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April 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 10

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BOCA RATON REGIONAL HOSPITAL ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT RECOGNIZED AS HEALTHCARE INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SOCIETY CHAPTER LEADER OF THE YEAR

February 18, 2020 - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced Pua Cooper as recipient of the Chapter Leader of the Year Award for 2020. 
 
The Chapter Leader of the Year Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates significant leadership; extraordinary contributions to HIMSS Chapters and the Society; and a commitment to the health information and technology industry. The goal of this award is to highlight exemplary chapter leaders and recognize their hard work in driving concept leadership within the health and technology industries in their geographical area, and their dedication to the chapter program as a whole.
 
Pua Cooper is the assistant vice president, chief clinical informatics officer for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, where she oversees the operations of the Quality Department, Clinical Informatics, and Infection Prevention department for this 400-bed academic medical center. 
 
As a seasoned nurse leader with over 30 years of leadership and clinical experience, she uses her strong understanding of clinical practice to leverage technology integration to improve organizational performance. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a specialty in Nursing Informatics and as of this year is a Certified Healthcare Information Technology Executive through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.    
Pua Cooper will be recognized during the 2020 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, held March 9-13, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. HIMSS20 brings together 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, excellent speakers, cutting-edge health information and technology products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. 
 
“I am honored and privileged to be recognized by this esteemed organization for my contributions to HIMSS. I would like to recognize the South Florida HIMSS Board of Directors who supported me and my vision, as well as the amazing mentors I have been privileged to work with throughout my career.”
 
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
 
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