Rogers Vickie Lee Rogers, 64, of Powell, Ohio, passed away July 25, 2013 at the O.S.U. Wexner Medical Center. She was born on February 25, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Virgil and Helen Mae (Little) McClellan. Vickie was a graduate of Miamisburg High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University and her master's degree from The Ohio State University. Early in her career, she was a medical record educator, influencing and guiding students at Sinclair Community College in Dayton and at The Ohio State University. Since January 2013, Vickie was a health information employee of Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She was a health information management consultant for over 20 years, nationally recognized for her healthcare coding expertise with hospital clients around the country. Prior to starting her own company, she worked for major consulting firms, including Ernst & Young. Throughout her career, Vickie was involved as a volunteer leader at the highest levels of her state and national health information associations. She was a frequent speaker on coding quality topics. Her dedication to the profession was recognized with numerous awards. Several of the most prestigious honors were the Ohio Health Information Management Association Distinguished Member Award in 1992, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Edna K. Huffman Literary Award in 1995 and the achievement of AHIMA Fellowship status in 2006. Vickie is survived by her husband, Beecher Rogers, Jr., DVM; sisters-in-law, Geneva (Emerson) Evans and Barbara (Charles) Andrews; nephews, Timothy (Jeanette) McNally and James McNally; nieces, Shannon (Eric) Horvath and Michele (Scott) Hall; along with many beloved cousins and dear friends. Vickie is preceded in death by her parents and brother Luther Rose. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on AUGUST 31, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Parkway, Powell, Ohio 43065. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one's local animal shelter or humane society in memory of Vickie Lee Rogers. To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 4, 2013
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