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9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
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Gritman Board of Directors Vice Chair honored with AARP Andrus Award

MOSCOW — Gritman Medical Center Board of Director Vice Chair and Auxiliary Treasurer, Janie Nirk, was recently honored with the AARP 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service, the association’s most prestigious volunteer award.

Each year AARP honors the legacy of AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, with the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. This award is a symbol of the power of individuals to make a difference in the lives of others.

Janie has been a pillar in the community since 1961 and her volunteerism extends well beyond her involvement with AARP. She serves as treasurer for the Gritman Medical Center Auxiliary and on the Gritman Medical Center Board of Directors. She is actively involved with the Moscow League of Women Voters and is a founding member of the “Sharing Tree” which has been providing gifts and food for children in need during the holidays for the past 33 years.

She is also a staunch and passionate advocate for quality health care. Because of her efforts, the Palouse Dialysis Clinic opened in 2009 giving resident’s critical access to lifesaving treatments without having to drive hundreds of miles per week. Her leadership and vision made this project a reality and life easier for families across the Palouse.

For more than 50 years Janie has volunteered her time and services throughout the community including 33 years teaching high school students in Potlatch.

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