The ILHIMA Board would like to recognize two ILHIMA members who have won the AHIMA Triumph Award for 2013.
The Triumph Awards will be given at the AHIMA 85th National Convention in Atlanta, GA, October 28th-30th, 2013.
Margaret has been a member of the ILHIMA Board and as an Educator. In her current role, as the Chair of the HIM Department at College of Lake County. Margie is very passionate and enjoys teaching. She is well respected by her peers, faculty from College of Lake County and her students. She actively promotes the Health Information Management Profession and the education of tomorrow’s leaders which she is actively involved at the National and State level. She is truly a leader!
Heather has been a member of the ILHIMA and CIHMA Board. She is an active member of the HIM Program Advisory Board of Illinois State University. Heather has been instrumental in implementing the strategies to update the CHIMA operations and lead the organization forward in numerous areas. She conducted a complete review and revision of the organizational policy handbook. She utilized the organization website to ensure access for the entire central region, thus allowing for greater distribution of information and efficient use of limited resources. Heather advocated ILHIMA initiatives and actively endorsed members to become volunteers. In addition, Ms. Shankland has participated as a member of the ISU program advisory board. Heather is a dedicated professional whose expertise is sought by peers in the Central Illinois region. She is a resource for Health Information programs in the region and has accepted speaking engagements with students and professional organizations promoting the Health Information profession.
Congratulations Margaret and Heather, ILHIMA is very proud to have such exceptional HIM professionals as both of you are role models for our profession!