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Membership Services & Networking Committee

Membership Services & Networking Committee

The Membership Services and Networking Committee is responsible for the growth and retention of the membership of the New Jersey chapter of HFMA. The committee consistently evaluates membership needs and facilitates solutions to deliver exceptional value to our members. In addition, the committee provides various networking opportunities focused on teamwork, collaboration and knowledge sharing among our members.

Key Areas of Opportunity
  1. Grow membership with focus on young professionals and providers outside of traditional acute care focus (home health, nursing home, SNFs, ASCs, physician groups, etc)
  2. Retain existing members by consistently delivering the value of HFMA membership through education and other benefits (discounts, recognition, etc)
  3. Improve networking by offering a more diverse variety of events and opportunities, both within education sessions and outside of sessions
Results of Initial Brainstorm
  1. Grow membership with focus on young professionals and providers outside of traditional acute care focus (home health, nursing home, SNFs, ASCs, physician groups, etc)
  2. Retain existing members by consistently delivering the value of HFMA membership through education and other benefits (discounts, recognition, etc)
  3. Improve networking by offering a more diverse variety of events and opportunities, both within education sessions and outside of sessions

Growth/Networking

  1. Target Gen Y'ers for new membership via grad programs with healthcare-related MHA and MBA
  2. Organize events throughout North / Central / South NJ
  3. Set calendar ahead of time and publish to members
  4. Remodel new member welcome package - include "HFMA 101" and networking sessions
  5. Organize group volunteering events in the community
  6. Looking into options at the NJ AI in Atlantic City
  7. Offer free educational workshops to new members
  8. Integrate group activities / games into education sessions for additional, stress-free networking

Retention

  1. Organize a 60th anniversary event for NJ HFMA to honor past presidents and promote additional networking (DJ, vendor sponsors, cocktail reception, etc)
  2. Hold CFO panels quarterly for various committees (exclusive "invitation only" roundtable discussions)
  3. Long term member recognition (10 years or greater? Offer a free education session or other discount/benefit)
  4. Announce 5 year anniversaries in Garden State Focus magazine with free education session or other discount
Committee Chair

Thomas C Streko
Company: Kforce
 Phone: (908) 578-3980

E-mail: tstreko@kforce.com
Committee Co-Chair

Peter Demos
Company: MERIDIAN HEALTH
 Phone: (732) 751-3378

E-mail: pdemos2@gmail.com