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April 25, 2014
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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, two local restaurants, the Lancaster County Medical Society's Health 360 Program and five individuals with Board of Health Awards. The Awards were presented at the Board of Health Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony yesterday at the Bryan Health Conference Center.

Community Health Awards were presented to:

  1. Health 360 Program. The Health 360 Program of the Lancaster County Medical Society was recognized for their efforts to connect uninsured individuals to a medical home or specialty care and to provide them with free or discounted medications.
  2. Joe Skare. Mr. Skare is the Morning Show Co-Host on B107.3 radio station. He received the award for his work with Safe Kids Lincoln-Lancaster County in providing life-saving injury prevention information to families in the community.
  3. Damon Hershey. Mr. Hershey is the President of BicycLincoln, a community group that supports and promotes safe bicycling in Lincoln. He received the award for his work with the City of Lincoln, the Community Health Endowment, Channel 10 Health and other bike enthusiasts.

Public Health Leadership Award to Lori Seibel. Ms. Seibel, President and CEO of the Community Health Endowment, was recognized for her knowledge of public health, her advocacy skills, leadership ability and dedication to making Lincoln the "Healthiest Community in the Nation".

John J. Hanigan Award to Kay Anderson, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, for her leadership in the medical field and for advocating for public health and teaching and promoting breastfeeding for new mothers.

Food Sanitation Excellence Awards to 1) Ming's House and 2) The Oven for their exceptional inspection scores, cleanliness of their businesses and excellent food handling practices.

Carole Douglas Public Health Achievement Award to Brenda Christie for her outstanding service to public health. Ms. Christie is a 40 year Health Department employee. She was recognized for her efforts as a public health nurse and the Health Department's Communicable Disease Nurse and for her dedication, caring, quiet leadership, knowledge and skills and her long term commitment to public health.

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