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Trinity Associate Receives Guard Award

Date:  June 16th, 2016

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Trinity Associate Receives Guard Award
Chelsie Haaland, Speech Therapy Manager with Trinity Health, accepts the Patriotic Employer award from Tom Rafferty, a volunteer with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves office.
(MINOT, ND)— Trinity Health associate Chelsie Haaland, MS, CCC-SLP, has received the "Patriotic Employer" award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves (ESGR), an office of the U.S. Defense Department.

Based on nominations from Guard and Reserve members, the award is presented to employers who contribute to national security by demonstrating support for employee participation in America's Guard and Reserve Force.

Haaland, who manages Trinity's Speech Therapy Department, accepted the award from Tom Rafferty, an ESGR volunteer, who cited her cooperation and understanding in the recent mobilization of Courtney Champagne, the speech department's administrative assistant. Champagne serves as a Sergeant in the 461st Engineer Company, US Army Reserve, which is deploying to Afghanistan.

"When I informed (Haaland) and her leadership of my upcoming deployment and obligations, the resulting challenges within our department were met with kindness, understanding and a dedicated attitude of support," Champagne wrote in her nomination.

Rafferty also presented a companion award to Darren Armstrong, Haaland's supervisor and Director of Trinity's Therapy Services Department.

"This award is quite an honor because a business has to be nominated by someone serving in the Guard or Reserves," Rafferty said. SPACE index.php