Nye Health Services Increases Starting Wage By 30 Percent

Nye Health Services Increases Starting Wage By 30 Percent

Nye Health Services announces an increase of its wage scale for direct care staff effective immediately.   This includes an increase in the starting wage by 30 percent. This $640,000 annual wage adjustment for our five campuses reflects changing market pressures on wages but more importantly, recognizes our committed and dedicated team members who have been warriors during the last two years of fighting Covid on our campuses.

“Our Team Members are our most important asset!  We have a staff of talented team members who have risen to the challenges of the past two years.  Their commitment in the face of unprecedented circumstances has allowed our Nye campuses to continue to deliver exemplary care to our residents,” states Russ Peterson, CEO of Nye Health Services.

Nye Health Services Increases Starting Wage By 30 Percent; Implements A Higher Wage Scale; And Expands Benefit Coverage For Team Members

In addition to the wage scale increases, Nye Health Services also has made a $50,000 investment to minimize the impact of rising healthcare insurance costs on our team members.   Nye has committed to cover the increased costs of team member health insurance premiums for 2022. Other benefits include paid time off for Covid absences in addition to standard paid time off benefits, an Employee Assistance Plan, and Crisis Fund to assist employees through difficult times.

“There is no better investment we can make than in our team members,” states Mr. Peterson.  “ Our team members are so critical to our success in serving older adults and achieving our mission to Celebrate Life. We encourage anyone who is passionate about older adults and wants to join a family-friendly campus to stop by and check us out.”

Nye Health Services provides a complete continuum of healthcare services for older adults seeking independent and assisted living, state-of-the-art rehabilitation, or traditional skilled care with campuses in Fremont, Lincoln, and Norfolk, Nebraska. For more information about our employment opportunities, contact Mollie Cook, Director of Human Resources, at 402-753-1400. To learn more about Nye Health Services, visit us online at www.nyehealthservices.com.

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The Meadows Welcomes Christy Lee as Executive Director

The Meadows Welcomes Christy Lee as Executive Director

The Meadows is excited to welcome Christy Lee as their new executive director. Christy comes to The Meadows with over 29 years of experience in social services serving the Norfolk, Nebraska community. Christy has gained management experience in hospital, non-profit, and medical clinic settings throughout her career. Christy shared, “I am so excited to join The Meadows team as the executive director. I am looking forward to providing exceptional service to the seniors in our community and creating an outstanding work environment for our team members!”

“Christy shares the values of our organization and has the personal skills and business acumen required to be very successful at The Meadows. Her commitment to creating a homelike environment for our residents while building a strong team will continue the proud history and fantastic reputation that The Meadows has enjoyed in Norfolk for the past 30+ years. We are so thrilled to have her on the team!” Joe DiMinico, Director of Operations, Independent & Assisted Living, shared.

Christy has lived in the Norfolk community for 10 years and considers it home. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her grown children and six grandchildren. She also loves traveling with her husband on their motorcycle.

The Meadows, a Nye Health Services campus, provides independent living, assisted living, and memory care apartments to seniors in the Norfolk, Nebraska community. For more information on The Meadows award-winning services, call Amy Cooney, Director of Admissions, at (402) 371-1720.  To learn more about Nye Health Services and each of their local campuses, visit us online at www.nyehealthservices.com.

Nye Square Welcomes Brooke Belina as Executive Director

Nye Square Welcomes Brooke Belina as Executive Director

Nye Square is excited to welcome Brooke Belina as their new executive director. Brooke comes to Nye Square with extensive industry experience, from her first job as a CNA to her most recent position as the Executive Director of a Continuum of Care Facility. Kristin Harris, VP of Operations, shares “Brooke’s depth of experience in the senior health care industry allows her to lead our campus with a complete understanding of our community and the needs of our residents. We are confident that her passionate and personalized management style, along with her joyful and spirited personality, will allow her to continue the success that has been created at Nye Square.”

Brooke was born and raised on a farm in Arlington, Nebraska and graduated from Arlington High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wayne State College and her Master’s in Gerontology and Mental Health from Concordia University. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters on her family’s farm.

Brooke shared, “My whole life, I have been passionate about providing exceptional services to seniors. I am excited to join the Nye Square team as the executive director and develop strong relationships with our residents.”

Nye Square, a Nye Health Services campus, provides the best independent and assisted living apartments to seniors in the Fremont, Nebraska, community. For more information on Nye Square’s award-wining services, call the campus at (402) 721-9224.  To learn more about Nye Health Services and each of their local campuses, visit us online at www.nyehealthservices.com.

