Local Health Information Professionals Earn Department of the Year

November 11, 2017
Pictured: (L to R: Janice Ham (Regional HIM Consultant), Tabitha Anderson (Health Information Manager), Andrea Puckett (HIM Assistant), Greg Bidwell (SVP, Central Region)

The leaders of the Health Information Department at NHC Smithville were recently recognized as the HIM Department of the Year at the annual NHC Health Information Conference. Accepting the award was Tabitha Anderson, Health Information Manager, and Andrea Puckett, Health Information Assistant. Anderson and Puckett both reside in Smithville. The conference was held September 27-29 in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Award for Health Information Department of the Year is given to the department which performs the best in areas such as Medicare certification, chart analysis, survey deficiencies, physician services, and overall excellence. NHC Smithville’s Health Information team also won the Department of the Year in 2013.

“Ensuring that each patient’s medical record is accurate and complete is of paramount importance at NHC Smithville,” Anderson said. “This recognition is a team accomplishment because it takes each partner: CNA’s, nurses, therapists, and physicians, to assist with health information.” Clint Hall, Administrator, added, “Tabitha and Andrea are a tremendous asset to NHC Smithville. They perform their work in a timely, organized, and skilled manner. They also have a deep commitment to excellence that shows in the professionalism of their work and the way they lead themselves personally. This is a great accomplishment for them and for NHC Smithville.”

For more information about NHC Smithville, visit www.nhcsmithville.com or call (615) 597-4284.

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