FAIRBURY – Kris Huss has been named Jefferson Community Health Center’s Caring Kind recipient for 2015. Each year JCHC honors a staff member as its Caring Kind recipient for the year, through a program of the Nebraska Hospital Association. The program recognizes those exemplify caring, compassion, teamwork and service excellence in their job responsibilities. This was the 36th year of the Caring Kind recognition program.
Huss, who has been employed at Jefferson Community Health Center for 18 years, works in social services and handles accounts payable.
Her nominators said:
“Kris Huss exemplifies the spirit of caring in making sure that hospital patients have what they need, and in making sure that they are dismissed to care that is appropriate for their needs. She goes over and above for patients and their families – whether it’s helping to find a nursing home or assisted living, or make sure the patient has everything they need to go home and continue healing successfully. She helps make sure patients and their families are aware of all resources which are available to them, whether it be financial, specialized health care equipment or other special needs. She juggles multiple needs and inputs throughout the process – from physicians, nursing staff, therapists, families and patients, with the ultimate goal to always do what is best for the patient. Along with her social services duties she is also responsible for accounts payable and various office duties. She is kind and caring to patients and their family members, as well as to coworkers, and truly shows the spirit of the Caring Kind.”
Huss was honored along with hospital staff members from throughout the state at the Nebraska Hospital Association’s Caring Kind luncheon on Friday, Oct. 23, at the annual convention in LaVista. Jefferson Community Health Center staff made a surprise announcement of the honor to Huss at JCHC in September with her family in attendance.More