Announcing the 2016 Chapter Award Recipients

I have the distinct pleasure of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the HIMSS chapter program. There are 55 chapters of HIMSS throughout North America, Puerto Rico, Canada, and India. Chapter leaders are a group of the most brilliant, revolutionary, and passionate volunteers. Every year it is a great challenge to select only three chapters of the year and one chapter leader of the year. Due to the extremely difficult task of narrowing down the selection, we have a rigorous scoring card updated yearly and posted for all chapter leaders to review. The selection process, guided by staff, is fully transparent to our very knowledgeable and experienced Chapters Task Force judges.

Chapter of the Year nominees receive scores based on their chapter engagement, service to members, communication, recruitment, education/professional development, leadership training, advocacy, and innovation. I am very proud of say all the award-winning chapters excelled in all categories.

Small Chapter of the Year: Utah
Medium Chapter of the Year: Central & Southern Ohio
Large Chapter of the Year: Southern California

Chapter Leader of the Year is a very special award. HIMSS is lucky to have over 650 very talented chapter leader volunteers. Their hard work and dedication has made the HIMSS chapter program a success. The Chapter Leader of the Year nomination highlights the tenure of the individual touching on: leadership skills, goals, vision, implementation of new programs/ideas, collaboration, development of other leaders, and overall impact on the chapter.

Chapter Leader of the Year: Connie McGee, Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS, FY15-16 President

I encourage you to share a big congratulations to these hardworking chapters and chapter leader. Their passion towards HIMSS mission has touched thousands of lives. We are so blessed to have these volunteers share their time and talents with us.

Find out more about the  Communities Open House at HIMSS17. Register to attend the HIMSS17 Awards Gala  

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Angie Gorden, senior manager, strategic relations


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