Hillcrest to host Pancakes for Parkinson’s

Get ready to catch a flying pancake! Hillcrest Health Services is hosting a pancake benefit for Parkinson’s Nebraska at Hillcrest Country Estates Grand Lodge on Friday, March 9. From 7 to 10 a.m., the Pancake Man will be entertaining guests and serving up cakes of buttery goodness for a freewill donation.

All proceeds from the benefit will go to Parkinson’s Nebraska, a 501(c)3 charitable organization committed to helping those in Nebraska and surrounding areas who are affected by Parkinson’s disease. Donations to the organization are used to educate communities and caregivers through access to resources and information.

“Parkinson’s Nebraska is in awe of Hillcrest Health Services’ attention to detail and commitment to its residents, patients and the local Parkinson’s community,” said Ted Wuebben, Chair of the Parkinson’s Nebraska Board. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Hillcrest Health Services for the second annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Nebraska strives to be Nebraska’s number one resource for local Parkinson’s disease information, educational programs, exercise classes and support. We are committed to the local community, and all of the dollars raised stay right here to fund LOCAL Parkinson’s services.”

Hillcrest Country Estates Grand Lodge is located at 6021 Grand Lodge Ave in Papillion.

WIN A TRIP from Hillcrest Millard!

Hillcrest Millard, a post-acute rehab center, has officially opened its doors and has started accepting guests. Nebraska’s leading post-acute care provider with nearly 30 years of experience enhancing the lives of aging adults has brought its innovative services to Douglas County.

With state-of-the-art therapy equipment, Hillcrest Millard provides innovative physical, occupational and speech therapy to help speed up recovery. Hillcrest Millard’s team of nurses and therapists provides guests with consistent and reliable care throughout their stay with a focus on helping them recover from a surgery, injury or illness and return to their previous level of independence as soon as possible.

To celebrate the building’s opening, Hillcrest Millard is hosting a Mardi Gras themed open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Fat Tuesday, February 13, from 4-7 p.m. The ribbon cutting will begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, raffle prizes, tours and more. One lucky guest will WIN A TRIP for two to New Orleans ($1,500 value). Guests should RSVP by February 9 to (402) 682-4800 or online at hillcresthealth.com/events/mardigras.

Hillcrest Millard is located at 13225 Westwood Lane, Omaha, NE 68144.

Hillcrest welcomes new Chief Medical Officer

Hillcrest Health Services recently introduced Dr. Anthony Hatcher, DO, FAAFP, as its first Chief Medical Officer. Bringing with him years of experience in the health care industry, Dr. Hatcher will work to establish care protocols and clinical pathways, interacting with Hillcrest’s existing medical directors, to ensure continuity of care across the entire Hillcrest organization.

“We value our current partnerships with our facility medical directors but felt we needed a full-time medical leader who lives and breathes Hillcrest to help support the increasing complexities of our customers,” said Matt Oestmann, Vice President of Rehab and Post-acute Services. “It’s typical for organizations to contract with physician services. Instead, we have one person providing medical coordination and oversight across our whole health system.”

Dr. Hatcher spent more than 20 years working for Alegent /CHI Health as a practicing clinical physician. He also served on the Alegent Health Board of Directors and as the Chief Administrative Officer of Alegent Health Clinic.

“We’re excited to have a highly-skilled physician leading our medical care pathways, helping to position us to better serve clients in the health care environment,” said Jolene Roberts, Chief Executive Officer. “With his experience in other integrated health care systems, we believe he will be able to build relationships and collaborate with acute care partners and other health care entities.”

In addition to being Hillcrest’s CMO, Dr. Hatcher will also serve as the Medical Director for Hillcrest Millard, which is scheduled to open in January, and Hillcrest Firethorn, which officially opens in Lincoln this month. Dr. Hatcher lives in Omaha with his wife Amy and their five children.