is employee of the month
Carri Forsman, SMH Health Information Management Director has been chosen as the July Employee of the Month for St. Mary’s Hospital. Forsman was described by a co-worker as, “Always being friendly, caring and helpful; she exemplifies our core values”.
Forsman has worked for SMH since 1995 and during that time has held several different positions. She was a clinic receptionist for seven years, a transcriptionist for nine years and has worked in medical records for two years, serving as the manager of the Health Information department for the past year. “I feel very fortunate to have been able to work and gain experience in different areas of the hospital,” commented Forsman. “I also feel fortunate to work with employees who truly care about the job they do.”
During a careers class in high school, Forsman had the opportunity to spend time observing the medical records department at SMH. “From that point I knew I wanted to work in the medical field,” she said.
Forsman attended Boise State University and was able to complete her degree in health information by taking online courses from Idaho State University graduating in 2011. In 2011 she became a Registered Health Information Technician and in 2012 she received her Physician-based Coding Specialist Certification.
Carri enjoys spending time with family and friends and especially enjoys watching her two sons, Carson and Connor, play sports. She also enjoys doing crafts.
Carri and her husband, Paul and their two sons live in Ferdinand.