The AAMA Announces 2020 Excel Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Excel Awards! The Excel Awards highlight the most excellent publications, promotions, people, employers, and more. Although the 2020 AAMA Annual Conference was canceled to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA) still recognizes the incredible medical assisting groups and individuals who participated in the 2020 Excel Awards.
The AAMA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Excel Awards.
The Awards of Distinction recognize individuals for their professional contributions and national AAMA service, while the student essay competition celebrates an outstanding medical assisting student:
The 2020 CMA (AAMA)® Employer of the Year Awards are given to medical institutions that employ CMAs (AAMA) and are strong supporters of professional growth, particularly in the areas of certification, recertification, professional membership, and networking. Nominees fall into one of four size categories based on the total number of employees in the medical institution: A (1–25 employees), B (26–50 employees), C (51–75 employees), and D (76 or more employees). This year, there is one winner:
The next set of awards are earned by AAMA state societies who fall into one of four size categories: A (200 members or fewer), B (201-500 members), C (501-800 members), and D (801 members or more).
State society nominees earn Achievement Awards by being runners-up and meeting a certain points threshold.
See the full list of 2020 Excel Award and Achievement Award winners, learn more about each award, and read the winning student essay via the Excel Awards webpage of the AAMA website.
In lieu of the Awards Ceremony typically held at the AAMA Annual Conference, AAMA President Debby Houston, CMA (AAMA), CPC, hosted a Facebook Live event—sponsored by the AAMA Awards Committee—on Sunday, December 27, 2021, to announce the 2020 winners of the Awards of Distinction, the CMA (AAMA) Employer of the Year Award, and the student essay competition. All winners will still be celebrated in person during the 2021 conference. Furthermore, all 2020 winners will receive their certificates in the mail soon and will be featured on the AAMA website and in AAMA social media posts, AAMA e-blasts, and the January/February 2021 issue of CMA Today.
Source: American Association of Medical Assistants