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October 28, 2015

Kathie Osterman, Communications and Legislative Services, 402-471-9313 or
Grand Island Veterans’ Home Employee To Be Recognized as DHHS Supervisor of the Year

October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month

Lincoln – Grand Island Veterans’ Home (GIVH) employee, Shelly Malmstrom, is being recognized as one of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) supervisors of the year.

October is Nebraska State Employee Recognition Month and each October state agencies are allowed to select one employee and one supervisor/manager of the year for every 500 people employed by the agency.

“These employees and supervisors are an inspiration to all of us and I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication,” said Courtney Phillips, DHHS CEO. “It is a true honor to be nominated by your peers for this recognition.”

Malmstrom was nominated by her coworkers who said that she is compassionate and professional in all her interactions with GIVH members, staff and guests. They also noted that she “demonstrates the mission and agency values in her everyday work” and is a “great role model for all supervisors and staff.”

DHHS’ employees and supervisors of the year, including Malmstrom, will be honored on Thursday, October 29 with a reception with Gov. Pete Ricketts at the Capitol Rotunda, a reception at the Governor’s Residence and a DHHS recognition at the Cornhusker Hotel.

GIVH is part of DHHS’ Division of Veterans’ Homes which also oversees veterans’ homes in Scottsbluff, Norfolk and Bellevue.