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For Immediate Release
September 25, 2014

Jerry Eisenhauer, Administrator, Norfolk Veterans’ Home, (402) 370-3330
Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or

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Photo caption: Carol Ernst, chair of the Nebraska Assisted Living Association, and John Turner, chair of the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association, present the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award to Betty Schmidt (center).

Norfolk Veterans Home Volunteer Receives Award

Lincoln— Betty Schmidt, of Norfolk, has received the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award from the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association/Nebraska Assisted Living Association. The award was presented at the association’s fall convention in La Vista on September 17 for her dedication to improving the quality of life of members at the Norfolk Veterans’ Home.  She was nominated by Deb Becker, NVH activity supervisor.
“Betty brings the kind of loving, cheerful, and upbeat spirit to serving our members that cannot be purchased.  One only needs to spend five minutes talking to Betty to be inspired,” said Jerry Eisenhauer, administrator of the Norfolk Veterans’ Home, part of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
“Nebraska is filled with people like Betty who contribute to the quality of life of residents in our state’s nursing and assisted living facilities,” said Heath Boddy, president and CEO of the association. “It is our pleasure to recognize Betty in this way.”
More than 800 nursing and assisted living facility owners, administrators, staff, and vendors participated in the four-day convention.
Norfolk Veterans Home is a 159-bed facility offering services that range from domiciliary care to skilled nursing care. Go to or call 402-370-3330 for more information.  DHHS’s other veterans’ homes are in Grand Island, Bellevue and Scottsbluff.