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May 17, 2013
Jeff Smith, Administrator, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home (402) 595-2180 or
Audrey Hester, Administrative Assistant, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home, (402) 591-4954 or
Bill Wiley, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-6585 or
Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home Human Resource Manager Receives Vocation Award for Exemplary Service 
Bellevue – Omaha Northwest Rotary Club recently honored Rudy Avila, human resources manager with the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home, as the 2013 recipient of the club’s Vocational Service Award for his outstanding service to the members and staff of the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home.
Northwest Rotary guests from the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home (ENVH) in Bellevue included Jeff Smith, administrator, and his wife Esther; Audrey Hester, administrative assistant; Rudy Avila, human resources manager and his wife Danee and Mary Shanahan, human resource administrator, DHHS Human Resources & Development, Lincoln, Nebraska.
“Rudy’s commitment to the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home and his willingness to truly go the extra mile to support the DHHS and ENVH missions, staff and members makes him ‘one in a million’,” said Jeff Smith, ENVH administrator. “Under Rudy’s watch the facility has made remarkable progress in the areas of reducing turnover, recruiting qualified staff, improving staff and member safety and making ENVH a better place for members and staff.”
Mike Wilson, Rotary Club President and Kenneth Backman, Vocational Committee Chair, presented Rudy Avila with a plaque acknowledging his dedication and contribution.
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Pictured left to right:  Rudy Avila, ENVH Human Resources Manager, Mary Shanahan, Human Resource Administrator, DHHS Human Resource & Development, and Jeff Smith, ENVH Administrator