UNMC for the record, May 17, 2024

Receiving UNMC's award as one of Nebraska's Safest Compaies were (at left) Kelly Johnson, environmental compliance and safety specialist, and (at right) Decature Banker, senior environmental health and safety specialist, along with ESPN reporter Lauren Sisler, keynote speaker at the National Safety Council-Nebraska's Celebration of Safety Luncheon.

Receiving UNMC's award as one of Nebraska's Safest Compaies were (at left) Kelly Johnson, environmental compliance and safety specialist, and (at right) Decature Banker, senior environmental health and safety specialist, along with ESPN reporter Lauren Sisler, keynote speaker at the National Safety Council-Nebraska's Celebration of Safety Luncheon.

UNMC named one of safest companies

UNMC has been named one of Nebraska’s Safest Companies – for the 15th consecutive year.

The designation is awarded by the National Safety Council-Nebraska, which marked a milestone this year with 100 years of commitment to safety in the community.

UNMC, along with 127 other companies leading in safety, was recognized May 1 at the safety council’s Celebration of Safety Luncheon at the La Vista Conference Center.

“The dedicated staff in environmental health and safety, public safety, facilities and compliance depend on the support of UNMC leadership, faculty, staff and students,” said Patrick Wortmann, executive director for UNMC Environmental Health and Safety. “Whether by sitting on our safety committees, reporting safety issues or completing incident reports, everyone plays a part in keeping our campus safe.

“This award serves as evidence that people care about safety and are willing to do their part, and we are grateful to everyone for their contributions.”

Lot-to-Know Block Party is May 25

UNMC’s Center for Reducing Health Disparities is collaborating with the North Omaha Community Care Council to host the third annual Lot-to-Know Block Party & Dove Release event on Saturday, May 25.

It will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, 5544 Ames Ave.

The Lot-to-Know event is a free community event in which local non-profit organizations and community partners celebrate the community.

It also serves as a memorial for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19. A dove release as a memorial to those lost will be held at 2 p.m.

The event will feature local resource vendors, free health screenings, free food, free gently used clothing and household supplies, live music, games, raffles, free face painting and balloons for kids and free massages.

See this event flyer for more information. Email LaTrese Rideout with questions. 

Food vendors on campus

Food vendors will be available on both the east and west sides of UNMC’s Omaha campus, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The current schedule is:

East end of campus (Sorrell Center, Alumni Commons area unless specified otherwise below):

  • Mondays – Taste of Heaven
  • Tuesdays – Zemogs
  • Wednesdays – Taste of Heaven
  • Fridays – Pim’s Thai Catering & Take Out

West end of campus (Durham Research Center’s Maurer Commons area unless specified otherwise below):

  • Mondays – Zemogs
  • Tuesday – Taste of Heaven (Durham Research Center’s Maurer Commons area)
  • Thursdays – Pim’s Thai Catering & Take Out (Durham Research Center’s Maurer Commons area)

Questions? Email Rick Boldt in the UNMC Office of Business and Finance.

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