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CARING KIND


Nebraska Hospital Association "Caring Kind Award"








Pender Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Carla Smith as this year's Caring Kind recipient.



Carla is an amazing example of what a Caring Kind Award recipient should look like. Not only did she create a specialized program to meet the needs of the geriatric population, she also provides personalized care above & beyond to patients, visitors and staff. She is a joy to be around always displaying, compassion, professionalism and humor. She is loved and respected by her patients & peers & her positive spirit & compassionate honesty enhance all interactions. In addition to being an advocate for her patients, she is an advocate of the community & the hospital giving her time & input whenever needed.



We couldn't be more honored to have Carla represent our facility, congratulations on being chosen Pender Community Hospital's Caring Kind recipient!



Former Caring Kind Recipients


2017 Emma Kubik

2016 Arneil Encarnacion

2015 Juan Pablo Reyes Tapia

2014 Sharon Heineman

2013 JJ Maise

2012 Gina Slama

2011 Bethany Sedivy

2010 Dianne Johnson

2009 Rita Brehmer

2008 Amber Bacon

2007 Nadine Randall

2006 Mary Neuman

2005 Dee Moeller

2004 Mary Engelhart

2003 Teresa Heise

2002 Jan Gradert

2001 Dick Kai

2000 Cathy Simonsen

1999 Carolyn Schmeckpeper

1998 Kevin Harm

1997 No award given

1996 Bonnie Kai

1995 Lori Nicholson

1994 Debbie Burmester

1993 Marsha Heineman

1992 Leslie Bray

1991 Christine Heise

1990 Gloria Vollers

1989 Don Pearson