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Welcome to the Suncoast Health Information Management Association

Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee, Glades, and Hendry Counties

Become a Suncoast HIMA Member

Only $30 to become an active member of Suncoast HIMA for 1 year!

Members receive a discounted rate for the events.

Join today and save!

Save the Date!

Our next SHIMA meeting has been scheduled for January 25, 2020 at Jupiter Medical Center. An email will be sent out soon with registration details.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


The purpose of this Association shall be to promote the art and science of Health Information Management, provide education to members and the community concerning health information management services, resources, policies, and promote health information initiatives.


Scholarship funds are available for registration at regional/state educational events, conventions and symposiums. 
Watch for new scholarship opportunities to be posted here.

Congratulations Jean Cairo, the winner of the SHIMA 2018 scholarship to attend the AHIMA Convention in Miami Beach

Click on the "DOCUMENTS" tab in the main menu on the left to locate the "Scholarship Request Form".


Kenneth Pugh Jr.,  RHIA, President

Colette S Chiacchiero, RHIA, CCS-P, Past-President

Rebecca Pimentel, RHIA, President Elect

Kacey Bishop, RHIT, CCS, Secretary

Abigail Smith, CCA, Treasurer

2019-2020 SHIMA Committee Chairs

Rica Shepard, RHIT, Membership Committee

Colette S Chiacchiero, RHIA, CCS-P, Nominating Committee

Julia Steff, MHSc, RHIA, CPHQ, CPHI, CCS, CCS-P, Social Media Committee

2019-2020 SHIMA - Palm Beach State College  Student Liaison

Julia Borghese