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Memorial Community Hospital and Health System and MDsave Partner to Increase Access to Medical Care for Patients

Partnership brings out-of-pocket patients the same high-quality care as insured patients at affordable, transparent prices.

[BLAIR, NE] – With an ever-increasing number of Americans paying out of pocket for healthcare, Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH&HS) in Blair is taking steps to help these patients get the medical care they need, when they need it.

By partnering with online healthcare marketplace MDsave, MCH&HS is providing a new way for patients to buy their medical services upfront at discounted prices that are bundled together with related fees -- which means no more surprise bills.

“This is the same quality care that patients have come to expect at our hospital,” said Manny Wolf, President and CEO of MCH&HS. “We are able to offer our self-pay patients better prices through MDsave because of increased administrative efficiency, not because the quality of care is reduced in any way.”

MDsave is dedicated to making healthcare accessible to everyone by empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care. The MDsave online marketplace is built on the principles of affordability, transparency, and shoppability, giving patients the ability to shop and compare pre-negotiated, bundled prices for their services and then immediately act on that information.

“Working with Memorial Community Hospital and Health System, we are taking an important step toward making healthcare more accessible and affordable,” said MDsave CEO Paul Ketchel. “We know that the cost of preventive treatments is often a factor in consumers neglecting to have them. We hope that our strategic alliance will increase access to quality medical care and, as a result, help save lives.”

You can see MCH&HS’s online procedure offerings at, or visit to learn more about the hospital. You can learn more about MDsave at

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Stop the Bleed

Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH&HS) is bringing the latest public health education initiative to the community.

Stop the Bleed was motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and multiple other tragedies in recent years, and was organized by what has become known as the Hartford Consensus. The leaders of this group, which included law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community, met with the intention of improving survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events.

The resulting injuries from such events generally present severe bleeding which, if left unattended can result in death. The leaders concluded that by providing first responders and bystanders with basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergent situation, lives would be saved.

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to teach the civilian population with vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This is being accomplished around the country by comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information programs targeted to civilians that will inform, educate, and empower the 300+ United States citizens.

MCH&HS is working with staff from Creighton University Medical Center Bergan-Mercy Hospital to educate the public. Keala Roy, ER Manager, and Angie Livingston, Med Surg Manager received their training from FEMA Decon training in 2018 and will be the coordinators of the effort’s for MCH&HS.

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When discussing Stop the Bleed with Roy, she said, “This is excellent basic training that can be used in a multitude of situations. The initiative started due to a tragedy, but the techniques taught can be used for hunting, fishing, and farming accidents. I would love to have the civilian population be comfortable with preforming this life saving technique and be confident they could use it in case of tragedy.”

MCH&HS is starting their education initiative with local area high schools and plans to expand it to the community later this year. Classes will be taught at MCH&HS in 2020 and they will also teach the course to local businesses who would like to educate their employees.

For more information, please call Keala Roy at 402-426-1551.

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Cold Therapy Nerve Block ‘Freezes Knee Pain’

Blair, NE – With an increased concern about opioid dependency, an exciting new treatment to knee pain has medical professionals very optimistic.

The treatment, known as iovera°, or Cold Therapy Nerve Block for knee pain, uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat knee pain and turn off pain receptors at the site. Using a needle cooled with nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, surgeons are able to pinpoint the peripheral nerves in the knee to mask the pain, all within a clinical office environment.

The treatment uses the body’s natural response to cold to temporarily inhibit a nerve’s ability to transmit signals. This technology is unique in this sense that it provides pain relief that is immediate, lasting and safe. It is non-invasive and can be done in just minutes. Though results vary with patients, the nerve does regenerate after two months and the treatment wears off, returning all feeling back to the site.

MCH&HS is committed to doing their part to combat the growing opioid crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 42,000 fatal opioid-related overdoses in 2016 alone.

