Awards

Founders Merit Awards

  • Established in 1960
  • Recognizes the individual member
  • Founders years:  June 1 to May 31
  • The William G. Follmer Bronze Award (25 points)
  • The Robert H. Reeves Silver Award  (50 points)
  • The Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award (75 points)
  • The Founders Medal of Honor Conferred by nomination of the Chapter Board of Directors

Background

The Healthcare Financial Management Association recognizes that its strength lies in volunteers, who contribute their time, ideas, and energy to serve the healthcare industry, their profession and one another. Active participation in HFMA at the national, regional and/or chapter levels provides members with numerous opportunities for professional development, information, networking, and advocacy. Established in 1960, the Founders Merit Award Series acknowledges the contributions made by HFMA members. These awards are part of a merit-rating plan in which specific activities are assigned a range of point values.

The Founders Merit Award Series was revised in April 2004, returning to its core purpose of “Recognizing the Volunteer in You”. Point categories were adjusted to reflect volunteer activity only – eliminating the accumulation of point allocations and award levels were simultaneously adjusted.

HFMA encourages continuous active participation at the local and national levels. Therefore, the point system and award levels have been established to promote continuous active participation in HFMA.

The Awards

The William G. Follmer Bronze Award is awarded after an individual has earned 25 member points. The award is named after William G. Follmer, who is credited with the creation of the American Association of Hospital Accountants (AAHA) (now HFMA).

The Robert H. Reeves Silver Award is awarded to an individual who has earned 50 total member points. Reeves, an organizing member of the AAHA, was elected president of AAHA in 1956 and was instrumental in creating the structure of AAHA.

The Frederick T. Muncie Gold Award is presented to a member who has earned a total of 75 member points. This award honors Frederick T. Muncie, an organizing member of the AAHA, and the first president of the association (1947-1949). Muncie also assisted in the organization of the first AAHA chapter (First Illinois).

The Founders Medal of Honor was added in 1986 and is conferred by nomination of the Chapter Board of Directors. This prestigious award recognizes an individual who has been actively involved in HFMA for at least three years after earning the Muncie Gold Award, has provided significant service at the chapter, regional and/or national level in at least two those years, and remains a member in good standing. A chapter may nominate members for this award at any time during the year.

Reminders

  • Points to be entered by the chapter and earned by members during the prior fiscal year are reported by the Chapter’s Founders Award Chairperson to HFMA National by the first of August each year. Points to entered by National and earned by members during the prior fiscal year are entered by the same date.
  • After August 1, points are totaled and an award list is generated for each chapter. The Chapter’s Founders Award Chairperson verifies the list, and the awards are then ordered. Awards are presented to individuals by the chapter.
  • Although HFMA National and the chapters track most member points, it is ultimately the responsibility of the individual member to report points earned to the Chapter’s Founders Award Chairperson, who serves as a liaison to HFMA National. Member points are automatically transferred from one chapter to another.
  • Retroactive scoring of points for all categories is permissible if appropriate documentation is provided. However, NO point adjustments are made for activities prior to the June 2004 conversion.
  • No points are earned for serving terms of office of less than one-half of a chapter’s fiscal year for any category; services a member is paid to perform; for chapter participation prior to HFMA membership.
  • Chapter members can view their Founders points on the HFMA National web site under Membership, Manage My Account , in their person profiles through the membership directory area at: http://www.hfma.org.  Any discrepancies between points awarded and points earned should be reported to the Chapter’s Founders Award Chairperson.

Frederick C. Morgan Award

This individual achievement award is the highest personal award presented by HFMA and is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare financial management. Chapter leaders or members submit nominations for the Morgan Award on a prescribed form.

Candidates need not be members of HFMA. Officers and directors of HFMA and members of the Morgan Award Judging Committee are not eligible during their terms of office. Each year, HFMA’s Chairman appoints a committee of HFMA members to judge the various candidates and select a Morgan Award recipient. The nominees are reviewed anonymously (all references to names are obliterated on the form) based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Accomplishments and contributions to the healthcare financial management field
  • Voluntary leadership service as well as awards earned within HFMA
  • Accomplishments and contributions in state, regional and national healthcare activities other than financial management
  • Articles published
  • Lectures and presentations

The deadline for submitting Morgan Award nominations is February 28th each year. The award is presented at Annual National Institute.  The recipient is presented with a handsome plaque.  The only member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter who has received this award is:

1968-69

Robert L. Schultze, FHFMA, CPA

Northeast Ohio Chapter Award
Dale W. Reed Award

At the Directors and Officers’ meeting on November 14, 1967, the Northeast Ohio Chapter established the Dale W. Reed Award for outstanding achievement. This award is given to the member who accumulates the most points based on attendance, service, membership, papers and special projects.

