3 Members Receive CHIME Awards at Fall Forum
Candace Stuart – Director, Communications & Public Relations
One retired CIO and two active CIOs took to the stage on Oct. 31 at the 2018 CHIME Fall CIO Forum in San Diego to accept 2018 CHIME awards.
The CHIME Board of Trustees surprised former Board Chair Bill Spooner, who retired in 2014 from Sharp HealthCare, with a Legacy Award. The award was given in recognition of Spooner’s many contributions to CHIME. This year alone, he chaired the Most Wired Governing Board, participated on the CHIME Opioid Task Force and served as a member of the Public Policy Steering Committee. Read more here.
Omer Awan, senior vice president and CIO at Navicent Health, received the Transformational Leadership Award for reshaping his team in just two years to become valuable partners within the health organization. “Today, IT is considered a strategic asset and looked upon as an innovative and customer-oriented group that is consistently raising the bar for gold-standard customer service,” said Ninfa M. Saunders, president and CEO at Navicent Health. “Omer has fostered the spirit of innovation within the IT team and the organization as a whole.” Read more here.
Simon Lin, chief research information officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, won the Innovator of the Year title for work using virtual reality to help pediatric burn victims through their recovery. His team developed a virtual reality-based game that children can watch or play by wearing a headset. The game distracts them, and the headset shields their view while their dressings are being changed. Read more here.