Tennessee team member receives first ever “Courage to Endure Award”

Tennessee team member receives first ever “Courage to Endure Award”

Nancy Smith (L) with CIO Andy Flatt

Nancy Smith, Corizon Health Director of Customer Solutions Integration, was recently recognized with the first ever “Courage to Endure Award.” Nancy received her award from Chief Information Officer Andy Flatt during a recent IT Department Town Hall meeting at the Brentwood (TN) Healthcare Support Team office. The award is meant to signify when a key contributor in the Information Technology Department consistently goes above and beyond the scope of their work. 

When Mr. Flatt was in college at Lipscomb University in Nashville, his father gave him a bison statue (Lipscomb’s mascot) to recognize his hard work and courage. Fifteen years ago, Andy purchased a commissioned painting by Michael Sloan titled “Courage to Endure,” which featured a bison standing in the snow. The painting inspired him to start a tradition of recognizing his own employees for their dedication and efforts in setting themselves apart in their jobs. Team members receive a bison statue, as well as an award certificate featuring an image of the bison painting. When a new team member is recognized with the award, the statue is passed to them, and the tradition continues.