WVHIMA’s Distinguished Member for 2018

Each year, WVHIMA recognizes one member who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession through volunteer services to WVHIMA, AHIMA, and other health information management affiliate organizations, outstanding achievement in professional practice, leadership in education, and contributions in research or published materials.

The 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Member award is Brett Randolph.  Brett is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP), and a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).  Brett has been a member of the West Virginia Health Information Management Association (WVHIMA) for the past 25+ years.  He has been very passionate about all aspects of Health Information Management (HIM) over his 25+ year tenure and has served in various positions within the Health Information Management (HIM) Department.  He is currently employed as the Executive Director of Review Services for Health Information Associates (HIA), located in Pawleys Island South Carolina.

Over the years, Brett has been very active within WVHIMA.  He has served as Nominating Committee Chair, Second-Year Past-President, First-Year Past-President, President, President-Elect, Annual Convention Chair, and First Year Director as well as serving on multiple committees.

Brett lives in Hurricane WV and travels frequently to Pawleys Island.

Brett has been a great mentor and an asset to WVHIMA and the HIM profession.  Congratulations Brett, it is the WVHIMA’s honor to name you as the 2018 Distinguished Member.


Award Application

Every year, WVHIMA recognizes one member for outstanding service within the organization. This award is known as the WVHIMA Distinguished member award.   Nominations are accepted throughout the year until approximately February 5th.

The nominations are tallied by a points system and the person nominated that receives the most points becomes the WVHIMA Distinguished Member for the year. A person may only receive the distinguished member award once in their lifetime. View our list of distinguished members.

To be eligible for nomination the candidates must have made an outstanding contribution to the WVHIMA profession in more than one of the following areas.

  1. Service to WVHIMA Members
  2. Outstanding achievement in professional practice
  3. Contributions in research or published materials.
  4. Leadership in education

Candidates for WVHIMA distinguished member must have been an active member of WVHIMA for eight years or longer.

Only one nomination per member per year is accepted.

Click here to complete the online application.