Lexington Regional Health Center must abide by all federal and state laws and regulations governing health care facilities. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standards describe “Conditions of Participation” that must be met in order for the hospital to receive reimbursement for providing healthcare services to Medicare and Medicaid patients.

In addition, Lexington Regional Health Center must comply with the laws and regulations governing health care facilities in the State of Nebraska. State surveyors perform annual unannounced accreditation surveys covering the State of Nebraska’s laws and regulations.

Every employee plays a part in ensuring compliance with these laws, regulations, and standards. Individual efforts reflect the hospital’s mission to provide excellent care for patients in a compassionate manner. Staff members are responsible for cooperative team efforts and for continual improvement and enhancement of services, in addition to striving for overall excellence.