Eligibility: Current CHIME members and their direct reports
Award: $2,000 toward any healthcare IT-related educational event
Jim Turnbull Scholarship CIO Scholarship
Jim Turnbull, FCHIME, LCHIME, is CIO at University of Utah Health Care (UUHC). He has generously funded this scholarship to support the continuing education needs of a CHIME member or their direct report. Jim has spent over 30 years in the health care industry; prior to his position at UUHC, he served as Senior Vice President & CIO of The Children’s Hospital in Denver. He was the recipient of the 2012 CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award, and is a former CHIME Board member and Chair.
The Jim Turnbull Scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 and funds both registration and travel for any healthcare IT-related educational event.
- Current CHIME members and their direct reports.
- Must demonstrate a marked desire to improve their leadership skills.
Application materials required
- Essay: Candidates must demonstrate their interest by submitting an essay. The essay should be completed in several parts, each of which should be between 500 -1000 words.
Part A: This portion of the essay should address the candidate’s vision and goals as a future healthcare
IT leader, how they have demonstrated leadership within their organization, and how this scholarship
will enhance their ability to improve their healthcare IT leadership skills.
Part B: In this section, candidates should identify the top three issues/challenges that he/she believes
CIOs will face in the future and how they might address them.If applicable, candidates should also
address any financial challenges they have at their organization that prohibits them from
otherwise participating in leadership development activities.
Part C: Scholarship candidates must also provide information on what programs they would like to
attend with the scholarship money, and how they would benefit from attending.
- Resume: Scholarship candidates should provide a current resume highlighting achievements of exhibited leadership or leadership potential in the field of healthcare IT.