Bryan College of Health Sciences Alumni Association selects award recipients
Auburn, NE (June 20, 2019) – Nemaha County Hospital is pleased to announce that Susi VonBergen, Director of Quality for the hospital, recently received the 2019 Clinical Excellence Award for outstanding clinical expertise, leadership and achievement from the Bryan College of Health Services Alumni Association.
Each year at their annual celebration, Bryan College of Health Services honors alumni and other school supporters with a variety of awards for their unique services. The Clinical Excellence awards are given for exemplifying outstanding clinical expertise, leadership and achievement in their chosen field or practice as well as promoting their profession through activities that advance and enhance professionalism. Susi was nominated by Kermit L. Moore, Chief Operating Officer at Nemaha County Hospital.
“Susi has been an inspiration to others and made significant impacts to our organization, staff and nursing students,” said Kermit L. Moore. “She is very deserving of this award because of her significant contributions to the hospital, her dedication to the nursing profession and her loyalty to upholding a standard of excellence.”
After graduation in 1992, Susi began as a staff nurse at Nemaha County Hospital where she repeatedly exceeded patients’ expectations and received recognition from administration and her peers. She went on to help develop policies for best practices, mentored nursing students, and assisted in the implementation of the hospitals electronic medical record for which the hospital has received national recognition for enhancing patient care for ten consecutive years.
Susi helped the hospital become the first in the State to receive ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications, an international standard for a quality management system. These certifications contributed greatly to Nemaha County Hospital receiving the Nebraska Hospital Association Quest for Excellence Award in 2016 and the Rural Provider of Excellence Award in Quality in 2018. Susi is the Strategic Quality Support System (SQSS) expert and is sought after by other quality directors across the country for her knowledge and expertise.
About Nemaha County Hospital
Located in Auburn, Nebr., Nemaha County Hospital is a county-owned critical access hospital serving the Southeast Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri regional area.