Editorial Awards

Every year, one column and one feature article are selected to receive the prestigious Radiology Management Editorial Awards. The articles are chosen by AHRA members with the following criteria in mind.

The Outstanding Column Award recognizes a columnist whose article was timely, current, and relevant to the readers of Radiology Management. To be selected, the following are taken into consideration:
  • Timeliness.
  • How well the column touched readers.
  • Relevance to the industry. 
  • To what degree the column attracted and kept the reader's attention.         
  • To what degree the column enhanced the reader’s experience of Radiology Management.
The Outstanding Article Award recognizes an author(s) whose article in Radiology Management demonstrates particular originality, depth of research, organization, logical presentation, industry relevance, and value to readers. To be selected, the following are taken into consideration:  
  • Timeliness.    
  • Degree of originality or creativity.     
  • How extensive and evidence-based the research was.
  • How innovative the author’s research was.     
  • How well the article addressed the topic.     
  • How well the information was presented.     
  • To what degree the article addressed a common problem for imaging administrators.     
  • To what degree readers would have benefited from the article.



Recipients:

2016
Outstanding Column
"Regulatory Changes ahead for Medical Imaging"
Sheila M. Sferrella, CRA, FAHRA
Sep/Oct 2015

Outstanding Feature
"Effective Leadership in the 21st Century
Jacqueline Jones, RT(R), CNMT
Nov/Dec 2015

2015
Outstanding Column
"Transformational Leadership: A 21st Century Tool for Imaging
Mark Toatley, CRA

Outstanding Feature
"Competencies in Imaging Administration"
Kimlyn Queen, CRA, FAHRA
 
2014
Outstanding Column
"Finding and Mentoring the Next You"
Paul Dubiel, CRA, FAHRA

Outstanding Article
"How Healthcare Leaders Can Increase Emotional Intelligence
Jason Scott, CRA, FAHRA 

2013
Outstanding Column
"Exposing Safety: Putting Patients First in Imaging Departments"
Rachel Giliotti, MBA, RT(R)(T)

Outstanding Article
"Building a Culture of Excellence from the Ground Up
Alicia R. Campbell 

2012
Outstanding Article 
TRACE Program: Improving Patient Safety
Brenda Rinehart, CRA, FAHRA

Outstanding Column
Superstars: To Hire or Not to Hire?” 
Mark Lerner

2011 
Outstanding Article 
A Lean Six Sigma Journey in Radiology”, May/June 2011
Ronald V. Bucci, PhD, Anne Musitano, RPh, PharmD, MBOE, BB 

Outstanding Column 
Intentional Leadership”, September/October 2010
William R. Johnson, CRA, MBA, RT(R)

2010
Outstanding Article 
"Mentoring for  the Next Generation of New Managers", July/August 2009
Tasha Hisaw, BSRT, CNMT, RT(R)(N),Robert J. Comello, MS,  RT(R)(CDT)

Outstanding Column 
"Succession Planning: A Different Leadership Yardstick", July/August 2009
Carlos Vasquez, MSM, RT(R), CRA, FAHRA

2009
Outstanding Article 
Labor Transformations and the Challenges of a Multigenerational Workforce”, January/February 2009
Sandra K. Collins, MBA,Denise A. Vaughn, MS

Outstanding Column 
Quiet Heroes”, May/June 2009
Gary Boyd, FAHRA

2008
Outstanding Article 
Radiology Operations: What You Don't Know Could Be Costing You Millions” July/August 2007
Sam Joffe, Donna Drew, Manju Bansal, Michael Hase

Outstanding Column 
"The Radiology Report: A New Look at an Old Standard” March/April 2008 
Patricia Kroken, FACMPE, CRA

Please note the Creative Management Award was not awarded in 2008

2007
Outstanding Article 
Succession Planning and Leadership Development: Critical Business Strategies for Healthcare Organizations” January/February 2007
Sandra K. Collins, MBA and Kevin S. Collins RT(R)(T), CMD, MsEd

Creative Management 
Preparing for a JCAHO Survey: Utilization of Imaging Specific Tracers” March/April 2007
Paul Dubiel, MS, HCA

Outstanding Column 
Coding: May I Take Your Order Please?” September/October 2006
Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, CPC, CPC-H, RCC

2006
Outstanding Article (tie)
Full-Field Breast Tomosynthesis" Sept/Oct 2005 
Andrew Smith, PhD
and
Regulatory Compliance Associated with Contrast Media” Nov/Dec 2005
Catherine M. Stevens, RT(R)

Creative Management 
Thinking Strategically About Imaging Capacity and Capital” Jan/Feb 2006
David Griffin, PhD, FAAHC, and Paul Dubiel, RT(R), MS

Outstanding Column 
Staffing Solutions: Performance Management and Corrective Action--Part 2” May/June 2006
Penny M. Olivi, MBA, RT, CRA  

