AWARDS 2018: Professional Achievement

Cheryl Rau, RHIT

Winner of 2018 MaHIMA Professional Achievement Award

While finishing her last HIM classes at Fisher College, where she was on the Dean’s List, Cheryl Rau interned at Morton Hospital. Following graduation in 2011, Cheryl returned to Morton as a coder.  After a couple of years she left and moved on to another positon at another facility during which […]

February 13th, 2018|Awards|

2018 AWARDS: Distinguished Member

Walter Houlihan MBA, RHIA, AHIMA Fellow
Winner of 2018 MaHIMA Distinguished Member award

Walter Houlihan is the senior director of Health Information Management and Clinical Documentation at Baystate Health in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Walter has been a director of health information management in major teaching hospitals in New York City and Chicago over the past 35 years. He is past President of the […]

February 7th, 2018|Awards|

2018 AWARDS: Outstanding Mentor

Mary Beth Brouillard, MBA, RHIA,

Winner of 2018 MaHIMA Outstanding Mentor Award

Mary Beth Brouillard was nominated for the MaHIMA Outstanding Mentor Award by Patricia Fountain, BS, RN, MBA, CCDS, a colleague who knows first-hand the impact Mary Beth has on others.  The following is excerpted from the nomination:

I am writing this letter to nominate Mary Beth Brouillard, MBA, RHIA, Market […]

February 7th, 2018|Awards|

AWARDS: HIM Advocacy

Barry Libman Honored with MaHIMA HIM Advocacy Award

MaHIMA announced the selection of Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, as recipient of MaHIMA’s HIM Advocacy Award for 2017. The annual award recognizes individuals who advance the HIM profession with “numerous and long-term contributions.” The HIM Advocacy Award was presented to Barry at MaHIMA’s annual Dot Wagg meeting on Friday, November […]

November 14th, 2017|Awards|



MaHIMA is honoring the following categories, and the period is open those who now, earlier this year to avoid the Holiday crunch.  Please nominate  those who share their excellence!!

Outstanding New Professional Award:  An award to recognize the newly credentialed (within 7 years)

Champion Award:  An award to recognize volunteer service to MaHIMA

Outstanding Mentor Award:  An award that recognizes an […]

October 31st, 2017|Awards|