Awards of Excellence

As part of 10th Annual National Rural Health Day in November, 2020, Brodstone Memorial Hospital was recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) as the 2020 Nebraska Community Star. The award recognizes individuals, organizations and coalitions making a positive impact in rural communities. 

Brodstone Memorial Hospital was recognized by the The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Perspective in 2020. Brodstone also received the award for Outcomes in 2016, Quality in 2017, 2018, 2019, and Patient Perspective in 2016 and 2018. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Brodstone Memorial Hospital with 5 Stars in Patient Experience when they published their list in August, 2020.  This makes Brodstone a Double 5 Star winner, Quality and Patient Experience.

Brodstone Memorial Hospital is a Top 10 recipient of the 2020 Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award from the Nebraska Office of Rural Health. The 2020 “Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award” recognizes Top 10 overall performance in quality among Nebraska’s 64 Critical Access Hospitals.

Brodstone Memorial Hospital has been named a 2020 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings were  announced by the National Rural Health Association(NRHA).

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Brodstone Memorial Hospital 5 stars in quality. This is the highest rating awarded. This was award to Brodstone in 2015 & 2020.

Brodstone Memorial Hospital is listed in the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage and The Chartis Group.  Hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance is based on a composite rating from pillars of strength which include quality, outcomes, patient perspective, and financial efficiency.  Brodstone has received this award ten times, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Employees of the Quarter 2020

Employee of the 1st Quarter
Ashley Bouray, R.N.

Ashley is creative within her role in the Specialty Clinic and works to make sure things flow as smoothly as possible.  She consistently demonstrates a caring attitude with our patients.  She supports her co-workers in completing the necessary tasks to meet the needs of the department. Ashley has taken steps independently to enhance the flow of the clinic, making improvements for both provider and patient. Her presence in the Specialty Clinic has elevated the practice for the whole team. 
Ashley has been on the staff at Brodstone for 14 years.  In her current position she works with patients and visiting specialty clinic providers.

Employee of the 2nd Quarter
Molly Rempe, R.N., B.S.N.

Molly is a perfect example of our Mission, Vision and Values.  She works to fill in the gaps in the schedule and takes a lot of OB call to cover the department.  She displays a level of professional maturity that makes for a great leader.  She treats everyone with respect and compassion; her patients love her.  Molly advocates for her patients and her teammates.  It is so reassuring to know that our facility has someone like Molly to provide care to our patients.  
Molly has been a part of the Brodstone family for 7 years, and in the position of OB Coordinator for the last 4 years.  Molly teaches Parenting Classes to expectant moms and dads and counsels moms on breast feeding.

Employee of the 3rd Quarter
Becky Gay

Becky is always kind, compassionate and greets our patients with a smile.  She is very aware of our campus and wants it to be a warm inviting place for our patients to visit. Becky is responsible for the Patient Assistance Program at our clinic.  She assists many of our patients by working with multiple drug companies to get patients free medications—many of these patients would go without their medications without her help. She is patient and takes time to listen to those she assists. Becky supports our reputation of being caring and considerate to our patients.

Employee of the 4th Quarter
Dulce Koehler

Dulce is someone who is always willing to go above and beyond what is asked of her. She never hesitates to cover sick calls, to stay late, come early, or to help wherever she is needed. She is highly organized and has an eye for detail. She is a professional and versatile employee who takes great pride in the work she does. She advocates for her patients and will do anything to assist her peers. She has a fun personality and is a really enjoyable person to work with. Dulce is a huge asset to the nursing department and to Brodstone. She truly demonstrates Brodstone’s values through her teamwork and compassion.

Employee of the Year

Employee of the Year 2019
Amber Kussman

Amber Kussman was chosen as Employee of the Year by her peers.  She always goes above and beyond her designated duties and makes herself available to help anyone in need.  She is willing to volunteer with extra assignments and fields concerns with a smile on her face.  Amber is great with communication skills and keeps the nursing staff organized.  She is efficient at her job and is not afraid to take on new tasks. Amber is always happy and a pleasure to work with.
Amber has been on the staff at Brodstone for 14 years, working in several positions, currently a Nursing Department Assistant.
Our Employee of the Year is usually honored in October at the Nebraska Hospital Association conference as a  Caring Kind Award recipient, however due to COVID that ceremony will not take place.