Best of 2016

Every year there are various “Best of” and “People’s Choice” contests in which Hillcrest is a contender, and 2016 was no exception. This year, Hillcrest received the following recognition in these contests.


In the Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O, Hillcrest Health Services was named Best Long-Term Care Facility and Best Assisted Living


Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha recognized Hillcrest Home Care for best Home Nursing Provider, Hillcrest Mable Rose for Best Assisted Living Facility and Hillcrest Country Estates for Best Retirement Community.


best-of-logoOur biggest success was in the Sarpy County People’s Choice Awards, however. Hillcrest won in eight categories again this year:

Best Senior Care Services – Hillcrest Health Services

Best Employer (over 50 employees) – Hillcrest Health Services

Best Assisted Living Community – Hillcrest Mable Rose

Best Retirement Community – Hillcrest Country Estates

Best Long Term Care/Nursing Home – Hillcrest Country Estates’ Cottages

Best Home Health Provider – Hillcrest Home Care

Best Physical Therapy – Hillcrest Physical Therapy

Best Massage Therapy – Hillcrest Physical Therapy

Congratulations to all of the service lines recognized!

Hillcrest Country Estates Team Member Receives Social Service Designee Scholarship

On April 27, Andrea Friend, Cottage Guide at Andrea-scholarship2Hillcrest Country Estates in Bellevue, received the 2016 Social Service Designee Scholarship from the Nebraska Health Care Foundation (NHCF). The scholarship was presented to Friend at the association’s Spring Convention in Kearney, Neb.

“It has been wonderful to watch Andrea grow in her work with our elders, from elder assistant to cottage guide, and I am so proud to see her take her commitment to aging adults to the next level with this scholarship,” said Cindy Klein, administrator at Hillcrest Country Estates.

“Nebraska is filled with people like Andrea who are providing quality care to nursing facility and assisted living community residents every day. It is our pleasure to reward Andrea in this way,” said Heath Boddy, President and CEO of NHCF.

NHCF was established in 1987 to help ensure there are an adequate number of trained professionals to care for residents of the state’s nursing facilities and assisted living communities. Each year, NHCF awards more than 35 scholarships. For more information, please visit

Local Artist Crafts Mural Tribute to Veterans

Veterans Tribute entranceWhen the Grand Lodge at Hillcrest Country Estates opened, it welcomed several retired military members, including retired General Leo Smith and CMSgt Jim McCoy, and their wives. The leadership team at the Grand Lodge knew they wanted to do something to honor all local veterans every day of the year. Together with a committee of resident veterans, including the Smiths and the McCoys, they planned a very creative use of space for this memorial tribute.

Local artist Richard Harrison crafted the Veteran’s Tribute mural that now spans the 40-foot hall at the Grand Lodge. The committee added shadow boxes containing donated uniforms and assorted medals worn in various eras by each branch of the United States military. Even more precious are the stories that came with the uniforms, each one sharing personal details about residents involved in historic conflicts.

“Photographs don’t do it justice,” said Curt Copple, administrator at the Grand Lodge. “Everyone is very pleased with how it turned out and touched by the thoughtfulness that went into the project. We invite the community to take a tour and see the wonderful project that resulted from creativity and local talent.”

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