September 29, 2023

Herington Hero Award Winner, Jennifer Duenas

BY:  Haley Jones, Director of Development and Marketing

Home Health & Hospice of Dickinson County in Herington, an affiliate of Memorial Health System in Abilene, has selected the next Herington Hero.  Congratulations Jennifer Duenas, and thank you for taking care of Herington!

Jennifer’s nomination had this to say about her.  “Jennifer wears many hats.  She works at the school and the 4-H Fair, and is very active in the community and P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization).  Jennifer is deserving of this award because she is the first to volunteer for any project, and has great, creative ideas and implements them.  She always goes above and beyond, and she has great organizational skills.  Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious!

Jennifer wants to help take care of Herington, and it is especially important to her because it will always be where she calls home. “I grew up here and don’t want the involvement and community to die.  I want to do everything I can to keep it alive, she said.” 

Memorial Health System and the staff from the Herington office are thrilled that their idea to recognize residents in their community is bringing attention to so many amazing people.  “These people doing all of these things for the community behind the scenes; giving time and money away, with no expectations to receive anything back….they need to be rewarded for their efforts,” said Herington Home Health & Hospice Supervisor, Shannon Walters.  “We aim to make sure they feel the love right back!” 

Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County in Herington plans to continue doing this every month.  October 1 starts round five of nominations.  If you know someone deserving of this award and want to share it with the Herington community please fill out the form online at: or stop by the Herington office at 11 N Broadway, we’ll be happy to see you!


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