COLUMBUS, Neb. -- A nurse at Columbus Community Hospital has been awarded the awarded the Service Over Self award.

The hospital announced Monday that Taylor Rodehorst, RN, had received the award, which recognizes CCH staff who volunteer in Columbus and surrounding communities. According to CCH officials, the award celebrates, supports and encourages volunteer activities while recognizing the positive impact CCH staff have on their communities.

Co-worker Shannon Fittje nominated Rodehorst for her enthusiasm for her community.

Fittje noted Rodehorst’s dedication to her church. Over the years, Rodehorst has been a regular volunteer in the nursery at Trinity Lutheran Church and is currently a leader in the Sunday school breakout room, teaching children in first through third grade each week. Rodehorst is also a regular blood donor. After needing blood herself, she understands the importance of blood donation, and has taken it upon herself to share the significance with others and lead by example.

In her nomination letter, Fittje wrote: “Taylor has a lot of pride in her community and truly wants to make Columbus a better place for everyone to live. Supporting and sharing small, local businesses, she cares about local people being able to grow and prosper here.”

Rodehorst received the Service Over Self award last Wednesday.

The Service Over Self award is open to all CCH staff.