Award Criteria and Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Distinguished Member

NGHIMA member(s) who have made outstanding contributions to the profession at the regional, state, and/or national association level are eligible for this award. Nominee(s) may be cited for a) specific contributions that occurred either during the preceding association year or b) contributions that have been ongoing for several years.

With these generous contributions, the individual(s) have:

  • Brought recognition to the HIM profession
  • Contributed to the HIM profession’s body of knowledge

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Outstanding Service

NGHIMA member(s) who have made a significant contribution through service to NGHIMA by demonstrating one or more of the following:

  • Completed a major project for NGHIMA with outstanding results, displaying innovation and creativity.
  • Exemplified exceptional service to NGHIMA
  • Through exceptional leadership, served NGHIMA in a particular role and achieved desired results.

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Outstanding New Professional

The NGHIMA Outstanding New Professional Award recognizes an active member who was credentialed within the last five years and demonstrates significant potential for future innovation, creativity, and leadership ability. This nominee should:

  • Show a desire to think out of the box – take risks and be proactive in leading others through these changes
  • Demonstrate dedication to the HIM profession through active participation in local and/or state HIM activities

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Clinical/Internship Site

To recognize and honor the commitment and expertise of those sites who demonstrate excellence in clinical supervision. Nominations should come from students and instructors of SACS programs. The nominated clinical site should:

  • Provide a clinical site and supervision designed to help multiple students achieve competencies established by AHIMA.
  • Support the training process for new professionals through advising, teaching and serving on panel presentations and/or advisory committees.
  • Serve as a mentor to guide students to new opportunities and encourage enthusiasm for the profession.

Click here to complete the online award nomination form.