Administrative Professional Excellence


IHA established the Administrative Professional Excellence Award in 2014 to recognize outstanding support staff service. We need your help in identifying the Hoosier role models who keep your organizations functioning efficiently. Distributed at IHA’s Annual Meeting, the award bears the name of an individual whose service to Indiana hospitals as an IHA staff member was indeed exemplary. 

Mikell Brown was an administrative assistant in education and communications for 25 years. She was a tireless, trustworthy resource on all 
association matters and a mentor to all of our new hires ​at IHA.

If you know an administrative prof​essional who goes above and beyond the call of duty, please consider nominating them. 

  • Download the nomination form below and complete the nomination process. Feel free to shar​e it with your leadership team; anyone associated with an IHA member can make a nomination.
  • Nominations are due April 30, 2024.
  • The award will be presented at the IHA Administrative Professionals Conference on July 18.
  • Please direct completed forms and questions to Molly Kelly at​.

2024 MRB Award Nomination.pdf
2024 MRB Award Nomination.docx


2023 -  Katie Wells, Baptist Health Floyd​

2022 -  Debra Swain, Good Samaritan Hospital​​

2021  -   Ann Hazelwood, Margaret Mary Health, Batesville​

2020 - Robin Clark Meffert, Schneck Medical Center, Seymour 

2019 - Tricia Raney, Community Health Network

2018   - ​ Linda P. Smith, Indiana University Health North Hospital, Carmel​

2017   -  Sue Wood, Beacon Health System, South Bend

2016  -  Suzi Sievers, Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes

2015  -  Linda Hartman,  St. Vincent Anderson Regional, Anderson​

2014  -  Beth Auker, Jay County Hospital, Portland​