Messages from the 2017-2018 Leadership

President’s Message

Welcome and congratulations on whatever certification you mastered that brought you to AHIMA! I am the President of NvHIMA for the 2017- 2018 year and I wanted to extend to you a warm greeting and ask if there is anything I can do for you, to help you on your journey as an AHIMA member. We are here to support you with continuing education opportunities, and to provide exciting networking opportunities that are geared to grow you professionally.

I wanted to take a minute to let you know why I joined NvHIMA and why I stay active. For me, participating in all the volunteer activities, both locally and statewide, has changed my life drastically. I have been blessed with meeting some amazing people who will stop whatever they are doing to help me out; whether it’s a coding question or anything else.

Here in Nevada, we have created quite a dynamic CSA; so I invite you to come and join us, laugh with us and learn with us. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have that I can help with, or I can connect you to the right person! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Becky Bailey, MBA, CCS, CPC, CHTS-R

2017-2018 President, NVHIMA

President-Elect’s Message

Thank you for joining the Nevada Health Information Management (NvHIMA) and welcome to our organization! Your membership reflects your commitment in the promotion of excellence in the Health Information Management (HIM) Profession. You will have the opportunity to meet other HIM professionals in area, and have access to continuing education. Most important, you can make a positive difference in Nevada and the HIM profession.

I am grateful for NvHIMA and enjoy serving the association. NvHIMA has provided networking opportunities, invaluable resources, fantastic mentors and I have develop some wonderful friendships along the way. Being a member has helped me grow in my profession, it even helped me land my first coding job!

I encourage you to stay connected. If you are not a part of our NvHIMA social network Facebook page, join us! This is a great opportunity for you to learn about our upcoming events.

Should you need assistance or if you have questions,, please feel free to email me at

I look forward to personally welcoming you at our next meeting.


Zheila Smith, BA, CCS, COC, CPC

2017-2018 President-Elect, NVHIMA

Past President’s Message

Welcome to the NVHIMA! The Nevada Health Information Management Association, as a component of the national American Health Information Association (AHIMA) supports individuals interested in confidential maintenance, dissemination, accurate coding and billing at all levels of contact with healthcare providers.

If you are looking for answers related to maintenance of health information, coding/billing or credentialing, please click on the About Us tab and the Executive Board drop down. These individuals are dedicated to answering health information related questions and supporting all individuals interested in entering the field.

Within our state we have two component associations. In the southern area of Nevada is the SNvHIMA and northern area is NNvHIMA. Please feel free to check out our association by attending/networking at the component association meetings that is closest to you.

Please know that we are here to support your information, education and credentialing goals!

For current/future students please click here.

For consumers of health information, please see myPHR (personal health resources) at: For additional information regarding questions or any HIM (Health Information Management) field please go to: No sign-in is required on this site. Please click on ENGAGE up at the top and review the various “Communities” and blogs available providing a wealth of information.

Linda Howard, CCS

2017-2018 Past-President, NVHIMA