NAMSS HealthCare Hall of Fame Program


NAMSS Hall of Fame Members



Joyce Gardner   2016
Carole La Pine, MSA, CPMSM, CPCS   2016
Cindy A Gassiot, CPMSM, CPCS    2017
Christina Giles, CPMSM, MS    2017
 C. Sue King, CPHQ   2017
Lynn Buchanan   2018
    Jodi Schirling, CPMSM    2018
Leslie Bishop   2019
Glenda Byers Shaffer, MEd, BAd, CPMSM, CPCS   2019
Janet O'Hair   2019




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. A maximum of three honorees will 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


January 28, 2019   NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame opens for Nominations
March 8, 2019   Deadline for NAMSS Healthcare Hall of Fame Nominations
May 2019   Nominees notified of inductee status
October 19 - October 23, 2019   NAMSS 43rd Educational Conference & Exhibition
     - Inductees recognized at the President’s Reception
 - Inductees recognized at the Business Breakfast
Fall 2019   Recognition through various media channels such as Synergy, Gateway, the NAMSS Blog, etc. 



  • 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 five (5) 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.
  • All nomination materials must be received by Friday, March 8th.


  • Completed online nomination form
  • Written statement from the nominator not to exceed 500 words detailing why the candidate meets the criteria for induction consideration
  • CV 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.



The individuals accepted into the Hall of Fame program will receive complimentary registration and a trip to that year’s annual conference. Covered expenses are to include: round trip airfare to the host city (not to exceed $500), up to three nights hotel stay to ensure attendance at the President’s Reception and Business Breakfast, and a $250 stipend to cover meals and travel mileage or transportation costs to/from the airport. A hotel amenity and personalized note from the President will also be provided to each guest in their sleeping room upon check-in.


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 Amanda Browe at or (202) 367-2366.