SOURCE: Healthcare Financial Management Association

Healthcare Financial Management Association

June 24, 2014 16:30 ET

Three New Board Members Assume Office at HFMA

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - June 24, 2014) - During its annual conference in Las Vegas, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors for the 2014-17 term: Martin Arrick, Michael Dewerff, and Carole Faig.

The new Board members bring financial acumen from various healthcare settings to their new roles with HFMA.

Martin Arrick, MBA, MPH, is managing director in the corporate and government ratings group at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. He is the senior analytical leader and group spokesman for the not-for-profit healthcare group. Based in New York, Arrick leads a team of healthcare analysts throughout the country. He has authored numerous publications and special reports on the healthcare sector.

Michael Dewerff, FHFMA, CPA, MBA, is chief financial officer of UnityPoint Health, an integrated health system in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Previously, he served as CFO of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa, and held leadership roles with Banner Health and the accounting firm Eide Bailly.

Carole Faig, CPA, is audit partner and healthcare market segment leader for the Southwest region, Ernst & Young, Houston. She has served on the Women's Home governing board, the BioHouston advisory board, and the advisory board for Rice University's Alliance for Entrepreneurship.

"All three new Board members bring valuable perspectives and expertise to the association," said HFMA president and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "We are fortunate to have a great roster of bright, dedicated finance leaders on our Board."

The three assumed office on June 1, 2014. They join a board that includes representation from the physician and payer communities, reflecting HFMA's growing emphasis on collaboration among key healthcare sectors.

With more than 40,000 members, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) is the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. HFMA builds and supports coalitions with other healthcare associations and industry groups to achieve consensus on solutions for the challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces today. Working with a broad cross-section of stakeholders, HFMA identifies gaps throughout the healthcare delivery system and bridges them through the establishment and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We help healthcare stakeholders achieve optimal results by creating and providing education, analysis, and practical tools and solutions. Our mission is to lead the financial management of health care.

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    Healthcare Financial Management Association 
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