Distinguished Fellows Service Award

The Distinguished Fellows Service Award recognizes commendable and long-standing contributions to the Society made by a Fellow Member. The Distinguished Fellows Service Award can be made for a single exceptional contribution, for a sustained contribution, or for a lifetime of exceptional service.


The call for applications is closed. Winners will be notified in December 2016. The call for applications will open again in July 2017.

Eligibility and Required Criteria

The candidate must be a HIMSS Fellow Member in good standing for a minimum of two years.

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional advancement
  • Contributed as a volunteer in the advancement of HIMSS goals and objectives
  • Actively supported HIMSS mission and membership growth
  • Made outstanding contributions to the principles for which HIMSS stands

The Nomination Process

Nominations can be made by any Fellow Member.

  • All nominations are reviewed by the HIMSS Fellow Award Workgroup
  • Staff forward the Workgroup recommendation to the Board of Directors for final review and approval

The nomination for a HIMSS Service award must include:

  • A brief biographical sketch of the individual to be recognized by the award
  • A concise description of the aspects of the person's contribution that cause her or him to be worthy of special recognition by HIMSS
  • at least one letter of reference outlining how the nominee meets the required criteria listed above

The Distinguished Fellows Service Award consists of:

  • Symbol of Recognition
  • Public announcement in an official HIMSS publication
  • Invitation to the Annual Awards Dinner

2015 Winner

Greg Wolverton, FHIMSS


Greg Wolverton, FHIMSS

For more information, contact awards@himss.org.