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Two Michigan Health Center Leaders Recognized for Excellence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014  
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Congratulations to two Michigan Health Center leaders who were recognized with awards at the 2014 Community Health Institute & Expo this week in San Diego, California. Sharron Gallop of Health Delivery, Inc. and Thunder Bay Community Health Service was recognized with the 2014 Jeffrey T. Latman Leadership in Health Care Finance Award, and Mike Wurtsmith of Thunder Bay Community Health Service was recognized with the 2014 Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award.

Each year the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honors outstanding men and women of the Community Health Center Movement with Community Health Care Awards of Excellence during the NACHC Annual Community Health Institute (CHI). The CHI is the largest annual gathering of Health Center managers, clinicians, employees, board members, and leaders from across the country.

The Jeffrety T. Latman Leadership in Health Care Finance Award is dedicated in memory of Jeffrey T. Latman’s outstanding leadership and service to Health Centers nationwide in the area of finance. This award is presented to an individual who serves in a senior level finance position and whose work best exemplifies excellence, leadership, and integrity in strengthening Health Center fiscal operations. Sharron Gallop has over 30 years of experience working with Health Centers, including providing training to many Health Centers and their staff through the HRSA Technical Assistance Contract and NACHC sponsored trainings with expertise in capital projects, managed care, finance, accounting, grant writing, operations, and administrative risk management. She serves as Chief Financial Officer at Health Delivery, Inc. and Thunder Bay Community Health Service.

The Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award is named in recognition and memory of Ethel Bond’s exemplary contributions as a Health Center board member. This award is presented to an outstanding individual who has been actively involved in the development of a Health Center and has shown dedication to the Community Health Center Movement over a period of at least three years. Mike Wurtsmith has served as board chair at Thunder Bay Community Health Service since 1998, and also served as the consumer board representative on NACHC’s board of directors.

 
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