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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2013
 
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Audrey Hester, Administrative Assistant, 402-591-4954, audrey.hester@nebraska.gov
 
Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home Celebrates 4th Deficiency-free Survey in a Row
 
Lincoln--The Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home recently received its fourth “perfect score” on their annual survey by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This means the facility had no deficiencies in the areas of life safety, environment, staff training/development, dietary-food service, finance-member banking and billing, recreation/activities, medical staff-credentialing, social services, and many areas related to quality assurance and care.
 
The VA survey team praised ENVH staff as “wonderful, compassionate, caring and that you make ENVH like a home for the members” and that “it is evident the members are very happy and love what you do and provide for them.”
 
According to Jeff Smith, the facility’s administrator, the outstanding survey “was achieved by the hard work of the 140 staff and all they do to care for members and make ENVH sparkle.” Smith said he is also honored to be part of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ Veterans Home System which serves American’s heroes so well. 

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Photo Caption: Pictured at the Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home are some of the staff celebrating their 2013 fourth year in a row with zero deficiencies from their recent USVA survey by forming a “zero” on the lawn.
Photo taken by Beth Wewel.