Seward Leader to Receive UNMC Award
Roger Reamer CEO of Memorial Health Care Systems 1 of 3 honored during UNMC commencement.
UNMC will honor three Nebraskans for their significant contributions during its virtual commencement ceremonies this week.
Roger Reamer, chief executive officer for Memorial Health Care Systems in Seward, Neb., will receive the J.G. Elliott Award for outstanding contributions to medicine and health programs for the state of Nebraska and UNMC. He is recognized as a leader and advocate for health care administration, public health initiatives and health science education for rural communities.
Nominators say Reamer's leadership and collaborative efforts have helped rural hospitals and health care organizations improve delivery of care and build effective alliances for long term sustainability, including recently with COVID-19 in the hospital setting and within the district health department.
Reamer has served for more than two decades as CEO of Memorial Health Care Systems. In addition, he has served on the American Hospital Association Board, Nebraska Hospital Association Board, State of Nebraska Board of Health and the Four Corners Public Health Department, as well as rural health and health education boards.
The award is given in memory of Jack Elliott, a former Scottsbluff resident, who served on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents for 20 years, until his death in 1974.
Scottsbluff, Neb., native and UNMC alumnus Doyt Conn, M.D., will receive the Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree. The award recognizes high distinction in the use of his skills in medicine, science and teaching, to serve his fellow man. Anne Hubbard, M.D., a physician, philanthropist and UNMC alumnus, will receive the UNMC Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award for her longtime commitment to the university, and to improving health.