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Yearly Archives: 2019

Brittany Hueftle accepted into AONL Nurse Director Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Brittany Hueftle, Director of Transitional Care, for being accepted into AONL Nurse Director Fellowship! This year-long professional development program targets the unique leadership development needs of individuals accountable for the planning, directing and coordinating the operations of multiple units/departments or service lines in support of the strategic direction of nursing and the organization. The program provides an in-depth environment of learning and incorporates the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies. Participants strengthen their current skills, acquire new competencies and

LRHC Recognized with 2019 Performance Leadership Award in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective

Lexington, Nebraska, December 9, 2019 –Lexington Regional Health Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality, outcomes, and patient perspective. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective. “Lexington Regional has a strong

Stop the Bleed Training in Lexington Schools

Lexington Public School nurses along with two Lexington Regional Health Center nurses were recently certified in Stop the Bleed training. (Melanie Steinwart, RN, Samantha Sleicher, RN, Bonie Muzzey, LPN, Lacey Anderson, RN, Skylar Munster, RN, and Tracy Harbison, RN) Lexington Regional Health Center was asked to help facilitate use of the grant throughout Nebraska. The training was taught by Lexington Regional Health Center Director of Emergency Services and Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Jennifer Vigil, RN.  The kits came through a grant

Lexington Regional Health Center Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Modern Healthcare will published a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the September 30 issue. “Despite the political headwinds that the industry faces, healthcare organizations continue to be dominant economic engines in their communities,” commented Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “Organizations recognized on this year’s list have also weathered mergers and reorganizations and

Lexington Regional Health Center joins Cerner CommunityWorks Family

Lexington, NE – September 30, 2019 – Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC), has teamed up with Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to transform its Electronic Health Record (EHR). The hospital recently invested in the Cerner Millennium® solutions-based EHR platform. LRHC will move to an updated, electronic system that supports physicians, nurses and clinicians to share data across the entire organization. “Our mission at Lexington Regional Health Center is to optimize the health of our patients and community through

Finalist for 2019 Improvement Best Practice Awards

We are very excited to announce that Lexington Regional Health Center was a finalist in the 2019 Improvement Best Practice Awards! The Improvement Best Practice Award is presented to a hospital, health system, or long term care organization that has demonstrated significant progress in their journey of better understanding and improving key moments in the care experience. Qualified organizations must have implemented a best practice that’s resulted in an achievement of outstanding performance in patient or resident-centered care and

Relay for Life

It was the 25th anniversary celebration at American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County held at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg. $43,186 was raised by the end of the night on Friday, July 19th. Lexington Regional Health Center had a team of 10 individuals to walk that night.  The LRHC team raised a little over $2,000 to support this cause. This money was raised with having multiple fundraisers including a bake sale and two cookouts over lunch that included

Under The Sea Summer Camp

Please join us for a therapeutic summer camp that will include innovative sensory experiences, gross motor and fine motor skill development and a whole of fun! Our Team: Our team includes one physical therapist, one occupational therapist, one speech therapist, one physical therapist assistant, one occupational therapist, and volunteers. If your child has special needs, they will be given a “buddy” for one-on-one assistance throughout the camp. Camp Activities: Camp will take place at LRHC’s Rehabilitation Services building where children will be

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Loved One? A Healthy Heart

By Mary K. Rhone – As we flip the calendar to February and see the 14th is coming up, we run to the sticky notes and add to our to-do list “pick up Valentine’s Day cards”.  We want those we love to know that we are thinking of them by giving a card, a gift, or maybe a special dinner out.  What if this year we all would turn our idea of giving ourselves as a gift to those we care

Sensory Friendly Haircuts at the “Kid’s Corner”!

Written by Maura Rabe, OTR/L We are approaching our first “Sensory Friendly Haircut” event at Lexington Regional Health Center’s Rehabilitation Services. You may be wondering, what role does Rehabilitation Services have in providing haircuts? One of our roles as pediatric therapists is to offer support to children and collaborate with parents to improve their child’s participation in daily living activities and within the community. Children who may demonstrate over or under-responses to sensory input are often described as having sensory processing difficulties