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A Note from the ACDIS Director: Nominate a colleague for the ACDIS Achievement Awards

CDI Strategies, February 4, 2016

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By: Brian Murphy, ACDIS Director 

Got a great colleague, or know of a terrific CDI peer? Nominate them for the ACDIS Achievement Awards! 

As you probably saw in last week’s CDI Strategies, we just welcomed four new ACDIS Advisory Board members into the fold. These folks do quite a bit of work that goes unnoticed. One of their achievements in the last quarter of 2015 was revising what had been our CDI Professional of the Year awards. Through their hard work we now have an expanded, more inclusive set of honors we are calling the ACDIS Achievement Awards.

In the past we honored one CDI Professional of the Year and two Recognition of CDI Professional Achievement winners. In 2016, the CDI Professional of the Year award will continue to represent our association’s highest honor. This individual demonstrates great accomplishments both in their facility and within the greater industry, through serving on an ACDIS board, committee, local chapter, or providing advice and mentoring to others within their community.

We will also honor one individual with Recognition of CDI Professional Achievement award. The successful nominee for this honor would be someone who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in their hospital.

We’ve also added two entirely new awards to acknowledge the incredible growth and expansion of the CDI profession.

The first is our Rookie of the Year award. This honor will recognize an outstanding newcomer who has been in the CDI profession no more than two years at the time of submission. CDI is an exploding profession and if you have a newcomer who has exceeded expectations and is on their way to CDI superstardom, nominate them!

The next is our Excellence in Provider Engagement award. One of the many great ways the CDI profession is expanding is the addition of physician advisors, who have greatly increased the buy-in of medical staffs. And we’re seeing some CDI departments allow reviewers to grow into educators, presenting in front of physician specialties or engaging in one-on-one mentoring. These are two great potential candidates for this award.

If you haven’t been to an ACDIS conference to see the type of recognition these folks receive, you’re missing out. They’ll be honored in front of 1,500 of their peers on Day 1 with a description of their achievements and a reward they’ll treasure forever. Our CDI Professional of the Year also gets to attendee the conference for free.

Some important industry names that you might recognize have taken home these awards, including Karen Newhouser, Don Butler, Nancy Ignatowitz, and others.

Of course your peers can’t win if you don’t nominate them. We’ve made it as easy as possible with an online form. Just fill out the fields, explaining why your candidate is a CDI rock star, attach any letters of recommendation or other supporting documentation, and send it off.

The deadline is Friday, February 5.

For more information or to get started with a nomination check out our awards page here:

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