-Chapter – Region IV, Mid-Atlantic Meeting. Bill J. Fuller, FHFMA was awarded Chapter Life Membership. The John H. Ketner Award was presented to Veda Williams. The Professional Paper Award went to Jeff Poley and Michael Larsen for New Schedule K to IRS Form 990 Imposes An Increased Burden on Hospitals with Tax-Exempt Debt; second place was awarded to Betty J. Herbert and Roger K Spivey for Payer Contact Performance: Full Circle Management. Honorable mentions - Bridget Moore and Bill Hayes for Medicare Advantage: No Longer Served at Steakhouses; and Sara Herron for Compliance Matters. The Chapter hosted the Mid-Atlantic Conference in Asheville, NC under the leadership of Chris Johnson and Bunnie Overby. The Chapter created the Chapter Services Council and eliminated the Pro-Action Council. We ended the year with 949 members. The Chapter had 84 certified members. 161 members participated in the Matrix.
  
2010-2011 Linda Darden, FHFMA, CPA, President, Compliance & Quality Officer Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Winston-Salem, NC; Keith L. Boyd, President-Elect, Director of Patient Financial Services, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC, Kim Coker, Treasurer, Senior Accountant, High Point Regional Health System; Steve Duncan, Secretary, Senior Account Executive, FirstPoint, Inc., Pinehurst, NC. Kent C. Thompson, FHFMA, Wayne Memorial Hospital, served as Regional Executive for HFMA Region IV. W. Christopher Johnson, FHFMA, Carolinas Healthcare System and Bunnie B. Overby, Alamance Regional Medical Center served on the Chapter Advancement Team. The Chapter received the following: the John M. Stagler Silver Award of Excellence for Education; the Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership Growthand Retention; the Gold Award of Excellence for Certification; and one Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Award for Member Service in connection with the online membership directory. The Chapter received a perfect 100 points on the Chapter Balanced Score Card. Tim McElderry, Carolinas HealthCare System, was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. The North Carolina Memorial Award was given posthumously to Ron Tomlinson, Past-President of the North Carolina Chapter, and was accepted by his family. Ron Petterson, retired Controller of High Point Regional Health System received the Professional Paper Award, and Brian Shannon received the second place award. We ended the Chapter year with 932 members and approximately 96 members participated on the Chapter Matrix during this year. The chapter had 87 certified members.
  
2011-2012 Keith Boyd, President, Director of Patient Financial Services, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC; Kim Coker, President-elect, Senior Accountant, High Point Regional Health System, Steve Duncan, Treasurer, Senior Account Executive, Firstpoint Collection Resources Inc.; Tim McElderry, Secretary, Special Projects Controller, Carolinas Healthcare System. Bunnie Overby, Director of Patient Financial Services at Alamance Regional Medical Center served on the National Chapter Advancement Team. The Chapter received the following recognition; The Charles F. Mehler Gold Award for Excellence in Education, the Henry C. Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement, and the Silver Award for Excellence for Member Growth and Retention. The Chapter also was awarded two Yerger Awards; one for Member Communication for the Tarheel Tidbits and the second for Member Service for the Certification Lunch & Learn Series. The Chapter received a perfect score of 100 onthe Chapter Balanced Score Card. W. Dempsey Craig, Retired, Senior VPP & CFOfrom Sampson Regional Hospital was awarded Chapter Life Membership for his years of service to the Chapter. Carol Barron, Novant Health, was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award. Medal of Honor winners were Steve Duncan and Keith Boyd. The Muncie Gold Merit Award was awarded to C. Thomas Johnson and Joe Molis. The Reeves Silver Merit Award was presented to Jody Fleming, Carol Barron, April York, Cameron Thomason and Lisa Griffin. The Follmer Bronze Merit Award was presented to Chris Ellington, Mike Kennedy and John Lynch. The Chapter’s Bill Moffit Scholarships were awarded to Troy Spring and Julia Bottiny. Kevin Leder was presented the Chapter’s Best Paper award, Dan Carter won second place and Mike Snyder and Kevin Leder earned Honorable Mention. We ended the chapter year with 961 members. Approximately 163 members participated in the Matrix. The Chapter had 96 certified members.
  
