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 Facility.
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.
Our 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 Mable Rose celebrated National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The surrounding neighborhood was invited to Hillcrest Mable Rose for the event on August 2 for family fun and food. Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert also visited to meet with residents and discuss the role of the police in community safety.
“It’s been a great way for the community of Fairview to reconnect and having our own Police Chief Mark Elbert stop by was the highlight of our night,” said Lisa Summers, administrator at Hillcrest Mable Rose. “He spent special time with Joe Conrad, one of our residents. Joe is a retired Omaha Police Officer and watching their connection was amazing. Knowing how much it meant to Joe brought tears to my eyes and Joe is still talking about it today.”
Hillcrest Health Services celebrated its volunteers at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on April 14. More than 100 volunteers, ranging in age from 6 to 88, attended and celebrated completing over 8,900 hours of volunteer work for Hillcrest in 2015. In addition to a dinner, the volunteers who have given so selflessly of their time and energy were also treated to a performance by Project 424, Bellevue West’s acapella group.
This year’s awards also included youth volunteers of the year for three of our service lines. Congratulations to the 2015 Adult and Youth Volunteers of the Year:
Lindsey Bartman (youth), Hillcrest Country Estates
Ron and Judy Colby, Hillcrest Country Estates
Pastor George Doyle, The Grand Lodge at Hillcrest Country Estates
Kelly Speltz (youth), Hillcrest Health & Rehab (not pictured)
Doris Adams, Hillcrest Health & Rehab
Yvette King, Hillcrest Mable Rose (not pictured)
Maddie DeMeo (youth), Hillcrest Mable Rose
Kathy Taylor, Hillcrest Hospice Care