Davis Chapter Management System awards for the 2010-11 year were announced at the 58th Annual Chapter Presidents' Dinner and Meeting during HFMA's Annual National Institute in Orlando.

Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Excellence

HFMA's most prestigious chapter award, the Robert M. Shelton Award for Sustained Excellence is given in recognition of five years of sustained excellence in service to members, and was presented to the New Jersey Chapter.

The Shelton Award is given in recognition of five years of sustained excellence in service to members. This year alone (2010-11) the New Jersey Chapter achieved a Silver Award for Education with 16.6 education hours per member; the Henry C. Hottum Award for Educational Performance Improvement, growing 100.7% over last year's registrant hours; Gold Award of Excellence for Certification with 17 passed exams. The Chapter is also receiving a Bronze Award of Excellence for Membership and five Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards.

In the past five years, the New Jersey Chapter has displayed year-over-year growth in education hours, member counts, and certified member counts. In that time, the Chapter has also earned:

  • Five Hottum awards for educational performance improvement
  • One gold and one silver award for certification excellence
  • Two silver and one bronze award for education
  • One gold and three bronze awards for membership growth and retention
  • 21 Yerger awards

Accepting the Shelton award for the New Jersey Chapter were past-presidents Mary T. Taylor, MBA, FHFMA; Brian P. Sherin, FHFMA; Joseph J. Dobosh, Jr.; Cheryl H. Cohen, FHFMA, MBA; and Dorothy Lindstrom.

The award was one of many honors that HFMA's voluntary leaders accepted on behalf of their chapters. Attendees at the event included 2010-11 Chapter Presidents as well as current Chapter Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Regional Executives, and the HFMA National Board of Directors. The evening's speakers were 2010-11 National Chair Debora Kuchka-Craig, FHFMA; 2011-12 National Chair Gregory M. Adams, FHFMA; 2011-12 National Chair-elect Ralph E. Lawson, FHFMA, CPA; Secretary/Treasurer Steven P. Rose, FHFMA, CPA; and HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA.

C. Henry Hottum Awards for Educational Performance Improvement

The C. Henry Hottum Awards for Educational Performance Improvement were presented to the Alabama, Arkansas, Central New York, Central Ohio, Central Pennsylvania, Colorado, Connecticut, Eastern Michigan, Florida, Great Lakes, Greater St. Louis, Heart of America, Idaho, Indiana Pressler Memorial, Lone Star, Maryland, Massachusetts-Rhode Island, McMahon-Illini, Metropolitan Philadelphia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire-Vermont, New Jersey, North Dakota, Northeast Ohio, Northeastern New York, Northern California, Northwest Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, San Diego-Imperial, Southern California, Southwestern Ohio, Sunflower (Kansas), Tennessee, Texas Gulf Coast, Utah, Washington-Alaska, West Virginia, Western Michigan, Wisconsin, and Wyoming chapters.

Awards of Excellence for Education

The Awards of Excellence for Education recognize chapters that have achieved outstanding performance in educational programming. Like the other awards of excellence, these awards are presented in three tiers.

Charles F. Mehler Gold Awards were presented to the Arkansas, Central Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Hudson Valley NY, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, South Texas, Sunflower (Kansas), West Virginia, Western New York, and Wyoming chapters.

John M. Stagl Silver Awards were presented to the Alabama, Central Ohio, Colorado, Eastern Michigan, Florida, Georgia McMahon-Illini, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, San Diego-Imperial, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Gulf Coast, and Wisconsin chapters.

Sister Mary Gerald Bronze Awards were presented to the Central New York, Greater St. Louis, Indiana Pressler Memorial, Kentucky, Maine Maryland, Metropolitan New York, Rochester Regional, Show-Me of Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southwestern Ohio, and Washington-Alaska chapters.

Awards of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention

The Awards of Excellence for Membership Growth and Retention recognize chapters that have achieved outstanding performance in the growth of membership. The awards are presented in three tiers.

Gold Awards were presented to the Arkansas, Central New York, Central Ohio, Colorado, Connecticut, Eastern Michigan, First Illinois, Florida, Georgia, Greater St. Louis, Hawaii, Heart of America, Indiana Pressler Memorial, Kentucky, Lone Star Maine, McMahon-Illini, Metropolitan New York, Mississippi, New Hampshire-Vermont, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northeast Ohio, Northeastern New York, Northern California, Northwest Ohio, Oregon, Rochester Regional, Show-Me of Missouri, South Dakota, South Texas, Southern California, Southwestern Ohio, Texas Gulf Coast, West Virginia, Western New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming chapters.

