Choctaw Nation Wins Indian Health Service Awards

Choctaw Health Service Awards
L-R: Choctaw Nation Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr.; Robin Linam; Ruthie Samuels; Eric Chavarria; Claudene Williams; and Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton.

DURANT, OK – The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority (CNHSA) held a ceremony to celebrate the Indian Health Service awards achieved by several departments for 2020 and 2021, along with service anniversaries for associates who have been with the Nation for 20 years or longer.

“Choctaw Health Services works tirelessly to provide our communities with the care they need,” said Chief Gary Batton. “I am so proud of all the associates and the effort they have given over the last two years, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

2021 Pandemic Response Awards were distributed for the following divisions:

  • Atoka Health Services
  • Broken Bow & Idabel Health Services
  • Durant Health Services
  • Hugo Health Services
  • McAlester Health Services
  • Poteau Health Services
  • Stigler Health Services
  • Talihina Health Services
  • Extended Non-Clinical Care Services (includes Senior Nutrition, Healthy Aging, Tribal Transit, Patient Relations, Office of Environmental Health (OEH), and Women, Infants & Children (WIC))

2020 Award:

  • Area Director’s Area Impact Award: Children’s Food & Nutrition Programs