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Leaders in Health Information Management and Clinical Documentation Improvement Recognized as Trust Builders

Seth Katz, Associate Administrator, Information Management, and Mark Schroeder, EHR Manager, Receive Trust Builder Awards

SPRINGFIELD, MO May 26th, 2017 – Seth Katz of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, MO and Mark Schroeder of Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, AK have been named 2017 Trust Builder Award Winners by Trust Healthcare Services of Springfield, MO. Leadership and cross department communication were key factors in the naming of the award recipients.

“The field of nominees for 2017 was full of leaders across the United States who had made extraordinary impacts within their organizations,” said TrustHCS President Torrey Barnhouse. “However, when our nomination review committee examined the nominations for Mark and Seth, it was clear they were ideal for recognition.”

2017 marks the first annual Trust Builder Awards designed to highlight individuals who have succeeded in building trust among their healthcare peers. The award recognizes those in health information management, clinical documentation improvement and revenue integrity fields who build trust among multiple groups and help improve the health of their organizations.

“Our physicians would quit if Mark ever left”, stated Trust Builder Award Winner Mark Schroeder’s coworker Megan Mackiernan. “He brings an aura of calm when all others seem frantic in dealing with our EHR.” Megan’s nomination of Mark as a Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Trust Builder included details on his work as the EHR Manager for Norton Sound Health Corporation and his ability to guide team members across a range of departments through any IT questions or EHR issues needing resolution.

In the Health Information Management (HIM) category, Seth Katz was nominated by his co-worker Karen Reynolds. Seth’s nomination sprang from his ability to lead the HIM Department at Truman Medical Center to include CDI functions and physician engagement activities. In addition to his ability to engage across HIM, CDI, and the provider groups, Seth was also instrumental in driving a successful coding outsource project that maintained positions for staffed coding team members with the outsourced partner.

Both Trust Builder Award winners will have a $2,500 donation made in their name to the charity of their choice. Awards banquets are in the works to properly recognize the winners for their contributions. A full write up of the winners’ nominations can be found at

About TrustHCS
TrustHCS is a healthcare advisory and staffing services company for ambulatory, acute and post-acute care organizations. We build bridges between coding, coding compliance and CDI to deliver quantifiable advancements in cost reduction, revenue cycle acceleration and revenue integrity improvement.

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