Suzanne Hruza“Offering this type of therapy at MCH&HS is a great opportunity for our patients to have access to a new approach to treating knee pain. This really offers them a non-opioid alternative to managing their pain and we are very excited to offer it here,” said Dr. Suzanne Hruza, a Diagnostic Radiology physician with Radiology Consultants in Omaha and MCH&HS in Blair.

Individuals seeking more information about this exciting new treatment can attend a free Lunch & Learn on June 17th at MCH&HS. Seating is limited. Please call (402) 426-1494 to register today.

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Memorial Community Hospital & Health System is pleased to Welcome Dr. Gregg Drabek as general surgeon.

Dr. Drabek will begin at MCH&HS later this spring or early summer.

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Dr. Drabek began his undergraduate studies at Dakota Wesleyan University in South Dakota and graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He went on to receive his medical degree from the University of South Dakota, and completed his residency at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa.

Dr. Drabek is also employed by CHI as a general surgeon and is affiliated with many hospitals in the area. His past hospital affiliations include Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota, and Rutherford Hospital in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Dr. Drabek is a member of the American Board of Surgery and holds medical licenses in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Carolina, and Wyoming.

Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, located at 810 North 22 Street, has been serving the residents of Burt and Washington Counties for more than 50 years. The hospital, and its network of outreach clinics, continues to heal, nurture and promote health by proactively identifying and meeting the needs of these communities. 

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Join MCH&HS for an Open House at our new Cottonwood Clinic.


Cottonwood Clinic Open House

Tuesday, May 14th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3519 Highway 32 in Tekamah

Meet the providers, Dr. Charles Smith, Dr. Paula Thielen, Becky Guzinksi PA-C, and Jill Connealy PA-C.

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Congratulations to Keala Roy, Cheryl Slominski, and Terrin Leehy, Positive Image of Nursing Award Recipients

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The Positive Image of Nursing Award is a recognition and award program facilitated by the Nebraska Nurses Association to commemorate National Nurses Week. Recipients are nominated by their nurse leader based on their commitment and dedication to exemplifying a positive image of nursing.

Keala Roy, RN, Emergency Department Lead, Cheryl Slominski, RN, Specialty Clinic, and Terrin Leehy, RN, Med Surg, attended an awards celebration breakfast on Saturday, April 27th, at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha.

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Blair Physician Receives Honorary Degree from the American Academy of Family Physicians

Sandra Beth Baumberger, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Blair, NE has achieved the Degree of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 131,400 family physicians, residents, and medical students.

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Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 17,500 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, “Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians,” or “F.A.A.F.P.”

Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.

The AAFP was the first national medical specialty organization to require its members to complete a minimum of 150 hours of accredited continuing medical education every three years. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to primary care.

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About American Academy of Family Physicians

Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians represents 131,400 physicians and medical students nationwide, and it is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year – more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicat4ed to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty.

To learn more about the AAFP and family medicine, visit Follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer web site,

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The MCH&HS Annual Meeting was held on April 16, 2019.

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Memorial Community Hospital & Health System

2018 Annual Report

The Mission of Memorial Community Hospital and Health System is to partner with our community to heal, nurture and promote wellness. MCH&HS has been a proud part of the community for many years.

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In a healthcare landscape that is riddled with change and challenge, the organization has had to adapt and evolve over the years, but one thing has remained consistent–our commitment to ensuring that our patients receive personalized and high quality care.

The 2018 annual report shares some of the milestones that the team at MCH&HS has been able to accomplish in the last year.

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Memorial Community Hospital & Health System Receives $279,062 Grant From Helmsley Charitable Trust X-Ray Initiative

[Blair, NE] | Patients at Memorial Community Hospital & Health System will soon benefit from studies using the latest in x-ray technology made possible through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program.

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Memorial Community Hospital & Health System $279,062 for a digital upgrade of the main radiology room and a digital panel for the second radiology room, part of a $14.2 million initiative to upgrade x-ray technology at 50 rural hospitals in the Upper Midwest.

