Auburn, Nebr. (November 19, 2020) — The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) presented the associations highest honor to Marty Fattig, ACHE, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital (NCH) at the 2020 virtual annual meeting held on October 23rd. The Excellence in Service award is presented to a hospital/health system administrator or senior executive who has demonstrated outstanding administrative skills, professional performance, health care organization involvement and significant leadership.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Fattig. “2020 has been a difficult year in healthcare and has required everyone to go above and beyond. Our excellent team at Nemaha County Hospital always provides high-quality, cost effective patient care which makes my job much easier in these unusual times.”
Other healthcare workers honored by NHA include Linda Ament, Senior Executive for Compliance Services – Beatrice Community Hospital & health Center, Mike Hansen, FACHE, President & Chief Executive Office, Columbus Community Hospital, and Leland Lamberty, MD, Great Plans Health & Great Plains Health Family Medicine in North Platte. These individuals received the 2020 NHA Meritorious Service Award recognizing the longevity and breadth of service of an individual, not only to their facility, but to health care in the state.
The Trustee of the Year Award was given to Raymond Huggett, Chairman Board of Trustees – Merrick Medical Center in Central City and Merlin Wehling, MD, Board Member – Kearney Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gary Anthone was awarded MHA’s Healthcare Advocate of the
Year. Dr. Anthone serves as Chief Medical Officer for the State of Nebraska and has been instrumental in partnering with our member hospitals in navigating the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
Finally, two hospitals were recognized for their tenure as members of the American Hospital Association: Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha for 100 years and Community Hospital in McCook for 75 years.
The annual institutional membership business meeting was also conducted during this event. Over 80 members attended online and members reviewed and approved the 2020 NHA financials, 2021 NHA budget and the 2021 NHA Board of Directors slates for NHA, NHA Research and Educational Foundation, NHA Services, Inc. and Bio-Electronics.
“2020 has certainly been a challenging year and, unlike most years where we’ve held our meeting in person as a part of our annual convention, we conducted this year’s business meeting virtually,” remarked Laura J. Redoutey, FACHE, NHA President. “It was truly gratifying having more than 80 of our members join the call. It proves again how well our member hospitals collaborate and come together in times of need.”
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.
The Nebraska Hospital Association is the unified voice for Nebraska’s hospitals and health systems. NHA’s mission is to serve its members by being the trusted leader to improve the health, wellbeing and quality of life of all Nebraskans. For more information, visit the NHS website at www.nebraskahospitals.org.