Elkhorn, NE: Vetter Health Services Employee Receives Corporate Award

Rhonda Flanigan, People Development Coordinator at Vetter Health Services in Elkhorn, NE has received the 2014 Corporate Representative of the Year Award from the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association/Nebraska Assisted Living Association (NNFA/NALA). The award was presented to Rhonda Flanigan at the association’s Fall Convention in La Vista, Neb. for providing outstanding support to facility team members. Rhonda Flanigan was nominated by Jalene Carpenter, Administrator at South Haven in Wahoo, NE.

Rhonda NHCA Award

Carol Ernst, chair of the Nebraska Assisted Living Association, and John Turner, chair of the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association present the 2014 Corporate Representative of the Year Award to Rhonda Flanigan, People Development Coordinator at Vetter Health Services.

Jalene gives 5 examples of how Rhonda has equipped the VHS facilities and teams to be successful in providing top-quality care to residents – and thus why she was chosen for this award:

Rhonda co-created and teaches the VHS People Focused Culture program. This 12 month program is dedicated to helping VHS facilities identify the culture of their buildings and provides instruction on how to make a better culture for their facilities.
She has been a large part of the BBB (building the best of the best) training process. Helping all VHS facilities truly understand the purpose.
She has created an interview manual to provide information to the VHS facilities on what to look for in new team members.
She began the creation of the new VHS orientation program that would create the same world class experience for all new team members within VHS.
Lastly, Rhonda leads her People Development coordinators in “Family Reunions” where they come together to be able to learn new ideas, reignite their passion, and always have the opportunity to ask questions.

Rhonda graciously states, “I am so honored to have received this award. It means so much to me to know that I am making a difference in the lives of people. I feel blessed to be able to come to work every day and do what I love to do! My goal is to provide guidance and support to each of our facilities to make it possible for people to love what they do and love coming to work every day!”

“Nebraska is filled with people like Rhonda Flanigan who contribute to the quality of life of residents in our state’s nursing and assisted living facilities. It is our pleasure to recognize Rhonda Flanigan in this way,” said Heath Boddy, President and CEO of NNFA/NALA.

More than 800 nursing and assisted living facility owners, administrators, teams, and vendors participated in the four-day convention.

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