Valerie Preister and Marcy Brown, social workers at Faith Regional Health Services, attended Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska's annual awards banquet on May 14, 2018 to accept a Community Partnership Award on behalf of the hospital. Tonya Ingram, Clinical Supervisor for Goodwill’s Behavioral Health Services, stated this in her nomination, “Valerie Preister and Marcy Brown have been exceptional at collaborative efforts in meeting the needs of the community members and advocating for Goodwill to transition into providing care within the Region 4 coverage area. Valerie and Marcy provide a high-quality wraparound discharge planning that empowers consumers to be successful following a crisis situation, or reintegrating into the community after a hospitalization.”
Goodwill served over 1,900 people last year in central and western Nebraska. Services provided support people living with a developmental or intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, mental health condition, and mental illness and/or substance use disorder to work and live independently.