The Healthcare Financial Management Association is a national organization for health care financial management professionals comprised of members employed by hospitals, integrated delivery systems, long-term and ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, medical group practices, public accounting and consulting firms, insurance companies, government agencies and other health care organizations. The Kansas chapter, known as the Sunflower chapter, has committed to providing its members with quality education programs, career and professional development resources and a forum to facilitate an exchange of ideas, information and experience. The Sunflower chapter has been recognized nationally for each of the past six years by winning the Charles F. Mehler Gold Award for education, attaining some of the highest number of education hours per member in the nation.
Information regarding publications, chapter information, certification programs, educational programs, membership and much more is available on the HFMA Sunflower chapter's website https://hfmaregion8.org/sunflower and Region 8 website https://hfmaregion8.org. In addition to their regular membership, HFMA offers membership to faculty members, as well as student membership. To learn more about HFMA, contact Patrick Whisennand, HFMA Sunflower chapter president, at (316) 255-8965 or Shannan Flach, KHA liaison, at (785) 276-3132.
We strive to bring members of the Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter of HFMA educational seminars that address current issues and are presented by renowned health care speakers. Our meetings are usually held quarterly and are presented in a variety of localities around the state.
Patrick Whisennand – President
Mary Bennett – President Elect
Tanner Wealand – Secretary
John Nelson – Treasurer
Melissa Atkins – Director (2024)
Laraine Gengler – Director (2024)
Michelle Brown – Director (2023)
Bart Kenton – Director (2023)
David Usher – Director (2022)
Debbie Hockenbury – Director (2022)
Shannan Flach – KHA Liaison
Elizabeth Bishop – Past President
Nikki Esquibel – Membership Chair
Tish Hollingsworth – Program Co-Chair
Paula Pedersen – Program Co-Chair
Josh Honn – Corporate Sponsorship
Scott Miles – Social Media/Communications
Danica Case – Founders Awards
Cameron Werth – Audit
VACANT – Professional Excellence
With HFMA's life-long learning, you can stay on top of today's steep learning curve with the profession's premier educational opportunities. HFMA offers national conferences and courses, local seminars, chapter meetings, online learning and onsite education, books and more.