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The Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF) is a nonprofit corporation organized for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. The purpose of the Foundation is:

  • To provide quality onsite educational programs and a wide variety of other services such as web-based programs, webinars, training products and publications to assist health care providers in meeting state and federal regulations, maintaining quality delivery of patient care and improving health.
  • To maintain an excellent grasp on current health care issues and be adept at anticipating education needs.
  • To identify partners in education who offer the content, expertise and communication skills necessary to teach professional adults in an effective manner.
  • To offer scholarships designated for students interested in health care careers. These scholarships support the future leaders in their efforts to earn a high-quality education.

2019 Board of Directors

Contact Information

For more information, contact Jon Borton, Vice President, NHA Services, via email or (402) 742-8147.

CHAIRMAN
Kevin Nokels
President
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
Omaha, NE 

VICE CHAIRMAN
Russ Gronewold
Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer
Bryan Health
Lincoln, NE 

SECRETARY 
Leslie Marsh, ACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Lexington Regional Health Center
Lexington, NE

TREASURER
Ivan Mitchell
Chief Operating Officer
Great Plains Health
North Platte, NE

DIRECTORS 
Jean Henes, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing & Patient Care Services
Avera Creighton Hospital
Creighton, NE

Danielle Proskocil
Human Resource Director
Valley County Health System
Ord, NE 

Jan Wright
HR Staff Development
Great Plains Health
North Platte, NE 

Dana Steiner, RN, MBA
Executive Director of Patient Services 
Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington

EX-OFFICIO  
Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE 
President
Nebraska Hospital Association, Lincoln