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Valley County Health System receives Nebraska Hospital Association Safety Award

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Hospital Association and its subsidiary company NHA Services, in partnership with LMC Insurance and Risk Management recognized several Nebraska hospitals with the 2020 Hospital Safety Awards.

Hospitals were selected based upon the following criteria:

  • An 12-month loss ratio of 0%;
  • An experience modification factor of .85 or less;
  • No incurred costs for fall related claims; and
  • No incurred costs for lifting and/or muscle strain related claims

There are three levels of these safety awards: Gold (all 4 criteria are met); Silver (3 out of 4 are met) and Bronze (2 out of 4 are met).

A Gold was awarded to Community Medical Center in Falls City.

A Silver was awarded to Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.

Bronze award winners included:

  • Annie Jeffrey Memorial County Health Center in Osceola
  • Boone County Health Center in Albion
  • Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh
  • Memorial Health Care Systems in Seward
  • Pender Community Hospital in Pender
  • Tri Valley Health System in Cambridge

Valley County Health System in Ord was also honored with the Most Improved award in 2020.

“Safety in our hospitals is vital to the health and wellbeing of not only the facility but the patients it serves,” commented Jon Borton, Vice President, NHA Services, Inc.  “The NHA is proud to partner with LMC in honoring these member hospitals’ efforts in making safety a priority.”

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.

Since 1993, NHA Services, Inc., has been an essential partner to Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA members and health care providers in Nebraska.  Assistance is provided in helping providers across the state strengthen their operational and financial performance, improve quality and outcomes, transform infrastructure, and prepare for the future. For more information visit www.nhaservices.org.

LMC is the 59th largest broker in the United States and has been recognized by Insurance Journal as the 45th largest privately held P&C agency in the country. The company is independently owned by 49 active shareholders and employs over 280 insurance professionals. LMC is licensed in 48 states and offers a full range of insurance and risk management services. Since 2011, they have been recognized as a “Best Practices” company by Reagan Associates.

Pictured (L-R): VCHS Director of Support Services & Safety Officer Ben Young and VCHS Human Resources Director Danielle Proskocil, PHR, SHRM-CP.