OHIMA celebrates the remarkable contributions of Ohio HIM professionals with the OHIMA Achievement Awards.  Award nominations are accepted in September/October each year.  Nominees are evaluated by a volunteer committee and awards are presented during the OHIMA Annual Meeting in March. 

View past OHIMA Achievement Award Recipients


Distinguished Member Award

OHIMA's highest honor, the Distinguished Member Award has been established to recognize a member of our association who has demonstrated, throughout their career, exceptional service and leadership to OHIMA.


Professional Achievement Award 

The Professional Achievement Award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in a specialized area of our profession or to recognize an individual who exemplifies excellence in Health Information Management by bringing credit to the association and our professional community.


Ambassador to Education Award

The Ambassador to Education Award honors an outstanding clinical practice site supervisor or other HIM professional who has contributed significantly to Ohio’s Health Information Management and/or Health Information Technology Programs.


Rising Star Award 

The Rising Star Award recognizes an emerging leader and OHIMA member. The award recognizes active OHIMA members who are within 5 years of initial AHIMA certification for achievements and contribution to HIM and who demonstrate a significant potential for future innovation, creativity, and leadership.