Byers named Ogallala 2011 Caring Kind Recipient
LAVISTA, Neb. (Nov 15, 2011) — For 32 years, the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) has paid tribute to the state’s most caring hospital workers by honoring them with the Caring Kind Award.
Andy Byers, maintenance tech, at Banner Health Ogallala Community Hospital was recently recognized during the Caring Kind Awards Luncheon held on Oct. 21 in LaVista, Neb.
According to the hospital association, the Caring Kind Employee should be someone who has “soared above and beyond the call of duty to demonstrate compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.” Hospitals across the state select one Caring Kind recipient from within their respective institutions to be recognized during the NHA Annual Convention.
“Andy wears many hats in his role at the hospital. He is always willing to take the time to help, and takes initiative to help others while maintaining accountability for his job and our facility. He represents Banner Health and Ogallala Community Hospital well in the community and is a role model employee. We are fortunate to have Andy on our Banner Health team. He truly is deserving of this award,” says Julie Klein, Chief Executive Officer.
This prestigious award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities. Over 1800 dedicated health care professionals have received this award since its inception in 1979.
About Ogallala Community Hospital
Founded in 1952, Ogallala Community Hospital strives to meet the health care needs of western Nebraska and is dedicated to supporting our patients’ physical, emotional and mental well-being. We are certified by Medicare as an 18-bed Critical Access Hospital. It has 130 employees. We are part of Banner Health, a nonprofit system of 23 hospitals, physician practices, health plans and research facilities that operates in seven states.