Beverly Marquez, SFCC’s director of Health Information Technology, Health Occupations and Medical Laboratory Technician programs, received the Missouri Heath Information Management Association (MoHIMA) Outstanding Health Information Management Educator of the Year award at the annual conference April 3-5 in Branson.

SFCC Health Information Technology (HIT) student Kelsey Ehlers of Sedalia nominated Marquez for the award that honors an educator who demonstrates excellence in preparing the next generation of professions for their HIM careers.

In her nomination statement, Ehlers said, ““she (Marquez) goes above and beyond for her HIT students. She is an effective and influential educator. She is readily available by phone or email to answer questions when students need guidance.”

MoHIMA began in 1952 as a non-profit healthcare professional association and today represents more than 2,000 Missouri members. Its mission is to serve members by increasing, promoting and perpetuating the visibility of the health information management profession through education, communication and advocacy.

In the photo: Beverly Marquez (left), SFCC’s director of Health Information Technology, Health Occupations and Medical Laboratory Technician programs, shows her MoHIMA Outstanding Health Information Management Educator of the Year award for which she was nominated by SFCC student Kelsey Ehlers (right).