1968-69

James L. Keegan

1969-72

Constance R. Bickers

1972-73

James L. Keegan

1973-74

Constance R. Bickers

1974-76

John J. Kastelic, FHFMA

1976-77

Charles Abbey, FHFMA, CPA

1977-78

John C. Howard

1978-79

Larry G. McManus, FHFMA

1979-80

Donald Pangrac, FHFMA

1980-81

Carolyn A. Wadlinger

1981-82

John C. Howard, FHFMA

1982-83

Marcus L. McQueen

1982-83

Frank Klaus, FHFMA, CPA

1983-84

Richard P. Benedict, FHFMA

1984-85

David A. Lowe, CPA

1984-85

Carolyn A. Wadlinger

1984-85

Robert J. Dibble

1984-85

Dennis Jancsy, CPA

1985-87

Emil E. Hornack, Jr.

1987-88

Carolyn a. Wadlinger

1988-90

James M. Simone

1990-91

Richard L. Marrapese, CPA

1991-92

Richard B. Hogg, FHFMA,CMPA, CPA

1992-93

Douglas R. McCarihan, CPA

1993-94

W. Susan Dempsey

1994-95

Ann C. O’Brien, FHFMA

1995-96

Don P. Paulson, FHFMA

1996-97

William J. Emrhein

1997-98

Eric D. Pohjala, FHFMA

1998-99

Robert S. Monitello, CPA

1999-00

Anthea R. Daniels

2000-01

William D. Keckan, CPA

2001-02

Richard J. Fox

2001-02

Richard J. Fox

2002-03

James E. Hutchinson, FHFMA, CPA

2004-05

David T. Kilmer CHFP, CPA

2005-06

Maureen A. Wood, CPA

2006-07

Christopher Milligan

2007-08

Karen J. Mihalik, CPA

2008-09

Charles S.Josey, CPA, MBA

2009-10

Anna Lang, CPA

2010-11

Michael J. Manfull

2011-12

Susan R. Flaherty, CPA

2012-13

Diane Lilko, CPA

Founders Medal of Honor

1988

Donald E. Long, CPA
Robert Schultze, FHFMA, CPA

1994

Donald G. Pangrac, FHFMA

1995

James M. Simone

1997

Karen L. Talbott, CPA
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1999

Richard Marrapese
Douglas R. McCarihan, CPA

2000

Don P. Paulson, FHFMA

2001

William J. Emrhein
Richard J. Fox
David A. Lowe, CHFP, CPA

2002

William D. Keckan, CPA
Kathleen A. Much
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2003

James E. Hutchinson
Frank M. Klaus
Robert S. Monitello

2005

Anthea R. Daniels
Michael A. Szubski, FHFMA, CPA

2008

Maureen A. Wood, CPA

2009

Suzanne Marie Tschetter, CPA
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2010

Christopher Milligan

2011

Charles S. Josey, CPA
Karen J. Mihalik, FHFMA, CPA
Stephen E. Rybka

2013

Diane Lilko, CPA
Susan R. Flaherty, CPA

2014

Michael R. Vehovec, FHFMA, CPA
Mary Kaye Verbiar, CPA

2015

Carl Ebner
Anna Lang, CPA
Diane Lilko, CPA
Brian C. Nestor, FHFMA, CPA

2017

Donald Urbancsik
Lisa Hilling, CPA
Michael Manfull
Thomas McConnell

Muncie Gold

Past Chapter Winners

1973

Robert L. Schultze, FHFMA, CPA

1980

Donald E. Long, CPA

1990

Donald G. Pangrac, FHFMA

1992

James M. Simone

1994

Karen L. Talbott, CPA

1995

Gerald J. Haggerty
David A. Lowe, CHFP, CPA
Richard Marrapese
Douglas R. McCarihan, CPA