Caring for Our Heroes: How Community Care Helps Veterans

Caring for Our Heroes: How Community Care Helps Veterans

Gateway Vista, a Nye Health Services campus, is now a participating facility under the Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN) for all eligible Veterans who could benefit from short term rehabilitation services and outpatient therapy services. Both Optum and United Healthcare are collaborating to manage the VA CCN, a national VA initiative.

Gateway Vista’s Executive Director is a 25 year Active Duty and Reserve Officer and has worked in healthcare for over 20 years. Executive Director (Major) Mark Sroczynski knows what it means to serve. Mark states that, “As a 25 year Active and Reserve Duty Officer, I know what it means and how to relate to Veterans, especially during the healing process. One of several duties I was fortunate to complete, was a 12 month tour at Brook Army Medical Center, San Antonio. There I Commanded the first Warrior Transition Unit and averaged approximately 200 Soldiers, Airman, Navy and Marines who were there to recover from their injuries.”

“The VA Community Care Network allows Veterans who qualify to come to our organization outside of the VA to provide services. All people, including Veterans, should have this choice as to where they want their care to take place. Join us.”

Veterans Affairs provides healthcare for Veterans in your local community. If Veterans Affairs cannot provide the care needed, then the Veteran may be eligible to receive care from a community provider. This is provided on behalf of, and paid for, by Veterans Affairs. Before a Veteran can receive community care from a provider, the VA must first authorize the care. Gateway Vista, one of Nye Health Service’s campuses, is proud to service our nation’s veterans.

Types of Care Available

Veterans Affairs ensures that even after a soldier’s service has ended, the person behind the uniform has the care needed for their entire life. Veterans may be eligible for the following types of care:

  • General Community Care: If you require a specialty service or health care need that is not offered at a VA medical facility, then you may qualify for general community care. For example, maternity care is not offered at VA medical facilities, so a patient could be eligible for general community care. General community care needs to be pre-authorized by Veterans Affairs.
  • Emergency Care: If you’re suffering from a life threatening emergency, call 911 first and go to the nearest emergency room. For emergency care, a prior VA authorization is not necessary, as your immediate health and well-being is a priority. A claim for emergency care will never be denied based solely on VA not receiving notification prior to seeking care.However, you should contact the VA within 72 hours of admittance to help VA staff coordinate discharge or follow-up medical care.
  • Home Health Services and Hospice Care: The VA aims to keep chronically ill or disabled Veterans in their homes as long as possible. Skilled home health care, palliative care, homemaker services, and hospice care are all considered extended care services under the direction of a VA physician.
  • State Veterans Homes: A VA social worker can provide you with additional details about State Veterans Homes. These facilities provide services such as adult day care or nursing home services.

Veterans Affairs provides a wide variety of care options for Veterans throughout their lives.

Cost and Billing Options for Veterans

The VA provides several different billing options for Veterans such as paying online through a secure server, by phone, in person at a VA medical facility, or by mail. Veterans are charged a co-payment for care provided directly by VA,or through a community provider outside of VA. The co-payment amount is based on the type of health care service you receive and your financial situation. For Veterans struggling with co-payments due to loss of job, or a sudden decrease in income, contact the VA to see if you qualify for financial hardship assistance.

Join Mark and other Veterans to see how Gateway Vista provides state-of-the-art rehabilitation services and top-notch care for its senior residents. Contact us to learn how our impeccable senior living campuses maintain the pride fostered by our nation’s Veterans.


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Kathy Kirby named as Executive Director

Kathy Kirby named as Executive Director

Nye Health Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Kathy Kirby, occupational therapist, as the Executive Director of Nye Home Health Care.  Kathy has been a part of the Nye Health Services team for 20 years. She started her journey as an occupational therapist with Nye Pointe in 1999, and continued her work at both Nye Legacy and Nye Square.  “The relationships I have had with residents and family members of the Nye Health Services continuum are part of the reason I’m thankful to be a part of this organization. Nye’s commitment to promoting the health of the residents within their communities also excites me and I am thrilled to be a part of their continued growth.”

“We are delighted that Kathy has accepted the position as our Executive Director of Home Health Care and Home Care,” states Kristin Harris, Vice President of Operations. “Her dedication to the well-being of our patients, as well as her passion for helping them achieve their goals are qualities that make her a natural fit for this role.”

Kathy received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in September of 1999 from Creighton University.  “My passion for identifying the needs of the elders I work with, and assisting them in whatever way I can to be successful in staying active pushes me to strive for new opportunities. I am eager to make it possible for those who want to recover in their homes, safely and successfully, a reality,” states Kirby.

Nye Health Services provides a complete continuum of healthcare services for people seeking independent and assisted living, state-of-the-art rehabilitation, traditional skilled nursing care, and now home health care and home care services.  For more information about any of the services provided by our campuses or to learn more about our employment opportunities, please visit our website at https://nyehealthservices.com/.