Indiana Health Centers is proud to announce that two leaders from our organization received awards from the Indiana Primary Health Care Association at this year’s annual conference. Dr. Jerra Sharp-Williams, DMD (IHC at Kokomo) was awarded the 2023 IPHCA Provider of the Year Award and IHC Board of Directors member Mike Busch was awarded the 2023 IPHCA Volunteer of the Year Award. Please help us congratulate them both on this prestigious accomplishment!
Dr. Jerra Sharp-Williams has been a dentist at Indiana Health Centers since 2010. She was instrumental in developing the COVID-19 safety strategy for IHC’s dental program in 2020, and because of her leadership abilities and excellent patient care, she was named Deputy Chief Dental Officer for the organization in 2021. Dr. Sharp is dedicated to IHC’s mission but has also left an impression on her co-workers and patients. As a provider she has been described as selfless, thoughtful, caring, compassionate, and kind. Her co-workers have noted that she goes the extra mile to support patients in need of extra care. This year she commuted four plus hours daily for six months to make sure we had provider coverage at one of our other dental locations. She has proven to be an asset and role model for everyone within the organization, and we are grateful to have her as a part of our team.
Mike Busch has been a member of the Indiana Health Centers Board of Directors since 1996. He joined when IHC opened our fifth medical center in Logansport, Indiana and has supported the organization in opening five additional locations since then. He has been a long-time proponent of Community Health Centers and has advocated at the state and national levels on multiple locations. Mike has also served as the chair of the finance committee and as the head of two CEO search committees. Mike’s passionate support and invaluable input have been a constant through IHC’s last 27 years, through our highs and lows, and the organization would like to recognize Mike Busch for his commitment to Indiana Health Centers and CHC’s nationwide.