Central Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (CPHIMA)


CPHIMA is committed to the quality of health information for the benefit of patients, providers, and other users of clinical data.

CPHIMA Farewell Presidential Message

Submitted by Erin Spohn, RHIA, CHPS,
CPHIMA President


It has been an honor to serve as your CPHIMA President. We have certainly faced our fair share of obstacles and challenges this year, but I’m hopeful we are all coming out more resilient than ever. HIM professionals have often been skilled in the face of change, and I applaud everyone for their achievements over these past few months.

I also want to take a moment to highlight some of the accomplishments of the CPHIMA Executive Committee and Board, including:

  • Updating the Strategic Plan
  • Providing two in-person education sessions
  • Evolving the June Education Session into an extended education webinar
  • Notifying our Federal legislators regarding health care issues and voting
  • Identifying opportunities to expand CPHIMA membership
  • Recruiting vendors/sponsors for education sessions
  • Recruiting members to accept nominations to elected and appointed offices
  • Identifying ways to be fiscally responsible, including changing the December education session venue and evaluating continued webinar and virtual opportunities for future sessions

Like many of you, I have been inspired by numerous stories of courage and compassion recently in health care, and I am grateful and proud to work in such a profession. I would like to leave you with some musings that I find particularly encouraging:


“In any given moment, we have two options; to step forward into growth or step back into safety.”

– Abraham Maslow


“Every profession will have its rogues, of course, no matter what oaths are sworn, but many health care professionals have a real commitment to serving the best interests of their clients.”

– Peter Singer


“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou


Thank you again, and keep on doing amazing things!