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April 9, 2015
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Elaine Severe, 402-441-8093

Board of Health Award Winners Announced

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department recognized a local physician, an agency director, a local restaurant, a food distribution center, and four agencies with Board of Health Awards. The Awards were presented at the Board of Health Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the Bryan Health Conference Center.

Community Health Awards were presented to:

  1. Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Club was recognized for their efforts to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. They are dedicated to providing a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life enhancing programs and character development experiences.
  2. 2) St. Monica's Behavioral Health Services for Women, CenterPointe, and The Bridge Behavioral Health Services. The three residential treatment facilities were recognized for implementing tobacco free campus policies. Their policies prohibited tobacco of any kind on all properties of the agencies including vehicles. The policies apply to all staff, clients, contractors and visitors.

Public Health Leadership Award to Teresa Harms. Ms. Harms, Executive Director of Clinic With A Heart, was recognized for her partnership with public health, her advocacy skills, leadership ability, dedication and commitment to providing medical services to Lincoln's poorest residents.

John J. Hanigan Award to Christian Kyle Haefele, MD, for his leadership in the medical field and for advocating for public health and teaching and promoting community resources for his patients and the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership residents.

Food Sanitation Excellence Awards to 1) Super Taco and 2) Sysco Lincoln for their exceptional inspection scores, cleanliness of their businesses and excellent food handling practices.

Carole Douglas Public Health Achievement Award to Anita King for her outstanding service to public health. Ms. King is a 20 year Health Department employee. She was recognized for her efforts as a public health nurse in the Health Department's Information & Referral Services Section and for her dedication, caring, knowledge and skills and her long term commitment to public health.

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