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Through its Awards Program, NAHAM provides opportunities for professional growth and national recognition of contributions to the National Association of Healthcare Access Management and to the field of patient access services.  Award recipients are recognized at NAHAM's Annual Educational Conference and Exposition. 

The 2014 Award deadline is April 1.

The nomination form is available by clicking here.

A list of past recipients is available here. 

The Marian Blankenship Award

The Marian Blankenship Award is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of patient access services. The recipient may not be a member of the current Board of Directors.

Procedure:  Active NAHAM members may nominate candidates for the Marian Blankenship Award.  A letter of nomination should be sent to NAHAM by the established deadline describing the nominee's contributions as they relate to the criteria for this award with his/her name, organization, and address. The nominator should include his/her name, title, organization, address and telephone number. The Board of Directors will review all of the nominations and select the recipients by plurality vote. The Marian Blankenship Awards is presented at the annual educational conference.

Murray Rimmer Award

The Murray Rimmer Award was established in 1988 to be a tribute to a major supporter and contributor to NAHAM.  This award is given to an individual or entity who has made a significant and substantial contribution to the development of NAHAM as a national association in the healthcare industry. The nominee may be a current member of the Board of Directors or any of its committees. There is no requirement that the nominee is or has been an active NAHAM member. Procedure: Any Active, Honorary or Business Partner member may submit nominations for the Murray Rimmer Award.  For this award a letter of nomination should be sent to NAHAM by the established deadline describing the nominee's contributions as they relate to the criteria for this award with his/her name, organization, and address. The nominator should include his/her name, title, organization, address and telephone number. The Board of Directors will review all of the nominations and select the recipients by plurality vote. The awards are presented at the annual educational conference.

Doris E. Gleason Publication Award

The Doris E. Gleason Publication Award was established to encourage NAHAM members to gain professional visibility and recognition of written contributions to the patient access services field. 

Criteria:  Original articles as well as articles published in recognized professional journals (including The NAHAM Access Management Journal) or textbooks, monographs, instruction guides or books, chapters in books related to healthcare, and scripts of video/audio productions are eligible for submission. Entries are judged on originality, timeliness, significance of topic, factual accuracy, soundness of reasoning and conclusions, clarity of writing and contribution to the patient access services field. Materials must have been written within two years of submission and entries are limited to one per year.  Original articles should not exceed 3,000 words in length and they should be typed, double spaced, on 8-1/2' paper.  Material based on research underwritten by NAHAM is ineligible for the award.  Procedure: All entries should be submitted directly to NAHAM by the established deadline. A monetary award, determined annually by the Board of Directors, and a certificate are presented to the winning author at the annual educational conference. The winning entry will be considered for publication in The NAHAM Access Management Journal.  Entries are due to NAHAM at info@naham.org on or before March 31.

The Carl Satterfield President's Award

At the September 20, 1995 Board of Directors meeting of NAHAM, the "President’s Award” was officially renamed the Carl Satterfield President’s Award.  Carl Satterfield was a dedicated founding member of NAHAM and this award honors his memory and legacy as a tireless past president of NAHAM.  The Carl Satterfield President's Award is bestowed at the discretion of the sitting NAHAM President and is presented at the annual educational conference.

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