Nominations have now closed for the 2023 NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame.

NAMSS Hall of Fame Members




Joyce Gardner
Durand, MI



Carole La Pine, MSA, CPMSM, CPCS
The Villages, FL



Cindy A Gassiot, CPMSM, CPCS 
Universal City, TX



Christina Giles, CPMSM, MS 
Nashua, NH



 C. Sue King, CPHQ
Broken Arrow, OK



Lynn Buchanan
Flint, TX



    Jodi Schirling, CPMSM 
Wilmington, DE



Leslie Bishop
Thornton, CO



Glenda Byers Shaffer, MEd, BAd, CPMSM, CPCS
Rapid City, SD



Janet O'Hair
Greencastle, IN



Susan Manion-Galloway, RT, CPCS, CPMSM, BBA
Carrollton, GA

Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS
Plainfield, IL

Vicki Searcy
Chicago, IL



This prestigious award is being presented by the National Association Medical Staff Services and was created to honor Medical Services Professionals (MSPs) who have demonstrated characteristics of enthusiasm, passion, dedication and commitment to the profession. These individuals have advocated for excellence and made outstanding contributions and/or significant strides in the medical services profession of healthcare. Up to three honorees may be inducted into the Hall of Fame annually.

Those inducted into the NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame will be honored with the Hall of Fame distinction, provided a custom lapel pin and framed certificate to commemorate the honor, receive Honorary membership in NAMSS and be included on the Hall of Fame Display which will be present at each NAMSS Educational Conference.


  • No longer working full-time in the healthcare industry or a profession allied to the healthcare industry

  • Minimum 25 years in the profession as an MSP

  • Past or current member of NAMSS

  • Past or current CPCS® and/or CPMSM® certification

  • Not employed by or under contract with NAMSS

Key 2023 Dates and Deadlines

January 2023

NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame opens for Nominations

March 2023

Deadline for NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame Nominations

May 2023

Nominees notified of inductee status

September 10-13, 2023

NAMSS 47th Educational Conference & Exhibition

Fall 2023

Recognition through various media channels such as Synergy, Gateway, the NAMSS Blog, etc. 

Selection Criteria

  • Successfully worked at one or more organizations in the healthcare industry or a profession allied to the healthcare industry (e.g., academia, vendor, etc.)

  • Made a noteworthy contribution to the healthcare industry and/or NAMSS

  • Made significant contribution(s) to the healthcare field at the local, state or national level. Contributions must exceed the expectations for someone in the candidate’s position

  • Assumed a leadership position in the healthcare industry outside of the candidate’s own organization or company

  • Demonstrated a willingness to share his or her expertise with others in the healthcare industry

  • Served as a role model or mentor to others in the healthcare industry

  • Showed the ability or influence to effect change in the healthcare industry


  • Individuals must be nominated by a third party to be considered for the Hall of Fame program

  • To nominate an individual, click the “Click Here to Nominate” button above and complete the online form.  A confirmation email will then be sent to the nominator's email address containing further details.

  • Submitted nominations will be considered for three (3) years after their initial submittal. NAMSS Staff will contact previous nominators each year to ensure that they’d still like their nomination to be considered. Nominators can provide updated information if necessary.

Required Matierials

  • Completed online nomination form

  • Written statement from the nominator not to exceed 500 words detailing why the candidate meets the criteria for induction consideration

  • Curriculum Vitae or resume of the nominee

  • At least two recommendation letters from previous employers, co-workers and/or colleagues (does not include the written statement from the nominator)*

  • Any other nominee background information detailing accomplishments including articles, awards, etc., not to exceed 10 pages

*Current members of the Leadership Selection Committee may not nominate an individual or provide a letter of recommendation for anyone that has been nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame.


There is no applicable fee to nominate for this recognition program.


Interested in sponsoring this prestigious recognition program? Please contact the NAMSS Executive Office at or (202) 367-1196 to learn more.


If you have any questions about the NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame Recognition Program, please contact Caitlin Sarlo at or (202) 367-2460.


CPCS® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services. 

CPMSM® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services.