"We are grateful for the support from the Helmsley Charitable Trust,” said Manny Wolf, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System President and CEO. “The grant will provide us with the ability to deliver the safest and highest quality radiologic services for our patients. In addition, the updated system at the main hospital campus also allows for Memorial Community Hospital & Health System to offer enhanced diagnostic abilities in our soon to open new Cottonwood Clinic in Tekamah."

Walter Panzirer, a Trustee for the Helmsley Charitable Trust, said the initiative represents the organization’s latest multi-site initiative to improve the quality of healthcare available to rural residents in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming.

“Our goal has always been to improve access to exceptional medical treatment for those who live in rural America,” said Panzirer. “To that end, rural hospitals need to remain viable and have the latest equipment to ensure their patients can receive essential, quality healthcare services locally. This initiative is just one of many that strives to improve healthcare outcomes throughout the Upper Midwest.”

Panzirer said critical access hospitals in the seven-state region are hampered by outdated equipment. Over the last four years, the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program has awarded more than $30 million in grants to 82 hospitals in the Upper Midwest to purchase state-of-the-art computer tomography (CT) scanners.
The Helmsley Charitable Trust’s latest initiative addresses out-of-date x-ray technology that underserves patients and jeopardizes the health of physicians and x-ray technicians, according to Panzirer.

The $14.2 million in grants will allow replacement of a total of 87 pieces of equipment, including: 32 fixed x-ray devices with an average age of 16 years; 48 portable x-ray devices with an average age of 28 years; two fixed fluoroscopy devices averaging nine years; and five portable C-arms with an average age of 16 years.
“With one particular grant to a rural North Dakota hospital, the trust is replacing an x-ray device that has been in service since 1967,” Panzirer said. “Technology has advanced so much, even over the last decade, that these grants, allowing for the purchase of advanced x-ray devices, will provide incredible benefits for medical workers and their patients for the foreseeable future.”

About the Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits in health and select place-based initiatives. Since 2008, when Helmsley began its active grantmaking, it has committed more than $2 billion for a wide range of charitable purposes. Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program funds innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patients to emergency medical care, bring the latest medical therapies to patients in remote areas, and provide state-of-the-art training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel.

To date, this program has awarded nearly $390 million to organizations and initiatives in the Upper Midwest states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota Iowa and Montana. To learn more, visit

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Memorial Community Hospital & Health System (MCH&HS) welcomed the first baby born in 2019, with the birth of Gus Franklin Johnson on January 15th.

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The son of Heidi and Jordan Johnson of Tekamah, Gus was welcomed into the world at 4:27 p.m. by Dr. Sandra Baumberger. He was 7 pounds, 4ounces and 20 and a half inches long.

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Blair Volunteer Fire and Rescue continued an annual tradition, donating a gift basket to the family of the first New Year baby. Blair Volunteer Fire and Rescue members Randy Backman, Brenda Jenny, Bob Tichota and Fire Chief Joe Leonard included many baby essentials in the basket such as a a carbon monoxide alarm and a handmade blanket.

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Memorial Community Hospital & Health System Receives Trauma Designation

(Blair, NE) – Memorial Community Hospital & Health System in Blair recently received a Basic Level Trauma Center designation from the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).

This designation requires certification, and all nurses and providers must obtain additional education and training leading to a higher quality of care.

A site visit was held in October 2018 at which time a trauma center medical provider and nurse reviewed patient charts, facility, processes and resources in the Emergency Department at MCH&HS. With this designation, all ER providers are required to have ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and all ED nurses are required to have continuing education hours that are trauma related. Nurses also must have TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course).

The Basic Level Trauma Center designation is valid for four years. During the four year period, the DHHS will monitor MCH&HS’s compliance by requiring the facility to report data to the Trauma Registry and participate in regional trauma care performance improvement meetings.

