Kumpf Named JCH&L Caring Kind Employee

Jenny Kumpf, outpatient clinic services unit clerk, was named Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Caring Kind Employee for 2018. Kumpf was among 76 recognized at the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) annual convention on October 26, 2018.

Kumpf’s nominates said she exemplifies the Caring Kind spirit with her smile, her eagerness to help both patients and coworkers, and her dedication to go above and beyond in her job. Nominators commend her for taking customers where they need to go, and for working well with all departments for services patients might need. Patients appreciate your willingness to work with their schedules, and communicate any changes.

For 39 years, the Caring Kind award has been given to Nebraska’s most caring and compassionate hospital employees. The award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.

“The Caring Kind Award has truly become a rich tradition for the NHA and our members. The recipients demonstrate a level of kindness, caring, dedication and commitment to their patients that goes above and beyond,” said NHA President Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE. “I look forward to this event every year – it celebrates all that is good in serving others.”

Hospitals across the state each select one Caring Kind award recipient from within their respective institutions to be recognized during the NHA Annual Convention.

Nearly 2,500 skilled and dedicated health care professionals have received this award since its inception in 1979. This year, 76 employees were honored before more than 500 people in attendance at The Caring Kind Awards Luncheon held at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center in La Vista.

The event showcases the exemplary work and care hospital employees provide every day throughout the year. Every Nebraska hospital employee plays a critical role in providing high-quality, cost-effective treatment and ensuring the safety of themselves, their co-workers and patients each and every day. These honorees are star performers through their dedication to patients and teamwork, ensuring that care is safe, quality-driven and cost-effective for consumers, as well as for the organizations they represent.

The NHA congratulates The Caring Kind award recipients for 2018:

  • Eltaib Abdellah | Chase County Community Hospital | Imperial
  • Peggy Adams | Community Medical Center, Inc. | Falls City
  • Emily Afrank | Faith Regional Health Services | Norfolk
  • Sean Akers | Children’s Hospital & Medical Center | Omaha
  • Becky Antes | Community Memorial Hospital | Syracuse
  • Jennifer Arnold | Regional West Health Services | Scottsbluff
  • JoAnn Aschoff | St. Joseph’s Retirement Community | West Point
  • Tim Bader | Kearney Regional Medical Center | Kearney
  • Florence Basilio | Oakland Mercy Hospital | Oakland
  • Shannon Beck | Merrick Medical Center | Central City
  • Matthew Benn | VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System | Omaha
  • Ann Bergman | Cozad Community Health System | Cozad
  • AAron Blanchard | Memorial Community Health | Aurora
  • Rachel Brabec | Boys Town National Research Hospital | Omaha
  • Kyle Broadfoot | Tri Valley Health System | Cambridge
  • Hanna Brumbaugh | Pawnee County Memorial Hospital | Pawnee City
  • Jason Calhoon | Harlan County Health System | Alma
  • Peggy Casey | Fillmore County Hospital | Geneva
  • Sue Creekmore | York General | York
  • Laura Daro | Butler County Health Care Center | David City
  • Michelle Dick | Thayer County Health Services | Hebron
  • Jill Doolittle | CHI Health St. Elizabeth | Lincoln
  • Joan Fillipi | Providence Medical Center | Wayne
  • Cynthe Ford | Methodist Women’s Hospital | Omaha
  • Amanda Fossler | Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center | Beatrice
  • Sharon Fowler | CHI Health Midlands | Papillion
  • Eduardo Freitas, MD | Great Plains Health | North Platte
  • Beth Grant | Friend Community Healthcare System | Friend
  • Michael Gray | Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals | Lincoln
  • Jill Hardy | CHI Health St. Mary’s | Nebraska City
  • Karen Hart | Antelope Memorial Hospital | Neligh
  • Jolynn Hartman | Fremont Health | Fremont
  • Janine Harvey | Nemaha County Hospital | Auburn
  • Theresa Hawk | Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital | O’Neill
  • Colleen Hoff | Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center | Broken Bow
  • Christine Johnson | CHI Health St. Francis | Grand Island
  • Emily Johnson | Sidney Regional Medical Center | Sidney
  • Krystal Kaup | Rock County Hospital | Bassett
  • Deb Kessler | Columbus Community Hospital | Columbus
  • Lorrie Klepper | Memorial Health Care Systems | Seward
  • Jenny Kumpf | Jefferson Community Health & Life | Fairbury
  • Melissa Lindauer | OrthoNebraska | Omaha
  • Megan Loeffler | Mary Lanning Healthcare | Hastings
  • Sarah Lunbery | Box Butte General Hospital | Alliance
  • Dan Lygrisse | Brodstone Memorial Hospital | Superior
  • Marla Martin | Crete Area Medical Center | Crete
  • Tegwin Matthews | CHI Health Immanuel | Omaha
  • Kristina Messersmith | Lexington Regional Health Center | Lexington
  • Patricia Minnick | Franklin County Memorial Hospital | Franklin
  • Christi Moock | Bryan Health | Lincoln
  • Brian Moody | CHI Health Good Samaritan | Kearney
  • Joy Nelson | CHI Health Plainview | Plainview
  • Julie Nelson | Regional West Garden County | Oshkosh
  • Tammy Nelson | Phelps Memorial Health Center | Holdrege
  • Paul Nepal | CHI Health Lakeside | Omaha
  • Lisa Nissen | Osmond General Hospital | Osmond
  • Alisha Obando | Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services | Chadron
  • Mary Ogorzolka | Community Hospital | McCook
  • Jean Peck | CHI Health CUMC Bergan Mercy | Omaha
  • Elizabeth Perkins | Nebraska Medicine | Omaha
  • Michelle Peterson | Nebraska Methodist Hospital | Omaha
  • Colette Powell | Ogallala Community Hospital | Ogallala
  • Roy Robbins | Saunders Medical Center | Wahoo
  • Jacob Runyan | Brown County Hospital | Ainsworth
  • Ardanna Sepers | Dundy County Hospital | Benkelman
  • Joy Setlik | Valley County Health System | Ord
  • Rebecca Seybold | Kearney County Health Services | Minden
  • Carla Smith | Pender Community Hospital | Pender
  • Louise Stewart | Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center | Osceola
  • Marissa Stoklasa | CHI Health Schuyler | Schuyler
  • Jane Stone | Howard County Medical Center | St. Paul
  • Kathy Swanda | Johnson County Hospital | Tecumseh
  • Jayson Talaue | Avera Creighton Hospital | Creighton
  • Jessica Thomassen | West Holt Medical Services | Atkinson
  • Lorilee Titus | Memorial Community Hospital & Health System | Blair
  • Kathy Young | Boone County Health Center | Albion

 

The Nebraska Hospital Association is 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 www.NebraskaHospitals.org.