Seeking Nominations for the WVHIMA Distinguished Member Award

Each year, WVHIMA likes to recognize one member for outstanding service within the organization. This award is known as the WVHIMA Distinguished member award. This person will have made an exceptional impact through volunteerism to WVHIMA, AHIMA, and other health information management organizations. They will have made an outstanding achievement in professional practice, through leadership in education, and also made contributions in research or published materials.

This prestigious award can be presented only once in a member’s lifetime.

Nominations will be accepted through March 4, 2019.

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, and
  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.