Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2013
NAPW honors Elise L. Buffington as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in healthcare coverage with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 400 Local Chapters.
“I have a well-rounded career history doing everything from waiting tables in my teens, serving our country in my twenties, to the several positions I have held in healthcare since 1996,” says Ms. Buffington. A seasoned healthcare professional for the past 17 years, Ms. Buffington moved into leadership and finance in 2005 to feed her passion and advocacy for her members and has since been instrumental in creating safe, healthy environments and providing care to over 250,000 people.
As medical office controller at Central Valley Kaiser Permanente, Ms. Buffington utilizes her finance, performance improvement and data analytics expertise to direct all financial functions and processes. She expertly handles budgets, monthly reporting and physician payroll while managing referrals processing and financial controls. With over 15 years of diverse roles within the company, including phlebotomist, pathology technician, analyst, financial manager and up to her current role as controller, Ms. Buffington guarantees that only the highest customer and sponsor satisfaction standards are met.
Ms. Buffington participates in many activities that enrich her civic connections to the community and is devoted to Lodi House, the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity. These selfless endeavors go hand in hand with her mission to touch the lives of all she comes across at Kaiser Permanente. “I want to make a difference in the cost our members pay for healthcare and the services they receive,” she says.
NAPW provides an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect, learn and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, advance their knowledge, exchange ideas and empower each other.