1997

Don P. Paulson, FHFMA
Anthony Puorro

1998

William J. Emrhein
Richard J. Fox

1999

William D. Keckan, CPA
Robert S. Monitello, CPA
Kathleen A. Much

2000

James Hutchinson, FHFMA, CPA
Frank M. Klaus, FHFMA, CPA

2002

Anthea R. Daniels
Michael A. Szubski, FHFMA, CPA

2003

Thomas McConnell

2004

William J. Bogdan, FHFMA

2005

Maureen A. Wood, CPA

2006

Barry L. Franklin, CPA
Suzanne M. Tschetter, CPA

2007

Christopher Milligan

2008

Charles S. Josey, CPA
Karen J. Mihalik, CHFP, CPA
Stephen E. Rybka

2010

Susan R. Flaherty, CPA
Anna Lang, CPA
Mary Kaye Verbiar, CPA

2011

Michael R. Vehovec, FHFMA, CPA
Sandra J. Wolfskill, FHFMA

2012

Michael J. Manfull
Diane Lilko, CPA
Brian C. Nestor, FHFMA, CPA
Carl S. Ebner, CPA

2014

Lisa Hilling
Donald Urbancsik

2015

Justin Williams

2017

Chris Maeder, CPA,FHFMA
Geoffrey Himes, FHFMA, MBA
Joseph Beatty, CPA
Michelle Earich
Nadia Vincenti
Theodore Reddy

Reeves Silver

Past Chapter Winners

1969

Robert L. Schultze, FHFMA, CPA

1975

Donald E. Long, CPA

1987

David A. Lowe, CHFP, CPA
Donald G. Pangrac, FHFMA

1989

Karen L. Talbott, CPA

1990

Gerald J. Haggerty
James M. Simone

1991

Richard Marrapese
Anthony Puorro

1992

Douglas R. McCarihan, CPA

1994

Frank M. Klaus, FHFMA, CPA

1995

Richard J. Fox
Don P. Paulson, FHFMA

1996

William J. Emrhein
Ruth E. Homuth, CPA
William D. Keckan, CPA
Robert S. Monitello, CPA
Kathleen A. Much

1997

Thomas D. McConnell, FHFMA

1998

James Hutchinson, FHFMA, CPA

1999

Thomas B. Meredith, CPA
Thomas P. O'Neill, FHFMA
Michael Szubski, HFMFA, CPA
Mary Kaye Verbiar, CPA

2000

Anthea R. Daniels

2001

William J. Bogdan, FHFMA
Robert Kaliszewski
Donald B. Urbancsik

2002

Dennis P. Janscy, CPA
Allen R. Tracy, FHFMA, CPA
Michael R. Vehovec, FHFMA, CPA
Sandra J. Wolfskill, FHFMA
Maureen A. Wood, CPA

2003

Larry D. McElroy
Lori A. Mitchell

2004

Julia T. DiFrancesco
Barry L. Franklin, CPA
Bradley P. Smith, FHFMA
Suzanne M. Tschetter, CPA
Gary D. Wengerd, CPA

2005


Susan B. Mekinda, FHFMA
James O’Donnell, FHFMA,CPA
William R. Titera, CPA

2006

Matthew T. Huber
Charles S. Josey
Karen J. Mihalik, CPA
Christopher Milligan
Stephen E. Rybka

2007

Carl S. Ebner, CPA
Brian K. Quinn, CPA

2008

Cynthia A. Dormo, FHFMA
Susan R. Flaherty, CPA
Brian C. Nestor, FHFMA, MBA
Anna Lang, CPA

2009

Richard M. Jorz
Robert S. Matitia, FHFMA, CPA
Mary Jane Reedy
Michael A. Scocos

2010

John P. Beirne
Maureen F. Campbell

2011

Jack L. Bailey
Diane Lilko, CPA
Michael J. Manfull

2013

Joseph Beatty
Lisa Hilling
Geoffrey Himes, FHFMA, MBA
Stanley Kasmarcak, CPA
Joseph Varga