2012-2013

Kim Coker, MHA, President, Corporate Accounting Supervisor, Novant Health, Winston Salem, NC; Steve Duncan, President-elect, Senior Account Executive, FirstPoint Collection Resources Inc; Tim McElderry, Treasurer, Special Projects Controller, Carolinas Healthcare System, Ken Vance, Senior VP Healthcare, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Kent Thompson, Dixon Hughes Goodman served on the National Chapter Advancement Team.  Kimberly Coker, Novant Health, was elected Regional Executive Elect-Elect  for HFMA Region IV.  The Chapter received the following recognition: the Charles F Mehler Gold Award for Excellence in Education and four Helen M Yerger Special Recognition Awards for:  Member Communication – Re-Design of chapter website; Education – Revenue Cycle Roundtable; Membership Recruitment and Retention – Student Initiatives/Student Outreach on Networking and Business Careers in Health Care; Improvement – Sponsorship Program Transformation.  The chapter also shared in multi-chapter Helen M Yerger Award for the Region IV Mid-Atlantic Conference  in August 2012.  Camey Thomason was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award.  Medal of Honor winners were Ronald Cook, Philip Manz, and Kimberly Coker.  The Muncie Gold Merit Award was presented to Kevin Leder.  The Reeves Silver Merit Award was presented to Linda Crowshaw and Ken Vance.   The William G Follmer Merit Award was presented to Elaine Peeler.  Linda Darden was presented the Chapter’s Best Paper award, Anne McGeorge won second place and Kathy Wood and Lisa Walter earned Honorable Mention.  Three members were awarded Chapter Life Membership – Gladys Mills, retired member of Beaufort County Hospital; Oren Wyatt, FHFMA, retired Senior VP of Carolinas Healthcare System; and Lynwood White, FHFMA, CPA retired CFO of Randolph Hospital.  The Chapter created an Assistant Treasurer to assist the Treasurer.  The chapter year ended with 948 members and approximately 98 members participated in Matrix.  The chapter had 100 certified members.

  
2013-2014

Steve Duncan, President, Senior Account Executive, FirstPoint Resources, Greensboro, NC; Tim McElderry, President-elect, Special Projects Controller, Carolinas Healthcare System; Treasurer, Ken Vance, Senior Vice President, Healthcare, Bank Of America; Bill Bedsole, FACHE,FHFMA, Secretary, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance; Carol Barron, Assistant Treasurer, Corporate Director, Business Development and Sales, Novant Health; Kimberly Coker, Novant Health served as Immediate Past President and HFMA Region IV Regional Executive Elect, Kent Thompson FHFMA, Manager Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC served on the National Chapter Advancement Team. The Chapter received the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award of Excellence for Education, The Bronze Award of Excellence for Certification and four Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards: Member Service, “Celebrating 60 Years- Diamond Anniversary 2014 Annual Meeting”; Improvement, “Leadership Restructure”; Education, “Physician Practice Summit” and Innovation, “Community Service Projects-NCHFMA Gives Back”. The Chapter also shared in the Multi-Chapter Helen M. Yerger Award for the September 2014 Region IV Mid Atlantic Conference “Collaboration with Region IV Mid Atlantic Meeting”. The Chapter established the “Robert L. Barber Certification Award” in memory of Bob Barber for his contributions to the Chapter and his passion for certification and higher education. Amy Harrison Crews and Joseph Dolan received the Certification Award. Kevin Leder was the recipient of the Chapter’s John H. Ketner Award and received First Place Best Paper Award. Michelle Reese received Second Place Best Paper Award and Ray Poole and Kathy Wood received Honorable Mention for Best Paper. Founder’s Awards were awarded to the following: Robin Nichols, Craig Wade and Michael Page received the William G. Follmer Bronze Award; Timothy Owens, Sharilyn Reese and Veda Williams received the Robert H. Reeves Silver Award; Sidney Stern and Cameron Thomason received the Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award. We ended the Chapter year with 893 members. 85 are certified. 107 members participated in the Chapter Matrix. 2013/14 charities were Habitat for Humanity and Wine to Water. 