Many MCH&HS staff members were recognized as playing an integral role in receiving this designation which was led by Trauma Medical Director Dr. Maurice Birdwell, and Trauma Nurse Coordinator Keala Roy. The local EMS volunteers and MCH Board of Directors were also commended for their efforts.

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Read the Latest Issue of Aspire Magazine, Fall 2018

Aspire is the free community magazine of Memorial Community Hospital & Health System (MCH&HS).  

Each issue highlights select services and members of the MCH&HS team, introduces new initiatives, celebrates our community, and offers you some helpful health tips.

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In This Issue 

Continuing Growth: Strategic planning process, new Tekamah Cottonwood Clinic, and addition of medical staff leads growth efforts

Community Spotlight: New Tekamah Clinic Coming Soon 

Employee Spotlight: New Faces Joining MCH&HS Staff 

Feature Articles: 
Flu Vaccination Is Important, pg. 4
Oncology Locally, pg. 4
Save our Antibiotics: Prevent Unnecessary Use, pg. 5

Events & Updates:
Rummage Sale Success
Tree of Life Campaign
2nd Annual Baby Expo
MCH&HS Holiday Celebration Thursday, December 13th, 4-7pm

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UNMC's Simulation in Motion Nebraska Program Provides Free Training to Local EMS, Critical Access Hospitals

Emergency medical service providers and nurses from the local area working with the University of Nebraska Medical Center Simulation in Motion Nebraska program (SIM-NE) conducted emergency medical training on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair, NE which is hosting the training.

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The free training is conducted with a 44-foot-long, customized truck that provides a mobile, real-life training experience designed to enhance life-saving skills for those in rural areas. The trucks were launched in June 2017 to be stationed in Scottsbluff, Norfolk, Kearney and Lincoln with training taking place in surrounding rural communities. The idea is about bringing training to those associated with rural emergency medical service agencies and rural critical access hospitals in their home location rather than having learners travel to larger cities for training. This allows the simulations to be team-based as learners train side-by-side with the people they normally work with during a response.

The customized trucks, funded by a $5.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, feature dual slide-out room extensions, a simulated emergency room and ambulance, as well as high-tech, computerized mannequins that talk, breathe, have heartbeats, and can react to medications and other actions of the learners.

Each mobile unit is outfitted with supplies to recreate a realistic environment for learners including supplies, pre-programmed computerized medical and trauma scenarios; monitors that display vital signs of patient simulators; audio and video recording/playback capabilities and mock drugs.

The grant has funded the program operation for three years with 100 percent funding in the first year, 66 percent funding in the second year and 33 percent funding in the third year. Private funding, partnerships, fee for services, and state and federal grants will be sought to sustain the project during and after the grant funding period ends in November 2018.

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Congratulations to Lori Titus, Patient Access Rep, Therapy Services

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MCH&HS has awarded Lorilee Titus the "Caring Kind" Award.

Lori consistently goes "above and beyond" to provide excellent customer service with a personal touch. She makes all patients that stop at her desk feel cared for and "part of the rehab family." She makes extra calls to patients, will assist patients to their cars, hold an umbrella during pouring rains, and gives extra attention to all our patients.

Thank you, Lori, for your dedication to MCH&HS!

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Memorial Community Hospital and Health System in Blair, NE announced a new physician will be joining their health system.

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Dr. Paula Thielen will join MCH&HS in September 2018. She is currently practicing at Banner Medical Group in Ogallala, NE.

Dr. Thielen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine (UNMC).
She completed her residency at UNMC in Family Medicine. Dr. Thielen is Board certified in Family Medicine and has a strong interest in and focus on women's health and maternity care. She is experienced in C-Sections and minor office procedures.

In her free time, Dr. Thielen enjoys cooking, reading, spending time on physical fitness and with her dog, Indy. She also enjoys musicals, plays and the ballet. One of her favorite things to do is visit the Henry Doorly Zoo. Upon her arrival, Dr. Thielen will reside in Blair.

