Pictured left to right: Christopher Scott, Dean of Health and Patient Simulation, Laura Piquette, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, CDIP – Faculty, 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 2019-2020 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:

Lynn Salois, RHIT, CDIP, CCS- Mentor Award
Ellen Butler Vaitkunas, RHIA- Professional Achievement Award
Georgette Wilson, RHIADistinguished Member Award

MaHIMA Award

Award Submission Deadline

Award Presentation

Member Recognition(no submission required – recognizes 25+ years of membership)Fall Meeting September 20, 2019
HIM Advocacy AwardOctober 20, 2019Dot Wagg Seminar
November 1, 2019
Individual Achievement Awards:
Outstanding New Professional Award
Champion Award
Outstanding Mentor Award
Professional Achievement Award
Distinguished Member Award
Mentor Award
November 30, 2019Winter Meeting
February 7,  2020
HIM Team Excellence AwardFebruary 23, 2020At facility during HIP week
March 2019
Student Achievement Award(no submission required – winners named by program directors)At school during May 2019 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!