2014

Justin Williams

2015

Laurie Rauser, FHFMA

2016

Chris Maeder, FHFMA, CPA, MBA
Theodore E. Reddy
Nadia Vincenti

2017

Michelle Earich

Follmer Bronze

Past Chapter Winners

1962

Robert L. Schultze, FHFMA, CPA

1972

Donald E. Long, CPA

1981

Donald G. Pangrac, FHFMA

1983

David A. Lowe, CHFP, CPA

1984

Gerald J. Haggerty
Ruth E. Homuth, CPA

1985

Dennis P. Jancsy, CPA
Anthony Puorro
Karen Talbott

1986

James M. Simone

1987

Frank M. Klaus, FHFMA, CPA
Richard Marrapese
Thomas P. O’Neill, FHFMA

1988

David R. Carr, LNHA
Douglas R. McCarihan, CPA

1991

Don P. Paulson, FHFMA
William R. Titera, CPA

1992

Richard J. Fox
Daniel J. Harrington, CPA

1993

William J. Emrhein
William D. Keckan, CPA
Larry D. McElroy
Kathleen A. Much
Gary D. Wengerd, CPA

1994

James Hutchinson FHFMA, CPA
Thomas D. McConnell, FHFMA
Robert S. Monitello
Gary Thome

1995

Robert Kaliszewski
Thomas B. Meredith, CPA

1996

Anthea R. Daniels
Mary Ann Freas, CPA
Cynthia Nixon
Michael Szubski, FHFMA, CPA
Allen Tracy
Donald B. Urbancsik

1997

Joseph P. Beatty, FHFMA CPA
Mary Kaye Verbiar, CPA
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1998

William J. Bogdan, FHFMA
Frank P. Cardinale, CPA
Carl S. Ebner, CPA
Peter M. Popovich, CHFP
Timothy R. Shoger
Vicky M. Snyder
Frank T. Sossi, JD, CPA
Michael R. Vehovec, FHFMA
Maureen A. Wood, CPA

1999

Alfred Mansfield
Thomas B. Meredith, CPA
Thomas P. O’Neill, FHFMA
Lori A. Mitchell
Christopher Spring

2000

Richard M. Jorz
Susan B. Mekinda, FHFMA
James O’Donnell, FHFMA, CPA
Joseph E. Varga

2001

Hong S. Chae, CPA
Julia T. DiFrancesco
Susan R. Flaherty, CPA
Marilyn H. Lipka
Brian K. Quinn, CPA
Eugene Thorn III, CPA
Suzanne M. Tschetter, CPA

2002

John P. Beirne
Anthony J. Granito
Karen J. Mihalik, CPA

2003

Joseph Chamberlain, FHFMA,CPA
David W. Fye
Matthew T. Huber
Marian C. Mahoney, CPA
James F. McCauley
Michael A. Scocos

2004

Michael N. Benich
Charles S. Josey
Christopher Milligan
Brian C. Nestor, FHFMA, MBA
Thomas J. Onusko
Kate Wise

2005

Cynthia A. Dormo, FHFMA, MBA
Stanley J. Kasmarcak, CPA
James E. Massey, CPA
Laurie A. Rauser, FHFMA
Stephen E. Rybka
Anna Lang, CPA
John Stone

2006

Maureen F. Campbell
James J. Carnovale, CPA
Barnard A. Weems

2007

Robert S.Matitia, CHFP, CPA
Robert L. Medcalf, Jr.
Mary Jayne Reedy
Peter J. Ryerson

2008

David R. Lang, CPA
Rhonda L. Ridenour, CHFP
Philip N. Wells

2009

Jack L. Bailey
Lisa M. Geiger, CPA
Diane Lilko, CPA
Michael J. Manfull

2010

Charles R. Alderson
Daniel Hardwick
Brian L. Palmer
Claudio Zanin

2011

Jon R. Englander, CPA
Geoffrey Allen Himes, FHFMA, MBA
Theodore E. Reddy

2012

Joseph R. Harrison
Lisa Hilling, CPA
Justin R. Williams
Holly Pelaia

2013

Chris Maeder, FHFMA, CPA, MBA

2014

John Click
Brian Gillette
Kelly Linson

2015

Debora Guillermo
Nadia Vincenti

2017

Barbara French, CPA
Michelle Earich
Robin Beeman
Tracy Cahoon