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Blair Pediatrician Busting Vaccine Myths

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By Jill Reel, MD
MCH&HS Blair Clinic Pediatrician


Immunizations are an incredible innovation to prevent deaths.

I almost died from the measles when I was a baby before the vaccine was available. I had measles and developed pneumonia. Luckily, I survived because I had an excellent pediatrician who recognized the complications. There are still measles outbreaks and recently 17 children died from a measles outbreak. This can happen easily when vaccine rates go down. Annually, 1.5 million children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are encouraged, but myths surrounding vaccine discourage parents from getting their children vaccinated. I practice scientifically proven and evidence-based medicine and I push hard for parents to get their children vaccinated on time because I know it could save their child's life.

During my pediatric intern year Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (HIB) meningitis was an epidemic. We weren't vaccinating children until 15 months, at that time, but the majority of children getting HIB were under 15 months. We did spinal taps, several every night, in the winter months. The following year we started vaccinating at 2, 4, and 6 months and now we rarely see HIB meningitis. I also had a big beautiful 4 month old baby with Streptococcus Pneumonia Meningitis and he had pus pockets in his brain and was thought that he would be deaf, blind and mentally handicapped.

It is not a good idea to delay vaccines as many of the things that we vaccinate for are even more deadly to babies and younger children. Also, everyone should have a Tdap as an adult. The Tdap is a vaccine that prevents tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough). We still have deaths every year from whooping cough, especially in babies. Lastly, everyone should get their Flu vaccine every year as soon as they come out, usually in September. Influenza kills 100-200 children a year and it can kill very healthy children and adults as well as the young and the old.

Here are five key facts about immunizations:

1) Immunization with vaccination is the safest way to prevent disease. (Vaccines produce immunity similar to natural infection without the serious risk of death or disability related to natural infection.)

2) It is always best to get vaccinated even if you think the risk of infection is low. (Deadly diseases that seem to have been eradicated have a way of coming back when vaccine rates drop.)

3) Combined vaccines are safe. (Giving vaccines in combination and several at the same time have been proven to boost the immunity to each component of the vaccine and reduce the number of shots and discomfort for the child.)

4) There is no link with vaccines and autism. (There is no scientific evidence to link the MMR vaccine and autism. This has been proved repeatedly in multiple studies.)

5) If we don't vaccinate, deadly diseases will return.

I strongly encourage vaccinations as they help save lives. It is a proven fact!

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MCH&HS Earns Designation 

Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH&HS) has earned the designation of a Safe Sleep Hospital Champion as part of a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services initiative.

Jackie Moline, maternal/infant health program coordinator, division of public health, presented a certificate to the hospital Wednesday morning.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services worked with the Nebraska Hospital Association, the Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative to launch the Nebraska Safe Sleep Hospital Campaign. The campaign provides evidence-based education to parents of newborns as well as birthing hospital staff.

"Providing consistent training and education on safe sleep for all hospital personnel caring for children under a year old ensures the same safe sleep message is shared with parents of more than 26,000 babies born in Nebraska every year," Moline said. "An increase in safe sleep awareness will result in more babies sleeping in safe environments and reaching their first birthday."
To earn the designation, MCH&HS took the Safe Sleep Campaign pledge, developed a Safe Sleep policy, educated hospital personnel on Safe Sleep recommendations and practices and provided evidence-based Safe Sleep education.

"MCH recognizes the importance of quality and patient safety," said Angie Livingston, MCH&HS inpatient lead, who accepted the certificate on behalf of the hospital.

MCH&HS is the 37th hospital — out of 38 — to earn the designation since September. Ten other hospitals have pledged to become Hospital Champions.

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Nebraska Hospital Association Foundation announces health care career scholarship recipients

LINCOLN, NEB. — The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Graduate Studies Tuition Aid Program and the Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program.

