The American Health Care Association (AHCA) & National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) Awards
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Member centers may apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze—Commitment to Quality, Silver—Achievement in Quality, or Gold—Excellence in Quality. Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence. Click here for a complete listing of the Vetter Health Services’ facilities who have received these awards.
Best Place to Work in Omaha Initiative
The Best Places to Work in Omaha Initiative provides an online survey which allows employers to learn more about the engagement and satisfaction of their employees. According to research, more engaged employees tend to stay with their employers longer, help contribute toward a more profitable company and serve customers more effectively. This annual program is sponsored by Baird Holm LLP and the Greater Omaha Chamber. Vetter Health Services was recognized in 2008, 2009, and won first place in 2010 as the Best Place to Work in Omaha, mid-sized company category.
Bright Star Awards
Bright Star awards, presented during the annual fall conference — are also cause for celebration. Bright Star awards are selected by a committee based on submissions to the VHS intranet communication In the Loop, which helps residents, families, and team members catch up on the latest news and happenings in various care communities, as well as see examples of how the VHS mission, vision, and values are lived out every day. To read more about these stories, visit our intranet site: www.vhsintheloop.com
Vetter Health Services Scholarship
Vetter Health Services is dedicated to providing growth and educational opportunities to its team members. Up to ten, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to team members who apply each year. The chosen recipients are team members who are passionate about both their personal and professional growth. They are dedicated to serving our residents by providing exceptional care that radiates our mission, vision and values and who have a desire to continue serving people after graduation.
Formal Education Assistance Program
Vetter Health Services understands the importance of education and growth and therefore we support the educational endeavors of our team members. Team members are eligible to apply for the Formal Education Assistance Program which pays a percentage of their education expenses while attending school and working at one of our facilities.
We celebrate and take pride in receiving a deficiency-free health survey. Vetter Health Services is committed to providing Quality Care and Quality Life in our facilities every day. Long-term care facilities are surveyed every year by a multi-disciplinary team from the Department of Health and Human Services. Surveys are always unannounced. The rigorous survey, which is conducted over several days, covers almost 200 quality, safety and performance issues such as medication management, proper skin care, assessment of resident’s needs, respect for residents rights and dignity, food service, environment and administration, to name only a few. With increasingly stringent regulations, achieving the deficiency-free rating maintaining compliance with both state and federal requirements is exceedingly difficult. These surveys, and the subsequent ratings, are a useful tool for prospective and current residents, their families, and health care practitioners to make informed choices about the quality of a long-term care facility.
Vetter Health Services (VHS) is deeply committed to the safety of our team members and residents. As part of our injury prevention efforts, we take time to recognize and celebrate with each Vetter Health Services facility when each team member has worked “One Year — 24/7 Injury Free.” These celebrations include steak and chicken bar-be-que hosted by Vetter Health Services, the party is kicked off with a plaque presentation to commemorate the achievement. All team members are awarded pins for their personal commitment to the goal and for their daily efforts to keep themselves and their teammates free from injury. Vetter Health Services recognizes that laboring for one year without injury is a significant achievement. It takes great teamwork and allows us to continue to provide the world-class resident care for which are facilities are known.