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Sumner Place Receives Perfect Score!

In the most recent survey administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation was rated deficiency free on its annual Department of Public Health Certification Survey conducted in November 2017. Long-term Care facilities are surveyed every year by a multi-disciplinary team. The rigorous unannounced survey is conducted… Read More

Music and Memory Pilot at Sumner Place

10/24/2017 ​​​​”The beautiful thing is, music can be like a time machine. One song – the lyrics, the melody, the mood – can take you back to a moment in time like nothing else can.” – Lisa Schroeder Sumner Place in Lincoln, Nebraska has been selected as the pilot Vetter community for training and implementation… Read More

Celebrating Dr. Kenneth Cheloha’s Commitment to Sumner Place

Dr. Kenneth Cheloha, Medical Director at Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation for the past 22 years, has provided a great example of our Vision Statement on Quality Care: “We will dedicate ourselves to provide personalized care and services that achieve extraordinary results and exceed the expectations of those we serve.” Dr. Cheloha partners with… Read More

Sumner Place Adds New Leadership

Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is very proud to announce Shelly LeFever and Sarah Wiebusch to their leadership team. Shelly LeFever, Quality Assurance Nurse, is well suited for her position due to her visionary approach. She looks beyond problems and develops precise solutions for the success of each resident. Shelly loves to look beneath… Read More

Team Members at Sumner Place Awarded with Scholarships!

  On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 the Nebraska Health Care Association held their 2017 Awards Banquet at Younes Conference Center in Kearney, Nebraska. At the Awards Banquet they awarded twenty-six scholarship recipients and two of them were team members at Sumner Place! Sarah Wiebusch, Social Services Assistant at Sumner Place, was awarded a general scholarship…. Read More

Sumner Place Honors Therapy Dog With a Retirement Party

Residents and team members gathered in the dining room on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 to celebrate the retirement of one very dedicated team member, a beloved therapy dog named Carol. Carol, a Golden Retriever, has been at Sumner Place for the past 10 years. She has taught Sumner Place about living each day with enthusiasm… Read More

Courtney Schmitz of Sumner Place Featured in Nebraska Recreation & Parks Magazine

Courtney Schmitz, Life Enrichment Coordinator at Sumner Place in Lincoln, received special recognition by the Nebraska Recreation and Parks Association in the Fall edition of the Association’s magazine. The “spotlight” article not only thanked Courtney for her work with the association, but told of her work as a team member at Sumner Place and the… Read More

Sumner Place is Deficiency Free!

Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is proud to announce that they have received a “deficiency-free” result on their annual survey conducted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Long-term Care facilities are surveyed every year by a multi-disciplinary team. Surveys are always unannounced. The rigorous survey, which is conducted over several days,… Read More

Sumner Place Announces Three Board Certified Gerontological Nurses!

            Sumner Place is pleased to announce that Mindy Zuhairi, Director of Nursing, Trista Roque, Quality Assurance and Infection Control, and Emily Sample, MDS coordinator are recognized as Board Certified Gerontological Nurses. Their driving passions to elevate geriatric nursing in Sumner Place and Long Term Care in general, has motivated them to seek advanced knowledge… Read More


It has been a long and exciting journey for the team members of Sumner Place. It all started in August of 2013, where all Vetter Senior Living communities were invited to Elkhorn, NE to receive training at a conference led by Erin Bonitto, a worldwide Dementia Care Consultant. Throughout this training, members of leadership were… Read More