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NHA honors Nebraska health care heroes with "The Caring Kind" award

Jessie Gipfert, SRMC, Local Recipient

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) has recognized 83 Nebraska hospital employees for their exemplary service to health care by bestowing them with the organization's prestigious The Caring Kind award.

For 43 years, The Caring Kind award has recognized Nebraska's most caring and compassionate health care heroes. This award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.

"This award demonstrates the kindness, caring, dedication and commitment these individuals make to their hospitals," commented Jeremy Nordquist, President, NHA. "The Caring Kind award is a celebration of our Nebraska health care heroes and the extraordinary work they do each and every day to deliver top notch patient care in our hospitals."

Hospitals across the state select one The Caring Kind award recipient from within their respective institutions to be recognized. Award winners were recognized at a special luncheon as part of the NHA Annual Convention this past Friday, October 21, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista. More than 2,700 caring, skilled and dedicated health care professionals have received this award since its inception in 1979.

Jason Petik, Chief Executive Officer for Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) stated, "This year our Caring Kind recipient was Jessie Gipfert, Radiology CT Tech. Jessie provides every single person with the upmost respect, compassion and care that can be offered. Jessie is an outstanding member of the SRMC team."


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