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NHA Awards

For many years, the Nebraska Hospital Association has been honored to bestow awards to hundreds of Nebraska health care leaders, employees and trustees that have risen to the top by providing service excellence and dedication to their profession. These award recipients commit themselves to the betterment of their hospitals and health systems, their customers, their co-workers and their communities. This is a great way to let these exceptional people know how much they are appreciated. These awards are presented every year at the NHA Annual Convention in October.  

The award nomination process is closed for 2017. 

The following award are given out during our Annual Convention.  Below is a list of the award types available.

  • Excellence in Service Award - The Excellence in Service award is the NHA’s highest honor. There are many hospital executives who benefit their communities through their commitment to health care excellence. This award is presented to a hospital/health system administrator or senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding administrative skills, professional performance, health care organization involvement and significant leadership.
  • Meritorious Service Award - The Meritorious Service award recognizes the long-term contributions of members to the association and their individual hospitals. This award recognizes longevity and breadth of service of an individual, not only to their facility, but to health care in the state. Nominees must be currently employed by a NHA member hospital or have retired from a NHA member hospital within one calendar year or less.
  • Trustee of the Year Award - The Trustee of the Year award recognizes outstanding leadership and hospital governance by a trustee. The recipient encourages commitment to excellence in health care and collaborates with community leaders to build support for their hospital.

Questions regarding the hospital awards, please contact Heather Bullock at (402) 742-8148 or email if you have any questions.