For 33 years, the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) has paid tribute to the state’s most compassionate hospital workers with the Caring Kind award. This prestigious award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers, and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.
Each year, hospitals across Nebraska select one Caring Kind recipient from within their respective institutions to be recognized. This year, Lexington Regional Health Center selected Shannon Hueftle, physi cal therapy assistant, to receive the award.
Hueftle, who is originally from Bertrand, Neb., and currently lives in Smithfield, Neb., has been with Lexington Regional Health Center 12 years. Kirsten Faessler, director of rehabilitation services, said Hueftle is well-respected among patients and colleagues.
“Shannon provides therapy in a very personalized and caring manner, giving each patient her devoted attention,” Faessler described. “She goes above and beyond for each patient making sure they receive the best care, helping them achieve their goals.”
Hueftle received her Caring Kind award during the NHA Annual Convention, held Friday, October 19 in Lincoln, Neb.
Pictured above, from left to right: CEO Leslie Marsh; Shannon Hueftle; Director of Rehabilitation Services, Kirsten Faessler; and Chief Operating Officer, Jim Hain