Hebgen Honored with Rural Health Ambassador Award
Lynn Hebgen, MSN-HQC, RN, Vice President of Nursing at Upland Hills Health, recently received the Rural Health Ambassador Award from the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative.
Hebgen has served as Vice President of Nursing at Upland Hills Health since 2007, overseeing the Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care/OB units, Surgery Department, Emergency Department, Pharmacy, Wound Care, and Transitional Care. Her leadership played a critical role over the last year in
managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Hebgen leading clinical areas through unprecedented COVID 19 pandemic needs, including the opening of a second Medical/Surgical unit to manage COVID 19 related patients, a testing station, and respiratory/COVID 19 clinic.
Lisa Schnedler, President/CEO of Upland Hills Health explained, “Lynn serves as a strong advocate for nursing, patient care and quality at all levels of the organization while focusing on clinical excellence and cost effectiveness. She is gifted in keeping quality, access and affordability in balance.”
The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative gathers nominations each year from its member hospitals to recognize a hospital employee who shows dedication to bettering the health of the community through leadership and dedication beyond the scope of their job descriptions.
About the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Incorporated in 1979, RWHC receives national recognition as one of the country’s earliest and most successful models for networking among rural hospitals. RWHC serves as a catalyst for regional collaboration and as an influential and creative force on behalf of rural communi¬ties and rural health. Owned and operated by 43 acute, medical-surgical hospitals, RWHC offers its members a wide range of shared services that meet local community health needs, including: staffing, consulting, management, networking and education. Upland Hills Health is an active member of RWHC; its employees support the shared mission of “strengthening and sustaining rural health.”