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CHIME Names Scholarship Winners

ANN ARBOR, MI – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce the winners of the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp Alumni Scholarship, CHIME Edge Scholarship and CHIME Women’s CIO Scholarship.

Three healthcare IT professionals, Robert Eardley, Diatta Harris and Nanda Lahoud, were each awarded the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp Alumni Scholarship. This scholarship is given to graduates of the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp who have not yet progressed to the CIO position, and whose education, aptitude, experience and values are consistent with the CHIME Seven CIO Success Factors. The scholarship is given in the amount of $2,500 and may be used for CHIME educational programs including the CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum, the Fall CIO Forum or LEAD Forums.

Eardley is Associate CIO at University Hospitals in Cleveland. He attended the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp in 2006. Harris is Director of Information Technology at Erickson Retirement Communities in Cantonsville Md. She attended the Healthcare CIO Boot Camp in 2005. Lahoud is Administrative Director, Value Realization at Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas. Lahoud completed the program in 2008.

The CHIME Edge Scholarship was given to Carol Roosa, CIO at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The scholarship is meant to help CHIME members at small and/or rural organizations attend CHIME events. IT is awarded to CHIME members at small organizations who would not otherwise be able to attend CHIME educational programs due to restricted or non-existent training and/or travel budgets. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2,500 to be used toward registration fees, travel and housing to any of CHIME’s educational programs.

The first CHIME Women’s CIO Scholarship was awarded to Bridget Haggerty, Vice President and CIO at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore. This scholarship is designed to enable more women CIOs to excel and progress in the healthcare IT industry by offering a $2,500 scholarship toward programs offered by CHIME, CHIME partners or accredited educational institutions.

For more information on CHIME scholarships, visit http://www.cio-chime.org/scholarshipandrecognition/scholarships.asp.

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) was formed with the dual objectives of serving the professional development needs of healthcare CIOs and advocating the more effective use of information management within healthcare. CHIME's events and activities were designed to reflect that purpose, including CIO-oriented surveys, education programs, and networking activities. With membership of over 1,300 CIOs, CHIME has established itself as the premier organization serving the needs of healthcare CIOs. CHIME's educational initiatives are supported by the CHIME Foundation, a group of 67 providers of healthcare IS products and services. To learn more about CHIME and the CHIME Foundation, see www.cio-chime.org.

For further information, contact:

Katie Weitkamp
Communications Coordinator, CHIME
(734) 665-0000

UPDATED: 12/17/2008 1:12:10 PM