DHHS Highlights Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue 2

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Friday, January 8th, 2016| Vol. 3, No. 2

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In Case You Missed It: Two Omaha World-Herald Editorials Highlight DHHS Improvements

Omaha World-Herald

Two editorials published Friday, January 08, 2016 in the Omaha World-Herald showcased improvements that have been made across DHHS. One of those was by the World-Herald editorial staff, and the Midlands Voices was written by DHHS CEO Courtney Phillips.

World-Herald editorial: HHS shows improvement
By: World-Herald Editorial Staff

“The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has pledged to do better so often over the years that taxpayers might be inclined to tune out.
It’s a fact that state government’s largest agency, despite years of hard work, has had a record of mishandling tax dollars and bobbling some of the vital care it provides the vulnerable.
But recent weeks have brought word of some measureable, verifiable improvements….” Click here to read the rest of this editorial.

Midlands Voices: A renewed commitment to Nebraskans in need
By: Courtney Phillips, DHHS CEO

“It has been an honor to serve Nebraskans as the CEO of the Department of Health and Human Services since April. Our team has worked diligently to improve our responsiveness and service to our state’s most vulnerable citizens, and we already see results so Nebraskans live better lives each and every day.
Gov. Pete Ricketts assembled a dynamic team of directors at HHS who share their experience and insight to develop high-quality, efficient and customer-friendly services. Directors and staff have stabilized and improved the services we provide Nebraskans…” Click here to read the rest of this editorial.