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Yearly Archives: 2023

LRHC earns award for commitment to improving rural care for coronary artery disease

People who live in rural communities live an average of three years fewer than urban counterparts and have a 40% higher likelihood of developing heart disease.[1],[2] At Lexington Regional Health Center we are committed to changing that. For efforts to optimize acute cardiac care and eliminate rural health care outcome disparities, Lexington Regional Health Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Rural Recognition Bronze award for ST-elevation

December 2023 Employee of the Month

Nominating Statement: “Justine is such a great individual and cares for her patients and others. She is a great supporter and mentor!” Get to Know Justine Bauer Justine has worked at LRHC since May 2022 as an Occupational Therapist. She graduated from UNK with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and then attended Creighton University for her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. Justine enjoys traveling, being on the trails at Johnson Lake, and cheering on the Nebraska Huskers, UNK Lopers, and

Two LRHC Leaders Graduate from NHA Leadership Institute

In 2023 Curtis Roemmich, Director of Rehabilitation and Leonard Wilson, Director of Respiratory Therapy went through 9 month Nebraska Hospital Association Leadership Institute class. This 9 month course is a great opportunity for emerging leaders to further their leadership skills and competencies through a series of interactive sessions. “The NHA Leadership Institute is a wonderful avenue to further develop leadership skills as well as initiate networking with other healthcare professionals across the state.  Curtis and Leonard are motivated and excited to

November 2023 Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our November employee of the month, Karen Rojas! “Karen truly goes above and beyond for LRHC every single day! She is the first to volunteer for any event and has an outgoing personality that is inviting to everyone she interacts with! She welcomes all new employees with a smile on her face, then goes out of her way to make them feel appreciated. We are beyond blessed to have Karen at LRHC and are very excited for her

2023 40 under 40 awards

 Brittany Hueftle RN, BSN, Elizabeth Atwood RN, MSNEd, CNE, and Hannah Hild RN, BSN from Lexington Regional Health Center have been recognized at the Nebraska Nurses Association Annual Convention as a 40 Under 40 Awardee at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln on October 7, 2023.

2023 Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work Award

September 29, 2023  Chicago, IL – Lexington Regional Health Center has been ranked No. 59  among healthcare Provider/Insurer in Modern Healthcare’s 2023 Best Places to Work award program. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at   “It is with great pleasure and honor that I report that we were, once again, a Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work award recipient. I want to take

Lexington Regional Health Center nationally recognized for its commitment to quality care for heart attacks

  Lexington Regional Health Center has received American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Referring Center Bronze recognition for its commitment to ensuring science-based treatment for all people experiencing a specific type of heart attack known as an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), known to be more severe and dangerous than other types of heart attacks. Each year, about 285,000 people in the U.S. experience this type of heart attack, caused by a complete blockage in a coronary artery.[1] Nearly

Living it up! | Growing old or living long

Roger Wells, PA-C Lexington Regional Health Center LEXINGTON, NE – One out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90. Many current beliefs about aging were based on information that is no longer valid given recent scientific advances. Cognitive and mental health For most older adults, age-associated changes in cognition (thinking) are mild and do not significantly interfere with daily functioning. Older adults are capable of learning new skills even later in life, though learning may take longer than for younger adults. Short-term memory

October Employee of the Month

Nominating Statement: “Raquel is an amazing individual and willing to help out no matter where or what it is. She always has a smile on her face and makes sure you are doing good. She is one of a kind with a heart of gold and she is a superb fit for LRHC.” Get to Know Raquel Racek Raquel has worked at LRHC since November 2021 as a Materials Management Clerk. Raquel and her husband, Darin, have been married for just over one year.

September Employee of the Month

Nominating Statement: “Mike is such a positive member of our team and is great with patients and their families. He helped my sister and I so much when our mom was dying. He was always checking in on us.” Get to Know Mike Dowling Mike has worked at LRHC since May 2023 as our Chief Experience Officer. Mike recently retired from the Nebraska State Patrol after serving 27 years. He was originally assigned to the division of Traffic and eventually transferred