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Vidant Health team members receive awards for outstanding performance in respective fields of service

June 08, 2017 by Amy Holcombe

GREENVILLE – Two Vidant Health team members and one department received awards from state and national organizations for their contributions to their specialties.

Tammy Downum, operations manager for Health Information Management Services at Vidant Bertie, Vidant Chowan, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan and The Outer Banks Hospital, won the North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA) Foster Award at the April state meeting in Concord, NC. The Foster Award recognizes members of NCHIMA who demonstrate knowledgeable, effective and proactive interaction with North Carolina regional associations for the purpose of building and growing the association’s advocacy operations and effectiveness within NC. Tammy has held several leadership roles in NCHIMA and is currently serving as the NCHIMA Delegate for Legal Affairs.

The Health Information Management Services team at Vidant Health received the Summit Award for Clinical Documentation and Coding Technology at the 3M Client Experience Summit conference. 3M works with more than 5,000 health care organizations to deliver software and services to help companies succeed and keep them moving forward in an ever-changing health care world. This award honors 3M customers who have demonstrated excellence in planning and executing exceptional clinical documentation and coding programs. The collaboration between the clinical documentation and coding teams at Vidant Health coupled with their use of the 3M technology has supported efforts to improve accuracy while both increasing and effectively measuring productivity for all Vidant Health team members.

Barbara Lee, an end-stage renal disease clinical social worker with Transplant Services at Vidant Medical Center, was honored at the national conference for the American Society of Transplantation (AST) in Chicago, IL. President, Dr. Anil Chandraker, awarded Lee for her contributions to the transplant field with the 2017 AST Advocacy Award. The awardee is chosen for their work in improving the care of patients and/or organ donors by increasing the visibility of the AST community, acknowledging diversity and creativity to improve the transplant field and promoting AST and organ donation awareness.

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