VHIMA Annual Conference 2024 — Cow Bell Ringing!!!

Greetings VHIMA Family!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! [Cow Bell Ringing (CBR)!!!], for all of those who were able to attend our ANNUAL VHIMA CONFERENCE last week!!! (Yes, there is an acronym for cow bell ringing, 😊!!!) What a delightful, engaging, and rewarding time it was to network with you and share, “A Whole New World,” through Speakers, Vendors, the Members’ Reception (with RaJazz), Exhibitors, the Silent Auction, the 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes, and much, much more! It was on, like popcorn, as you showed up; we were blessed by your presence and participation right there at the Richmond Marriott Short Pump for two consecutive days, Wednesday, May 15th, and Thursday, May 16th!!! We are transforming and obligated to continue to grow and share our profession!!!

Our in-person fully packed conference, with 14.0 CEUs, was worth planning and executing!!! We appreciate your supportive, encouraging, and enlightening feedback of your experiences provided during the conference! Please remember to share any additional feedback when you complete your Conference Evaluation which will come to you from KnowledgeConnex, if they have not already, so you may receive your CEUs. Thank you for donating, bidding, and/or purchasing in the Silent Auction and/or building the Cash Only 50/50 Raffle! Together we raised $3,209.00 for the Scholarship Fund (see our thermometer to the right)!!! Congratulations!!! Yes, go ahead and do it: CBR!!! Please send your VHIMA Conference pictures to pastpresident@vhima.org, so we can share them on our website!

Thank you, 2023-2024 VHIMA Board and Committees, for all your support in preparing and executing so very well, all year long for our Members!!! Kim Spencer, VP, EMI Imaging, thank you for the beautiful president’s plaque!!! VHIMA, thank you, for the stunning president’s clock!!! My three presidencies have been such a huge blessing!!! I look forward to our next year together!!! Congratulations to Anneleah Williams-Bridges, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P and the 2024-2025 VHIMA Board and Committees!!! We will stretch and expand even more as we go forth under your leadership, continuously collaborating as we engage and grow our association and profession!!! Thank you for being a blessing to VHIMA!!!

Arnita Snead Brooks, D.Min., MA., RHIA
VHIMA President, 2023-2024