Rural Health Care


The Rural Health Care Committee is responsible for providing a forum and communication means to identify the needs of HFMA members in rural Minnesota that may not be currently met by the HFMA chapter and/or other organizations.


A. Develop a forum and communications means to meet the needs of HFMA members in rural

B. Coordinate efforts with other related healthcare organizations to effectively deal with rural
healthcare issues.

C. Prioritize issues facing rural Minnesota providers through committee forums, membership
questionnaires or other means of communication.

D. Develop a plan to identify how HFMA can more effectively assist the rural healthcare
membership in dealing with these issues.

E. Provide feedback and recommendations to the Minnesota HFMA Board and appropriate
committees as to how HFMA can meet national, regulatory and other rural member needs.

F. Provide a forum for rural healthcare providers to attend educational programs and networking
opportunities within a regional framework that minimizes travel time.

G. Coordinate any educational programming with the Education Institute Committee to comply with
Davis Chapter Management scoring requirements and to offer a balanced educational
opportunity to the membership.

H. Provide detailed registrant information subsequent to any educational programming to the
Chapter Secretary to facilitate Davis Chapter Management and Founder’s Award scoring.

I. Complete the monitoring and evaluation of any educational programming and communicate the
results to the Education Institute Committee.

J. Attract potential members who may be involved with complimentary professional organizations
and other facets of the healthcare delivery system.


Sue Ankeny