Pictured left to right: Christopher Scott, Dean of Health and Patient Simulation, Laura Piquette, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, CDIP – Faculty, 2018 Award winner – Vania Benavides, HIIM graduate, Tracey McKethan, MBA, RHIA, CCA – Program Director, Health Information Technology, presented by MaHIMA Past President, Walter Houlihan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

MaHIMA awards recognize our members and others for their outstanding contributions to our association and to our profession 2020-2021 Recipients. 


MaHIMA Individual Achievement awards recognize the Best of the Best for their contribution to our profession and to the association.

Our awards are annually given at our Winter Meeting in February.  The following individuals were honored:

Michele Wrightson, CCS-P- 2020 Mentor Award
Anne Tarantino, RHIT- 2020 Outstanding New Professional Award
Karen Grant, RHIA, CHP2020 Distinguished Member Award

MaHIMA Award

Award Submission Deadline

Award Presentation

Member Recognition (no submission required – recognizes 25+ years of membership) Fall Meeting September 23,2020
HIM Advocacy Award October 23, 2020 Dot Wagg Seminar Series
November 6 & 13, 2020
Individual Achievement Awards:
Outstanding New Professional Award
Champion Award
Outstanding Mentor Award
Professional Achievement Award
Distinguished Member Award
Mentor Award
January 24, 2021 Winter Meeting
February 5, 2021
HIM Team Excellence Award March 2021 At facility during HIP week
March 2021
Student Achievement Award (no submission required – winners named by program directors) At school during May 2021 TBD


Retired Past Award Program Winners – These awards are no longer given by the association, but we still want to recognize the efforts of these award winners.  Thank you for your continued support in MaHIMA.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Janis Tse, Chair, MaHIMA Awards Committee.  Nominate here!