INDIAN WELLS, CA, October 17, 2012 – In celebration of CHIME’s 20th anniversary as the healthcare industry’s leading professional organization for chief information officers and other senior IT leaders, CHIME is honoring those who have maintained continuous membership since its inception with the Lifetime Membership designation.
“CHIME is proud to recognize those members who have contributed to CHIME’s success over the past 20 years,” said CHIME President and CEO Richard Correll. “CIOs have stepped into key leadership roles, not for personal glory or recognition, but for the purpose of helping their peers and promoting the wider use of health IT.”
The first group of Lifetime CHIME members were recognized today at the CHIME12 Fall CIO Forum in Indian Wells, Calif.
All Lifetime Members will carry the LCHIME designation.
The inaugural group of 26 CHIME Lifetime Members are as follows:
Gary L. Barnes, LCHIME, FCHIME, CHCIO
Richard Caldwell, LCHIME
Francis H. Cheung, LCHIME
Charles E. Christian, LCHIME, FCHIME, CHCIO
Frank C. Clark Ph.D., LCHIME
James Cramer, LCHIME, FCHIME
Adrienne M. Edens, LCHIME, FCHIME CHCIO
Mark F. Fehling, LCHIME
Andrew T. Fowler, LCHIME
Roland A. Garcia, LCHIME
Mark B. Gorrell, LCHIME
D. Arlo Jennings Ph.D., LCHIME
Ludwig A. Johnson, LCHIME
Dennis P. L'Heureux, LCHIME
David T. McCobb, LCHIME
Kym A. Pfrank, LCHIME
Joseph M. Pleasant Jr., LCHIME
D. Jerome Powell, LCHIME
Patricia C. Skarulis, LCHIME
Bruce D. Smith, LCHIME
John T. Stanley, LCHIME
William W. Stead M.D., LCHIME
Peter B. Strombom, LCHIME, FCHIME
Lynn H. Vogel Ph.D., LCHIME, FCHIME, CHCIO
Richard D. Warren, LCHIME
David A. Weiss, LCHIME
Beginning in 2013, CHIME will award the Lifetime designation to members who have maintained membership for a minimum of 15 years and have either served on the CHIME Board of Trustees or achieved CHIME Fellow status.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving CIOs and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,400 members and over 87 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit www.cio-chime.org.