Pictured left to right: Marianne Garfi, RHIA, CCS-P, MaHIMA Awards Chair; Danielle Roy, 2018 Student Achievement Award Winner; Diana Skarbek, MHA, RHIA, CCS, Director, Health Information Programs, Fisher College; Hertencia Bowe, M.S., Assistant Professor, Health Information Management, Fisher College; Jackie Judd, CCS, MaHIMA Director of Communications

Fisher College Meet & Greet
By Jackie Judd, Director of Communications

Members of the Communications Committee visited Fisher College Students at their Annual Meet & Greet during HIP Week. There were 23 students in attendance as well as the Program Directors. More than half of the students are already employed in HIM positions or other areas of healthcare. We provided goodie bags with brochures, student activity applications, MaHIMA swag and of course … chocolate!

It was a fun afternoon of getting to know the students and discussing their plans for the future. We encouraged all to join AHIMA and participate in our local MaHIMA activities, not just for the value to their future careers but also for the knowledge sharing and comradery that MaHIMA members know well. We shared with these students several opportunities to get involved, including the Student Committee Members, Student Concierge, Student Board Member Positions, and AHIMA Student Volunteers at Convention in Miami.

During the Meet & Greet we presented the Student Achievement Award to Danielle Roy (Danielle was also the winner of our 2018 Professional Achievement Award).  We had a drawing for two AHIMA/MaHIMA One Year Student Membership dues.

We hope the students will take us up on the invitation and attend future MaHIMA meetings or the annual conference.  Please take a few minutes to engage our students when you see them at MaHIMA events!

If you would like us to visit your school, please contact Jackie Judd.