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For Immediate Release: August 27, 2019

Pender Community Hospital Employee Named Recipient of Huron | Studor Group Difference Maker Award

Pender, NE(August 27, 2019) - Pender Community Hospital District and Huron | Studer Group announced that Pender Community Hospital District employee, Mike Raasch, received the 2019 Quint Studer Difference Maker Award from Huron's Studer Group business.

Mr. Raasch, a maintenance mechanic at Pender Community Hospital District, was recognized as a difference maker for his positive impact in ensuring Pender Community Hospital District patients and staff have a clean and safe environment to receive and provide care.

"Mike exemplifies what it means to be a frontline difference maker," said Debbie Ritchie, president of Huron's Studer Group business. "He continues to selflessly prioritize patient and staff needs so the Pender Community Hospital District can provide patients with the best possible care. I congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition."

The Quint Studer Difference Maker Award honors individuals that embody the personal and professional values that are making a difference in the healthcare industry. Individuals from across the industry were encouraged to nominate a peer or colleague at any level and in any department of their healthcare organization.

"It doesn't matter what someone asks Mike to do, when they ask, or what else he has going on," said Melissa Kelly, chief executive officer at Pender Community Hospital District. "He always comes into every project with a great attitude, a smile on his face and ready to do whatever is needed to bring the organization to the next level. That consistency truly demonstrates why he was nominated and chosen for this special award."

The award was presented at the 17th annual What's Right in Health Care® leading practices conference, which took place Aug. 13-15, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. The conference attracts administrative and clinical healthcare professionals from the U.S., Canada and Australia.

About Pender Community Hospital District

Pender's hospital dates back to 1913. Over the years, the Pender Community Medical System has become a model of an effective Rural Health System. Through the loyalty and generous support of everyone making up the hospital district, plus the dedication of the medical staff, Board of Directors, and hospital staff, we continue to deliver top quality health care.

About Huron:

Huron is a global consultancy that helps our clients drive growth, enhance performance and sustain leadership in the markets they serve. We partner with them to develop strategies and implement solutions that enable the transformative change our clients need to own their future. Huron's Studer Group business partners with healthcare organizations to implement effective strategies for advanced leadership, talent acquisition and cultural development.

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