The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) recognizes DeAnne Anderson, a radiologic technologist at Bryan Health, for her excellence in service by honoring her with the organization’s prestigious Caring Kind award.

“It’s truly a privilege to be named a recipient of this award,” said Anderson. “In my job, I’m able to interact directly with patients every day. I can give them a hug or help them when they’re scared. It’s so fulfilling and really motivates me. I feel so fortunate to be at Bryan, and I don’t know where I’d be without my patients and co-workers.”

As a radiologic technologist, Anderson is a health care professional that performs diagnostic x-ray procedures. Under the supervision of a qualified physician, she uses this technology to assist in the accurate diagnosis of patients. She also works with other departments to provide complete and coordinated care. DeAnne has worked at Bryan since 2012.

In addition to Anderson, two other medical professionals under the Bryan Health banner received the award. Jade Roth, a nurse at Crete Area Medical Center, and Emily Zimbelman, a certified nursing assistant at Merrick Medical Center in Central City, were recognized for their outstanding care.

For nearly 40 years, the Caring Kind award has been given to Nebraska’s most caring and compassionate hospital employees. The award honors outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with co-workers and dedication to excellence in their job responsibilities.

Hospitals from across the state select one candidate for the award. This year, nearly 70 employees were honored at the Caring Kind awards luncheon in late October. The gathering featured nearly 500 people at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel and Conference Center. The event showcases the exemplary work and care hospital employees provide every day.

The NHA has recognized more than 2,400 caring, skilled and dedicated health care professionals since the award began in 1979.

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