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Another Round of Applause for HIMSS Awards and Scholarship Recipients

HIMSS Awards and Scholarships

From outstanding service in health information and technology to ongoing leadership throughout a career, the HIMSS Awards and HIMSS Foundation Scholarships honor members whose achievements and dedication support healthcare transformation through information and technology.

HIMSS Joint Awards

ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award
Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP

CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award
Randy McCleese, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS HIMSS-AMDIS

HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award
Colin A. Banas, MD, MSHA

HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award
Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB, RN, BC, FAAN

SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management Engineering/Process Improvement Award
Kevin Nortrup, CPHIMS, CSEP

HIMSS Service Awards

HIMSS North America Board of Directors Service Award
Diane M. Carr, MA, FHIMSS
Patricia L. Hale, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS
Beth Halley, RN, MBA, FHIMSS
Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS

Book of the Year Award
Susan T. Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, CHCIO
Leading Healthcare IT: Managing to Succeed

Distinguished Fellows Service Award
Liz Johnson, MS, FAAN, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC

HIMSS Early Careerists Service Award
Daniella Nelson, CMRP, PMP

Most Influential Women in Health IT Award
Ann O'Brien, RN, MSN, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Jessica Kahn, MPH
Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN
Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono, MD, MBA, FACS

John A. Page Outstanding Service Award
David Kendrick, MD, MPH, FACP

Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award
Susan Murphy, RN, BSN, MS

HIMSS Chapter Awards

Chapter Leader of the Year Award
Chad Cothern, BSN, RN, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Chapter of the Year Award
Large Chapter - Dallas/Fort Worth
Medium Chapter - Indiana
Small Chapter - Louisiana

2017 Chapter Advocate of the Year
Hank Fanberg, FHIMSS, Louisiana Chapter Advocacy Chair

Board of Director Service Awards
Beth Halley, RN, MBA, FHIMSS
Diane M. Carr, MA, FHIMSS
Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, MACP, FHIMSS
Patricia L. Hale, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS

HIMSS Member Awards

New Life Fellow Members
James R. Cramer, MSIA, CHCIO, LFHIMSS, LCHIME, FCHIME
Lawrence E. Dux, BSIE, MBA, CPHIMS, LFHIMSS
Nancy Grey Stetson, CPHIMS, LFHIMSS
John Hansmann, MSIE, LFHIMSS, DSHS
Cindy McKinney, MBA, PMP, LFHIMSS
Dennis Y. Sato, CPHIMS, LFHIMSS
Gregory Walton, CHCIO, LFHIMSS
Reza Ziaee, MA, MSE, MBB, PhD, LFHIMSS

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships

Read the full blog post about these award recipients

HIMSS Arizona Chapter Scholarship
Hiral Chetan Soni

HIMSS Foundation Scholarship – Undergraduate
Zainab Ali, CCA HIMSS

Foundation Scholarship – Master’s
Vijaya Priya, Rama Vijayasarathy

HIMSS Foundation Scholarship – PhD
Sharon J. Giarrizzo-Wilson, MS, RN-BC, CNOR

Richard P. Covert, PhD, LFHIMSS Scholarship for Management Systems
Sindy (Yin-Shun) Chiu, BSN, RN

H. Stephen Lieber Innovator Scholarship
Aliesea Rae Smith, HIIM

HIMSS South Florida Chapter Scholarship
Krista Riveron, JD HIMSS

Virginia Chapter Scholarship
Christine Hou

Nicholas E. Davies Awards of Excellence

Western U.S. Region
Nicholas E. Davies Community Health Award
Lanai Community Health Center – Lanai, Hawaii
Petaluma Health Center – Sonoma County, California

Nicholas E. Davies Enterprise Award
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford Children’s Health – Palo Alto, California

Midwestern U.S. Region
Nicholas E. Davies Ambulatory Award
Northern Ohio Medical Specialists – Sandusky, Ohio

Nicholas E. Davies Enterprise Award
Advocate Healthcare – Downers Grove, Illinois
The Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, Ohio
Henry Ford Health System – Detroit, Michigan 
Nebraska Medicine – Omaha, Nebraska

Southern U.S. Region
Nicholas E. Davies Enterprise Award

Lafayette General Health – Lafayette, Louisiana
Memorial Hermann Health Systems – Houston, Texas
Miami Children’s Health System – Miami, Florida
Novant Health – Charlotte, North Carolina
Parkland Memorial Hospital – Dallas, Texas
UT Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, Texas

Eastern U.S. Region
Nicholas E. Davies Ambulatory Award

Kressly Pediatrics – Warrington, Pennsylvania

Nicholas E. Davies Community Health Award
Unity Health Care – Washington, DC

Nicholas E. Davies Enterprise Award
Children’s National Health System – Washington, DC
Lehigh Valley Health Network – Allentown, Pennsylvania
NYU Langone Health – New York City, New York 

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