2005
Outstanding Article
Identifying Elements of Job Satisfaction to Improve Retention Rates in Healthcare” May/June 2005
Becky Lamberth, MSRS, RT(R)(MR) and Robert J. Comello, MS, RT(R)(CDT)

Creative Management (tie)
Building a Leadership Team That Works” January/February 2005
Emily M. Blomenberg, BS, CRA, RT(R)
and
Reinventing Radiology Reimbursement” March/April 2005
John Marshall, CRA, RT(R) and Denise Adema, RN, MBA 

Outstanding Column 
Staffing Solutions: The Demands of the Workplace” September/October 2005
Penny M. Olivi, MBA, RT, CRA 

2004
Outstanding Article
The Impact of Tech Aides in Radiology” March/April 2004
Sheila M. Sferrella, CRA, FAHRA, and Cathleen P. Story, CRA 

Creative Management
PACS—and Beyond” May/June 2004
Mark A. Viau, CRA, FAHRA

Outstanding Column (tie)
"Solutions: Agency Free, a Map to Success" July/Aug 2003
Kenneth A. Fazzino, CRA, David Nelson and Melissa Hillebrand
and
Comment: PACS without the Spin” January/February 2004
Kevin Kincaid 

2003
Outstanding Article
“Developing a Career Advancement Program”
Shirley L. Pinette, CRA

Creative Management
Staff Retention and Recruitment: ‘One Great Department'"
Wanda M. Casady, CRA, FAHRA and Terry A. Dowd, CRA 

Outstanding Column
“Regulations: When May a Radiologist Change or Add an Exam?”
Gary L. Duehring, Ph.D., CRA 

2002
Outstanding Article
Employee Retention Tools: Looking Beyond Radiology
Denise Snuttjer 

Creative Management
Increased Productivity of a Digital Imaging System: One Hospital’s Experience
David Sack 

Outstanding Column
"Reality Check: Trust Your Mother, But Get it in Writing
Michael Cannavo

2001
Outstanding Article
The PACS Committee: The All-Important Human Element
Gary Reed & Deborah Hobe Reed

Creative Management
Developing a Self-Learning Training Program for RIS Computer Skills
Penny Olivi & Rose Stike 

Outstanding Column
“Gunfight at the PACS Corral”
Gordon Ah Tye 

2000
Outstanding Article
The Challenge of PACS in a Small Hospital
Mark Cartier

Creative Management
A New Approach to the Film Library: Time Unit Filing
Jeffrey Palmucci 

Outstanding Column (first annual)
“I Want it, and I Want it Now!”
Gordon Ah Tye

1999
Outstanding Article
Employee Satisfaction: Creating a Positive Work Force
Mary Wright 

Creative Management
Children’s Hospitals and PACS: Six Profiles of Planning and Implementation
Cynthia Keen

1998
Outstanding Article
Simplifying the Management of the Environment of Care
Joan Oakley

Creative Management
Home-based Radiology Transcription and a Productivity Pay Plan
Kelly Kerr

1997
Outstanding Article
Image and Report Distribution on the Internet
Mel Allen

Creative Management
“Age Specific Standards in Radiology”
Estela I. Prieto,

1996
Outstanding Article
“A Contemporary Perspective on Capitated Reimbursement for Imaging Services”
Howard W. Schwartz

Creative Management
Scheduling: If Your RIS Cannot, Perhaps Your HIS Can
Wanda M. (Rowe) Casady, Mark E. Moffett and William J. Bunnell 

1995
Outstanding Article
“Climbing the Ladder: Evolution of a Clinical Advancement Program”
J.D. Mace

Creative Management
“Preparing Radiology Staff to Meet Service Goals: A Training Model”
Elizabeth Ricciardone

1994
Outstanding Article
James B. Bova (no title given in Link)

Creative Management
“Using Quality Improvement to Manage the Installation of Capital Equipment”
Wayne T, Stockburger (co-authored with Joseph Soirez)

1993
Outstanding Article
“Redesigning Radiology’s Work: An Imperative Model for the Future”
Loretta Hanwell and Howard Schwartz

Creative Management
Gail Nielsen (no title given in Link)

1992
Outstanding Article
“Sorting Out the Three Rs: RVU, RVS and RBRVS”
Ted Bergey 

Creative Management
“Approaching Clinical Advancement in Radiology”
JD Mace

1991
Outstanding Article
“Subsidizing Screening Mammography Through Induced Revenues and Profits”
Herman Krug

Creative Management
“Scheduling Strategies”
Ventura E. Olivares

1990
Outstanding Article
“Evaluating Productivity and Budgeting Staff”
Howard Schwartz 

Creative Management (first annual)
“An Incentive Pay Program for Radiology Transcriptionists”
Shirley A. Hiltz and Cindy S. Wedel

1989
Outstanding Article
“Today’s Crisis in Radiologic Technology Human Resources: A Call for Action”
Marilyn Fay 

1988
Outstanding Article (first annual)
“Incentive Plans: Has the Time Come?”
Glen G. (Skip) Watkins