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Office of the Director

Employee Recognition Program

Health Employee Award for Recognition and Thanks logo

At the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), we believe that our employees are our most important asset.  Our commitment to excellence is realized through the contributions of individual employees as well as the collaborative effort of teams.

The ADHS Employee Recognition Program was established in 1992 and was created to celebrate and support employees through recognition. The Department's Employee Recognition Coordinator is Michelle Borquez, who is responsible for coordinating Department-wide employee recognition programs and activities. She also chairs the Employee Recognition Council, a group of dedicated employees who promote employee recognition activities throughout the agency.

Every day, many ADHS employees go above and beyond to assist customers, the public, and other employees. The Department encourages you to recognize these individuals by nominating them for their customer service, teamwork, integrity, or overall positive attitude.

If you'd like to nominate an employee or a particular team or office for the service they provided you, just fill-out a nomination form.

Nomination Form: [PDF 109K] [WORD DOC 27K]

Complete the form and fax to Michelle Borquez, Employee Recognition Coordinator, at (602) 542-1289. If you have any questions about the Program or how to nominate an ADHS employee, please contact her at (602) 542-6384.