Release Date: October 7, 2011
Contacts: Stuart Barger, Dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety, 425-388-9142; email@example.com
Patricia Stettler, EvCC Medical Transcription Program Administrator, 425-388-9247; firstname.lastname@example.org
Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Names EvCC’s Patricia Stettler Educator of the Year
Everett Community College medical transcription program administrator Patricia Stettler is the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI)’s 2011 Educator of the Year.
The award, from the world’s largest clinical documentation professional organization, honors Stettler’s excellence in medical transcription education. Stettler, who has taught medical transcription at EvCC for 11 years and coordinates the program, has nearly three decades of medical transcription experience including working in a medical office and managing a medical transcription service.
“Patricia Stettler is there every day for the students; she cares how they are progressing, how their lives are going and the value of education in attaining a career that will have a positive outcome in their future. It is great to see that dedication and compassion for students recognized and rewarded,” said Stuart Barger, EvCC Dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety.
Stettler, of Kirkland, said she loves teaching and sharing her passion for medical transcription.
“Medical transcription is either a field you hate or love and when a student tells me she or he loves doing transcription, my teacher’s heart is fulfilled,” she said. “I’m honored by the award, but it’s truly just the icing on the very sweet cake of my everyday life as a medical transcription teacher.”
EvCC’s 43-credit medical transcription program is offered online only and educates students in Snohomish County and throughout the country. Students attend full-time or part-time and graduate with a medical transcription certificate.
Graduates work as medical transcriptionists for medical transcription services, hospitals, and clinics. Many work from home as a contractor, employee or their own boss. Work involves listening to recordings dictated by physicians and other healthcare professionals and transcribing them into medical reports, correspondence and other administrative material for patients’ medical records.
For more information about EvCC’s medical transcription program, visit www.everettcc.edu/medtrans or call 425-388-9034.