Virtual PFS
Virtual PFS
February 17, 2022 - Registration To Come
SAVE THE DATE: May 18 - 20, 2022 in Sandusky, Ohio
SAVE THE DATE: May 18 - 20, 2022 in Sandusky, Ohio
Career Fair & Jim McCauley Scholarship Awarding
Career Fair & Jim McCauley Scholarship Awarding
March 2022 (Date TBD)
Women In Leadership - In Person
Women In Leadership - In Person
April 2022 (Date TBD)

Thank You to Our Platinum and Presidential Sponsors

Northeast Ohio HFMA

Professional Advancement

Our Organization is Focused on Value

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of HFMA is the leading professional resource for finance professionals in all healthcare settings. HFMA helps healthcare finance professionals meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment by providing education and connections to a broad spectrum of industry leaders.

 Prepare for a great 2022 with Northeast Ohio HFMA and save these dates!
January 29: 2021 Awards Gala (In Person, Downtown Cleveland) **In light of the recent surge of covid cases and hospitalizations, we have decided to cancel our Gala event on 1/29**
 February 27: PFS (Virtual, Zoom)
March (Date TBD): Career Fair & Jim McCauley Scholarship Presentation
 April (Date TBD): Women in Leadership (In Person, Location TBD)
May 18-20: Region 6 Conference (In Person, Sandusky)





Dear Friends, when you love what you do, it’s not called work and our Husband/Dad/Grandpa loved not only his job but all the wonderful coworkers he worked with… he considered you part of his extended family. His 35 years in the healthcare industry were filled with fond memories and happy times. Not one for fanfare, Jim would have told us not to fuss. From humble beginnings, Jim believed anyone could achieve their dreams through hard work, commitment, and a willingness to help others. A man of faith, Jim treated everyone he met with respect—his word was his deed. High school sweethearts who became life-long friends, Jim and his wife Pat enjoyed a 57-year marriage, two children, and seven grandchildren. Though Jim enjoyed and lettered in most sports and performed in several high school plays, his most favorite thing to do was baseball. After high school graduation, Jim took some time to play semi-professional ball. A pitcher, showing promise and potential, he was approached by the Cincinnati Reds to join their minor league affiliates. In a decision he didn’t make lightly, Jim said no, deciding it would be better to enlist in the Air Force. Two years later, Jim and Pat were married. In 1965, already an Air Force Veteran, Jim used his GI Bill Benefits to attend the University of Washington where he earned his master’s degree in Business Administration. While attending college, Jim worked at Boeing—just as it began its 747 program. After completing his MBA, Jim accepted the position of Manager at Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska in Seattle, WA. In 1981, Medical Mutual Blue Shield hired Jim to be their Vice President of Claims and Vice President of Professional Provider Relations. The family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. After a few years, Medical Mutual Blue Shield merged with Blue Cross of Northeast Ohio to form Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Northern Ohio. Retaining the position of Vice President of Claims and Vice President of Professional Provider Relations, Jim hosted small gatherings with healthcare industry leaders. Jim joined Quadax in June of 1985. For nearly 36 years, Jim enjoyed working and traveling for his healthcare career and coming to many NEO HFMA Chapter events. Jim loved helping others.


Below are two of Jim’s favorite quotes:


· “Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

· ” Once you commit, do not quit!”


Jim was very dedicated to his passion for learning and his family wants to provide one young woman and one young man student either going into college, already in college, or just graduated, with a scholarship in their father’s name.


Guidelines for the Scholarship:

1. A member of your family must be a current member of NEO HFMA Chapter. We will need the name of the relative who is the NEO HFMA member.

2. Applicant must be either starting in college, already in, or just graduated.

3. Submissions must be at least 600 words. Not including your name etc. This is the body of the letter itself.

4. A descriptive narrative explaining what this scholarship would mean to you and your plans for your future and career. What field do you plan to major in and why?

5. No recommendations are needed.

6. Documentation must reach the email address indicated no later than December 31st, 2021 and must be emailed to Diane Lilko: , with the heading The Jim McCauley Scholarship.

7. Applicant will be judged by a committee of the NEO HFMA Chapter, and winners will be called no later than the third week of January 2022.

8. The Jim McCauley family will be on hand to present you your scholarship at the NEO HFMA Chapter Career Fair in March 2022.

9. The family asks that you be present for the scholarship, but, if you are unable to attend the event, that you call in remotely and have the family member that is a NEO HFMA Chapter Member be present to accept the scholarship on your behalf.

  • Our Leadership Team
  • Brianna Monroe
    Dan Tadiello
    Rachel Rychcik
    Charleen Scott
    Chris Maeder CPA, MBA
    Michelle Earich, CPhT
    Diane Lilko, CPA

    Greg Sanker

    Andrew Richards

    Debbie Slogar

    Barb French

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