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Smith receives leadership award

The American College of Health Care Administrators honored Veronnica Smith, administrator of Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell, with a 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award at its annual convocation and exposition in recently Las Vegas.

 Smith was one of 234 recipients who received the award with virtual recognition.

 Smith began her career with Avera at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in 1992, where she developed the home health and hospice programs and worked with parish nursing prior to moving on to senior services, becoming the Avera Brady Health and Rehab administrator in March 2001. She represents long-term care on the Avera Queen of Peace Administrative Council.

 Smith and her husband, Patrick Smith, are the parents of four children: Shea, D.J., Emmy and Andrew. They live in Mitchell.

 — Source: Avera Queen of Peace