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:
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.