Published On: Mon, Dec 17th, 2012

Tribal members receive IHS Awards

NASHVILLE – The United States Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service (IHS) is honoring employees, partners, and members of the Nashville Area Office (NAO).  The IHS Nashville services area covers the similar United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) member region from Maine to Florida and the Carolinas to Texas.

Nashville Area Director of IHS Martha Ketcher (left) and IHS Deputy Director for Management Operations Robert G. McSwain (right) present a Team Service Award to Arthur (Two-Leaf) Sluder from the EBCI Water Treatment Plant.  Sluder accepted the award on behalf of the EBCI Construction Team.  (Photos courtesy of Brandon Stephens/USET)

Nashville Area Director of IHS Martha Ketcher (left) and IHS Deputy Director for Management Operations Robert G. McSwain (right) present a Team Service Award to Arthur (Two-Leaf) Sluder from the EBCI Water Treatment Plant. Sluder accepted the award on behalf of the EBCI Construction Team. (Photos courtesy of Brandon Stephens/USET)

IHS Area Director Martha Ketcher states the Honor Awards and Promotion ceremony held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel Friday on Friday, Dec. 14 was to honor and celebrate extraordinary accomplishments made in the NAO.  “This is your day to stand in the spotlight of your accomplishments and receive some well-deserved praise.  It is your day to enjoy the celebration and let your family, friends, and colleagues express their appreciation and congratulations.  We hope you never forget how much you are appreciated and how we all believe in you and support your goals,” Ketcher states.

Sheila Hyatt (center), EBCI Water Treatment plant manager, receives a citation from   Ketcher and McSwain.

Sheila Hyatt (center), EBCI Water Treatment plant manager, receives a citation from Ketcher and McSwain.

Sheila Hyatt, an EBCI tribal member, received a Self Development Achievement Award citation for attaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from American Public University.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Team consisting of Glen Bradley and Tribal Construction Responders received a Team Service Award citation for the Tribe’s effort and quick response in preventing potential public health disaster at the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

– USET

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