Congratulations to Natalie Uhing, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, Blair (Aureus Medical Group scholarship)

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In an effort to address the ongoing health care professional shortage, the NHAREF is assisting future industry leaders in their efforts to pursue a degree in health care or further their education through two scholarship programs — the Graduate Studies Tuition Aid Program and the Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program. The scholarship programs can also encourage Nebraskans to remain in the state as they establish their careers in health care.

"The NHAREF is pleased to award scholarships to hospital employees who have selected to focus on a health care career. This year's awardees represent the commitment to advance their learning to enable them to provide direct patient care or to offer the many support services hospitals utilize," Nebraska Hospital Association President Laura Redoutey said. "We are honored that so many applied for these scholarships. We wish all of our student employees well as they pursue their educational dreams."

Four additional scholarships were offered this year due to a generous donation to the Health Care Career Scholarship Program from FocusOne Solutions and Aureus Medical Group. These scholarships assist students who are working toward a career to improve the health and well-being of Nebraska's communities. Dan Nordstrom, Business Development Executive at FocusOne Solutions, says, "Aureus Medical and FocusOne Solutions are committed to helping NHA members by supporting Nebraska nurses to achieve their educational and career goals at NHA member hospitals."

Nebraska's hospitals are proud to support these outstanding students who will keep our quality of care among the best in the nation.

Recipients of the 2018 Graduate Studies Tuition Aid Program:
• Emily Colyer, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha (Aureus Medical Group scholarship)
• Suzanne Day, Boystown National Research Hospital, Omaha (FocusOne Solutions scholarship)
• Brett Eggleston, Callaway District Hospital, Callaway
• Kristianna Farley, CHI Health St. Francis, Grand Island
• Christina Flaata, Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior
• Dawn Friesel, Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn
• Dayle Harlow, Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva
• Sarah Huettner, Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus
• Alisha Obando, Chadron Community Hospital, Chadron
• Sara Rybacki, Community Hospital, McCook

Recipients of the 2018 Undergraduate Health Care Career Scholarship Program:
• Marcy Aldana, CHI Health St. Mary's, Nebraska City (FocusOne Solutions scholarship)
• Amanda Barnes, Webster County Community Hospital, Red Cloud
• Bethanie Bates, Box Butte General Hospital, Alliance
• Jeanne Hansen, Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman
• Arthur Martin, CHI Health Lakeside, Omaha
• Elizabeth Maschmann, Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Superior
• Neil Schmedding, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha
• Natalie Uhing, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, Blair (Aureus Medical Group scholarship)
• Jordin Wasson, Tri Valley Health System, Cambridge
• Andrea Wilder Wilson, Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center, Broken Bow
• Taylor York, Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff

FocusOne Solutions is a provider of managed services solutions and vendor management software to help hospitals nationwide streamline the staffing process and achieve a higher level of performance. They serve as the point of contact to source high quality staff. FocusOne is dedicated to helping outstanding health care professionals take the next step forward in their careers.

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in health care staffing—and a Nebraska-based company—that brings more than 30 years of success to connecting hospitals with skilled and dynamic health care professionals seeking rewarding career opportunities. Aureus Medical Group is proud to play a vital role in the future of quality health care by providing assistance to students pursuing advanced degrees in their chosen health care field. Aureus Medical is a sister company of managed services provider FocusOne Solutions.

For more than 90 years, the Nebraska Hospital Association has been the unified voice for Nebraska's hospitals and health systems. The Association offers collaborative leadership, assisting its members to provide comprehensive care to their communities, improving the health status of those communities. For more information, visit the NHA website at

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MCH&HS 2nd Annual Baby Expo

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9 am - 12 noon
Bagby/Gentry Conference Rooms
810 N. 22nd Street, Blair

For information, call Molly at 402-426-1464.

Meet our L&D physicians and pediatrician!

  • Prize Drawings
  • Giveaways
  • Tours
  • Vendors
  • Food

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