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May 27, 2022

Inside this Issue:

Board Spotlight - Lora Ramsey

Lora Ramsey
Current Position:  

Director, Health Information Management and Facility Privacy Officer at Gadsden Regional Medical Center, Gadsden, Alabama


BS Degree

Licenses / Certifications / Credentials: 


HIM Volunteer:

AAHIM Chairperson, Bylaws, Policy and Procedure Committee

Previous Roles in HIM: Coding Manager, Asst. Director and Director of HIM at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center Anniston, Alabama


Non-clinical Manager of Year x 2 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center

Something Surprising to Know About Me In 2015, I had a vertebral artery dissection which led to a stroke. By God’s abundant grace and mercy, I have no residual effects to speak of from the incident.

I volunteer as a Vincentian with the St. Vincent de Paul Society through St. James Catholic Church in Gadsden. We go out in pairs to meet with the poorest of the poor in our community to provide friendship, aid and support during their time of need.

How Did I Get Into HIM?

I was a bewildered high school student trying to figure out what I wanted to be in life. In the guidance counselor's office of the local community college, I discovered a tri-fold pamphlet entitled Medical Record Administration. It peaked my interest, as I was leaning toward healthcare, but didn’t want to take care of patients. So, I visited Baptist Medical Center in Gadsden (currently Gadsden Regional Medical Center) and talked with Donna (Salmons) Stanley who was the Asst. Director of Medical Records at the time. She spoke highly of the role she was in and enjoyed classes she attended at UAB. It sounded fascinating, versatile, professional and most of all....not at the bedside! I was hooked and in 42 years, I continue to enjoy the evolving challenges inherent in our wonderful profession!

Professional Advice:

As a leader, cultivating your listening skills is one of the most important if not THE most important skill. It takes practice every single day!

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AAHIM Regional Council Map

AAHIM Regional Council Map
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Upcoming Regional Council Dates


  • June 17, 2022


  • June 23, 2022
    RHIA Prep Workshop - Details TBA


  • June 9, 2022


  • July 20, 2022
  • September 21, 2022
  • November 16, 2022

West Alabama 

  • June 23, 2022
  • August 18, 2022
  • December 22, 2022
Please contact Karen Price at with any questions.
AHIMA 2022 Nominations and Elections Call to Volunteer  

AHIMA 2022 Nominations and Elections Call to Volunteer

The AHIMA Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates to serve in AHIMA volunteer leadership positions, to fill the positions of:
  • One AHIMA President/Chair-elect
  • Three Directors for the Board of Directors
  • One CCHIIM Commissioner (1 position; CCHIIM is looking for candidates who hold one of the following credentials: CDIP, CHDA, or CHP)
  • Two open positions for Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) Member
  • One Speaker-elect for the House of Delegates
Please click here  to read the descriptions of each position. Positions are located mid-way down the page under Term-Based: 1-3 years. If you are interested in applying for multiple positions, you will need to complete an application for each position.

Mentee Opportunity

Shannon Houser
Do you have a completed project? Are you currently working on an HIM-related project?

Dr. Shannon Houser, member of AAHIM Board of Directors, chair of Research and Data Analytics Committee, would like to offer her services and expertise to work with you and possibly to publish or present your work. Contact Dr. Houser at to discuss further.
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