  
 2015 - 2016 Kenneth W. Vance, MBA, ACHE, President, Senior Vice President Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare; Bill Bedsole, FACHE,FHFMA, President-Elect, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance; Carol Barron, FHFMA, MBA, MHA, Secretary, Corporate Director, Business Development and Sales, Novant Health; April York, Treasurer, Senior Director of Patient Finance, Novant Health; Tim McElderry, Immediate Past President, Special Projects Controller, Carolinas Healthcare System; and Kimberly Coker, MHA, Assistant Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, Cone Health, served on the National Chapter Advancement Team. The Chapter received the Sister Mary Gerald Bronze Award for Education as well as Membership Growth and Retention, the Silver Award of Excellence for Certification and two Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards for Innovation and Improvement. Tim McElderry, immediate Past President, was recognized for his efforts on Record Retention and Founders Policy. Tim McElderry will work with Region 4 to electronically store our Chapter records and to identify missing required documents. A donation of $300 was submitted to the Social Justice Consortium to assist families impacted by the floods in the greater Columbia, SC region. The Chapter participated in World Pancreatic Cancer Day to honor the life of Amelia Bryant, who passed away in late 2014 after a 7 week battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Amelia served as VP, Financial Services at NCHA for 10 years and was extremely active with HFMA for many years through NCHFMA, Region 4 and National. Hans Wiik was the inaugural Amelia Bryant Distinguished Lecturer during the annual meeting in March 2016; NCHFMA elected to contribute our speaker honorarium to the college fund of Sarah and Joseph O’Connor. Their mother, Chris O’Connor, fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was a peer, friend, and mentor to many in the Winston-Salem healthcare community; Founder Awards were presented as follows for their volunteer efforts: William G. Follmer Bronze Award – Ty Carson, Debbie Hoffman, Lisa Morgan, Laurie Shoaf, and Arianna Zibilich; Robert H. Reeves Silver Award – Stephen Marshall, Lori Collins, Craig Wade, Christine Sibley, and Sherry Keck; and Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award – Jeff Wakefield and Sarah Goodman. The HFMA Medal of Honor recognition was awarded to: Kevin A. Leder, CPA, Joseph E. Molis, FHFMA, and Rex Street. The John H. Ketner Award was presented to Elaine Peeler. Best Paper Awards presented to: $500  Kimberly Gore, Craig Brondyke, Bill Howard, and Amy Bibby – 501R Regulations And The Provider’s Responsibility; $300 Laurie Shoaf- Optimizing Self Pay Collections With Account Scoring And Segmentation; $100 Laurie Shoaf-Transform The Way You Manage Self Pay; $100 Sheldon Hamburger- A Conversation On BCPI Model 2,Part 1. The William H. Moffitt Scholarship was presented to Crystal Miller Moore, MHA Candidate at UNC-CH 2016. The NCHFMA “High Score” for the “Robert L Barber Certification Award” was awarded to Rodney E. Ball, CHFP. Chapter Life Membership was awarded by National to two members: Eb Preuninger and Steve Duncan. The Chapter submitted its 1st Chapter Strategic Innovation Funding application for Healthcare Women Leadership: Collaboration in Action & Early Careerist Networking.  The funding application was focused on Women in Leadership (Education Innovation Award) and Early Careerists (Networking Innovation Award). The Chapter ended the Chapter year with 914 members, of which 10.6% or 97 were certified. 
  

 

 

 

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