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Quest for Excellence Award Submissions 2018

As a means of recognizing outstanding work in the area of hospital quality and performance improvement in the state of Nebraska, the Nebraska Hospital Association, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, Nebraska Health & Human Services’ Office of Rural Health and the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety, have come together to solicit applications for the Quest for Excellence Award. This award is presented during the Nebraska Hospital Association Annual Convention, which is held in the fall.

The Quest for Excellence Award is presented by these organizations to two Nebraska hospitals each year to recognize their achievements in improving health care delivery in the areas of quality, performance and patient safety. Created in 2004 to recognize hospitals’ individual and independent efforts, the award is designed to showcase innovative, exemplary and reproducible models of patient care to the health care community.

The need to demonstrate quality improvement is here… so is this incredible opportunity. Why not take the challenge? Regardless of your organization's past success, when you submit your application for the Quest for Excellence Award, you take another step toward quality and performance excellence.

Statement of Purpose
The Quest for Excellence Award recognizes outstanding efforts to improve hospital quality and patient care for the people of the State of Nebraska. The award represents the highest level of professional 
acknowledgment in Nebraska’s hospital quality improvement arena. The goal of the award is to:

  1.  Recognize outcomes in quality performance practices, capabilities and results.
  2. Facilitate communication and sharing of best practices information among hospitals in Nebraska. Stimulate innovation, knowledge and learning in the creation of strategies, systems and methods of achieving quality excellence in health care.

For more information about the Quest for Excellence Award, contact Margaret Woeppel, VP, Quality Initiatives, at 402-742-8152 or

Quest For Excellence Award recipients for 2018

Non-Critical Access Hospital CategoryBryan Health, Lincoln 
Critical Access Hospital Category: Henderson Health Care, Henderson

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