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Nebraska VA homes receive top grades

Posted: 06/18/13 08:51

Nebraska's four state-run veterans homes have received perfect scores on their most recent annual Health Care System Surveys from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a noteworthy achievement and shows the dedication of our veterans home employees,” said Gov. Heineman in a written statement released by his office. The homes are in Bellevue, Grand Island, Norfolk and Scottsbluff and have a combined capacity of 637 veterans. . “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time all four Veterans’ homes have achieved deficiency-free surveys in less than a year,” said John Hilgert, Director of the Nebraska Department of Veterans Affairs. The homes were judged on safety, care, environment, staff training and development, food service, banking and billing services for veterans, recreation/activities, medical staff credentialing, social work and all areas related to quality assurance and care.