Service and Recognition Awards


NYHIMA is currently accepting applications for the following award categories:

  • Joel Schwartz Recognition: up to three awards of $100 each annually to individuals demonstrating outstanding dedication in the field of medical transcription.
  • Distinguished Member: honors an individual who has made significant contributions at the local, state, and national level in support of the HIM profession.
  • New Professional: honors an individual who has been in the HIM profession for five years or less and has made significant contributions during this time.
  • Author's Award: honors an individual who has published an HIM article, within the past two calendar years, that instructs or guides members with new theoretical concepts or further develops concepts previously presented in another publication.
  • Mentor Award: honors an individual with a record of fostering enthusiasm for the HIM profession, encouraging people to enter the field, and providing ongoing career guidance to new professionals.

Award Nominations Deadline

Applications for 2016-17 awards are due in the Central Office by the close of business on Tuesday, March 31, 2017.

NYHIMA Award Recipients

Click here to view last year's award recipients.