Silver Awards were presented to the Alabama, Arizona, Central Pennsylvania, Hudson Valley NY, Metropolitan Philadelphia, Nebraska, Southern Illinois, and Tennessee chapters.

Bronze Awards were presented to the Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts-Rhode Island, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, San Diego-Imperial, and South Carolina chapters.

Awards of Excellence for Certification

The Awards of Excellence for Certification recognize chapters that have achieved outstanding performance in certification support. These awards are also presented in three tiers.

Gold Awards went to the Arkansas, Central Ohio, Central Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Lone Star, Maryland, Massachusetts-Rhode Island, McMahon-Illini, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire-Vermont, New Jersey, North Carolina, Northeastern New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Northern California, Oregon, Puerto Rico, San Diego-Imperial, Show-Me of Missouri, South Texas, Southern California, Southwestern Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia-Washington DC, and Wisconsin chapters.

Silver Awards went to the Connecticut, First Illinois, Louisiana, Metropolitan New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern Illinois, Utah, and Western Michigan chapters.

Bronze Awards went to the Eastern Michigan, Great Lakes, Metropolitan Philadelphia, South Dakota, and Washington-Alaska chapters.

Special Recognition Awards

The Helen M. Yerger Special Recognition Awards were presented to chapters that demonstrated outstanding effort and excellence in programs, services, and administration.

Eleven entries earned awards for multi-chapter projects. Chapters receiving the awards, and their projects, were as follows:

  • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee chapters for Community Service Project; Collaboration
  • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee chapters for Region 5 2011 Dixie Institute; Education
  • Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming chapters for Region 10 Webinars; Collaboration
  • Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee chapters for TriState Winter Institute 2011; Education
  • Central New York, Hudson Valley NY, Metropolitan New York, Northeastern New York, Puerto Rico, Rochester Regional, and Western New York chapters for 2010 HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute; Collaboration
  • Central New York, Hudson Valley NY, Metropolitan New York, Northeastern New York, Rochester Regional, and Western New York chapters for Region 2 Webinar Series; Improvement
  • Central Ohio and Southwestern Ohio chapters for The Autumn Institute in Wilmington; Collaboration
  • Eastern Michigan, Great Lakes, and Western Michigan chapters for Michigan 57th Annual Fall Conference; Education
  • Hawaii, Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, San Diego-Imperial, Southern California, and Washington-Alaska chapters for The Thirteenth Annual Region 11 Healthcare Symposium; Education
  • McMahon-Illini, New Hampshire-Vermont, Virginia-Washington DC, and Wisconsin chapters for On-line Certification Study Group; Innovation
  • Metropolitan Philadelphia and New Jersey chapters for 2010 Annual Institute - Make it Greener, Take it Easier!; Improvement

Individual chapter award recipients and the number of individual awards received were as follows: Alabama Chapter (2), Arizona Chapter, Arkansas Chapter, Central Ohio Chapter (3), Central Pennsylvania Chapter, Colorado Chapter (4), Connecticut Chapter (3), Eastern Michigan Chapter, First Illinois Chapter (2), Florida Chapter (2), Georgia Chapter (2), Great Lakes Chapter (3), Greater St. Louis Chapter, Heart of America Chapter (4), Iowa Chapter, Kentucky Chapter (2), Maryland Chapter (3), Massachusetts-Rhode Island Chapter (3), Metropolitan New York Chapter, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, Mississippi Chapter, Nebraska Chapter (4), New Jersey Chapter (4), North Carolina Chapter, North Dakota Chapter, Northeast Ohio Chapter, Northern California Chapter (4), Oklahoma Chapter, Oregon Chapter (4), Rochester Regional Chapter, San Diego-Imperial Chapter (2), Show-Me of Missouri Chapter, South Carolina Chapter (3), Southern California Chapter, Southern Illinois Chapter, Tennessee Chapter (2), Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (2), Virginia-Washington DC Chapter (2), Washington-Alaska Chapter, and Western New York Chapter.

To Order Additional Copies of Awards

Use the Chapter Awards Order Form to order additional copies of Chapter Awards of Excellence, Yerger Awards, or Hottum Awards directly from HFMA's vendor, Honorcraft Incorporated.

 

Download the complete list of 2010-11 Award Winners or visit the Chapter Awards and Recognition page for more information.