August 2021

Team members smile for a group photo before the parade on Saturday.

Thanks for Joining Us in the Bellevue Parade!

Thank you to the Hillcrest and Innovate team members who joined us on Saturday, August 21 for the Arrows to Aerospace Parade in Olde Towne Bellevue! What a beautiful day! It was great seeing everyone and being able to spend some time out in our Bellevue community. After the parade, team members came back to enjoy Swine Dining BBQ, drinks, music and yard games outside of the Hillcrest Home & Community Services Education Center.

Team members pass out Hillcrest bags and candy to parade watchers. 

The IPT team holds their banner and waves at parade attendees. They also passed out stress balls.

Team members enjoy BBQ and drinks outside of the HHS Home Office.

Check the Hillcrest Health Services Facebook page for more parade photos.

Are You Fit for Duty?

We’re looking to recruit at least one team (four participants & two alternates) from each service line, though service lines may have more than one team.

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Nominate Hillcrest & Innovate to Be Part of Sarpy’s People’s Choice!

It’s time for the annual Sarpy County People’s Choice Awards! This year, nominations are required for businesses to make it on the ballot for the contest. The five businesses with the most nominations in each category will advance to the voting round.

  • Nominations: Now through August 29
  • Voting: September 20-October 10
  • Winners Announced: November 17

Please take a few moments to nominate us in the Medical and Services categories at Thank you!

 Hillcrest Briefs

 Hillcrest Health Services
 Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

Hillcrest Health Services is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association with a basket raffle. Click the graphic above to browse the full list of raffle baskets or visit

One ticket is $5, or five tickets are $20. Contact Stacie Cruzat (402-933-4612, or Amy Fletcher (402-682-6588, before Wednesday, August 25 to purchase tickets.


Hillcrest Foundation for Enhancing Lives
First-Annual Golf Tournament

The Hillcrest Foundation Board smiles for a group photo before the tournament on August 19. From left: Cynthe Dumler, Jim Janicki, Dr. Anna Fisher, Kevin Mulhearn, Sharyl Ronan, Lisa Summers, Jolene Roberts and Oscar Gonzalez.

The Hillcrest Foundation for Enhancing Lives put on the First-Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 19 at Eagle Hills. The turnout was amazing, maxing out with 144 golfers! The Foundation Board and other Hillcrest team member volunteers did an incredible job, making for a very enjoyable and memorable golf outing. Early projections are indicating that more than $50,000 was raised to improve the lives of seniors and their caregivers!

Congrats to The Olson Group for taking First Place! 

A special thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors, including platinum sponsors C & S Roofing Inc. and RelyCare Pharmacy, and all of the team members who participated, volunteered or stopped by for happy hour!

Check the Hillcrest Foundation Facebook page for photos from the event.


Hillcrest Home & Community Services
Listening Tour

Hillcrest Home & Community Services hosted several members of the Nebraska Home Health and Hospice Association for a statewide listening tour. Congressman Don Bacon joined the group to discuss the growing need of home health delivery and support services in the State of Nebraska. Congressman Bacon spoke of his own personal experience caring for a loved one and supports the association’s efforts in providing critical support services to seniors living at home. He is currently a co-sponsor of the Essential Caregivers Act and supports other legislation to keep seniors living safely in whatever place they call home.

Listening Tour guests take a group photo in the HCS Education Center.


Hillcrest Country Estates Grand Lodge
Grand Lodge Olympics

To celebrate the Olympics this month, HGL residents competed against the HGL team in multiple events throughout the Grand Lodge Olympics Week. Events included target practice, bocce ball and more.

Team members are the targets as residents practice shooting with a Nerf gun.

Root Beer Float Day

The HGL Fun Committee celebrated a belated Root Beer Float Day with root beer floats for team members. They were perfect in this heat!

Paula Straka and Kelly Gibson enjoy a special treat from the Fun Committee.

Hillcrest Firethorn
HFT Gives

The HFT Fun Committee, led by Shirley Smith, Dietitian, completed the F Street Recreation Center Back to School Project. This was part of a Thrivent project, which provided a $250 gift card to buy supplies for the F Street Rec Center. We asked Firethorn team members to donate supplies as well and ended with a sizable donation for the children at F Street. Guests were also able to participate by donating their school supplies won during bingo. A huge thank you to Shirley for coordinating these events. We couldn’t do them without her!

Through a Thrivent project and team member donations, children at F Street Recreation Center received a lot of supplies as they head back to school.

Hillcrest Home Care
Twinning for the Win!

Pictured are Linda Husted (right) and her daughter, new team member Hannah Seuferer (left). Both are PTs serving the Lincoln community. Welcome to the team, Hannah!

From the Desk of

Sharyl Ronan

Dear Team Members,

August is here, and it is hard to believe fall is just a month away with all the hot weather we have been having. I love the fall! It has always signaled that we are getting ready for the harvest, and that is a great thing for the Midwest. 

I know this fall things started to look a little bit better than last year in regards to the pandemic. With vaccinations readily available, some fall events like county fairs are back to normal. At Hillcrest, we are also trying to increase activities for our residents, guests and elders.

Even with the favorable changes, we cannot let our guard down quite yet. The Delta variant has emerged and is beginning to increase the spread through non-vaccinated team members. We continue to strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you haven’t been.

As an organization I am proud to report that Hillcrest has been determined to make a difference in the lives of those we serve! We have done an excellent job screening, testing and following our guidelines for enhanced infection control processes in each service line. We have worked hard to ensure that our customers feel appreciated and loved. We are working long hours to ensure our mission is fulfilled to “enhance the lives of aging adults”…in spite of COVID-19! 

I appreciate all of our team members and how hard they are working! Helping others and making a difference is what will help to make the world and Hillcrest a better place by improving people’s lives. One person at a time, one day at a time and one project at a time, you can make a difference that will leave a lasting impact for our seniors! Robert Collier stated, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out!” If we stay focused and dedicated on our mission, we will always continue to come out on top and as the best! 

Hillcrest cares about you. Please let us know how we can support you during these difficult times! 

Hillcrest is only able to deliver on our mission and goals because of our team members! You are the ones who make a difference and impact lives every day. Thanks for all you do!

Make a difference every day!
Sharyl Ronan, CEO

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 23, 4-6 p.m.
Health Care Heroes: Fit for Duty
Papillion Landing Field House
Health Care Heroes: Fit for Duty is a series of team challenges that will test your fitness, endurance and ultimately your determination to WIN.  Join the games as a competitor, volunteer or spectator, and help prove that Hillcrest Health Care Heroes are FIT FOR DUTY! Learn more and register to participate or volunteer by September 3 at

Sunday, October 17, 9:30 a.m.

Sarpy County Walk to End Alzheimer’s 
Prairie Queen Recreation Area
Join the Hillcrest team in participating in the annual Sarpy Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Register to join the Hillcrest team here – More details to come.

Nominate a Team Member for a Star Award!

As part of The Hillcrest Way, team members and customers can now nominate team members for Star Awards when they go above and beyond to serve our customers. All nominations are reviewed and approved by the team member’s service line administrator. To nominate someone for a Star Award, visit or access the form on the right sidebar of the Intranet under the Team Member Handbook.