In 1972, IHA hosted its inaugural Administrative Professionals Conference. More than four decades later, we continue to come together annually to celebrate the talented administrative professionals who are keeping our health organizations running smoothly. Every day these individuals exceed standards of excellence by providing outstanding support in their facilities. IHA’s Annual Administrative Professionals Conference is intended to provide fresh new ways to excel in the areas of professional development, personal leadership, health and happiness.
Thanks to all who attended the 2019 conference! Congratulations goes out to Tricia Raney of Community Health Network, the 2019 recipient of the Administrative Professional Excellence Award!
Download slides from Michelle Parise's presentation. (Note: You'll need to zoom in on a couple of her very detailed slides in order to easily read them.)
View photos from the event on Facebook (@IHAadminprof). Feel free to tag yourself, your colleagues, and your hospital. We are already beginning to think about next year's conference. Bookmark this page and check back for details on next year's event!
The Administrative Professional Excellence Award
One of the most exciting aspects of our conference is the awarding of the Administrative Professional Excellence Award. IHA established the award to recognize outstanding support staff service within our member hospitals.
We need your help in identifying Hoosier role models who keep your organizations functioning efficiently. The award bears the name of an individual whose service to Indiana hospitals as an IHA staff member was truly exemplary. Mikell Brown was an administrative assistant in education and communications for 25 years. She was a tireless, trustworthy resource on all association issues and a mentor to all of our new employees.
We need your help in identifying Hoosier role models who keep your organizations functioning efficiently. Anyone employed at your facility can nominate a deserving individual. Download the nomination form and return it with as many testimonials and as much supporting documentation as you wish. This will help our Awards Committee get to know your candidate and the impact they've made on your organization and the community.
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