Shawn Gretz, President of Americollect, has become a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management (FHFMA).
To be awarded the FHFMA distinction, applicants must be credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP); be an HFMA member for at least five years; complete a bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hours from an accredited college or university; and volunteer in HFMA or the healthcare industry. More than 1,700 HFMA members nationwide have achieved this accomplishment in the organization’s 68-year history.
Shawn has been an HFMA member since 2003, including Wisconsin Chapter President in 2016-2017 and Region 7 Regional Executive since 2017. He was recently appointed to the HFMA National Advisory Council (NAC) which began June 1, 2020. In April, Shawn also became a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, allowing him to qualify for this coveted recognition.
“It is a bittersweet moment for me as I earn my Fellowship from HFMA. As much as I have volunteered and given to this great organization, I have received so much back,” said Shawn. “I have created friendships that will last a lifetime. I have watched and learned from great leaders of their respected organizations. And I have received world-class education on the business of healthcare.”
Earning the HFMA Fellowship attests to one’s financial expertise and leadership. HFMA Fellows act as ambassadors to the profession by raising the standard of practice through consistent participation in professional development activities and service to the healthcare finance industry.