Associate of the Year:
Laura Nelson - Acute Care
Laura Nelson, an Acute Care Nurse at VCHS, received the Associate of the Year award from among three other qualified candidates who were also named Associate of the Quarter during the year. She will receive the Caring Kind Award in Lincoln in October. Each year, Valley County Health System nominates their Associate of the Year for this honor.
Pictured: Nelson with members of her family receives her Associate of the Year award from William T. Sugg, President & CEO of VCHS
Associate of the 1st Quarter:
Rhonda Bredthauer - Housekeeping
Rhonda Bredthauer has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 1st Quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
In a letter nominating Bredthauer for the honor, a co-worker discussed how she portrays the values of VCHS. "Rhonda shows integrity by always doing the right thing and it’s obvious that it is important to her. Not only does she do the right thing but she helps her fellow associates to do the right thing as well. Rhonda gives everything she has everyday she comes to work. Rhonda is a very compassionate person. If you are hurting she is hurting right along with you. She truly cares for those around her and will do all she can to help. Rhonda has the most active desire to brighten people’s day. Ownership is something that comes natural to Rhonda. She takes pride in her work. She treats the facility as it is her own and it is not uncommon to see her go above and beyond when cleaning. Rhonda always shows respect to everyone she comes in contact with. Regardless of the situation she remains composed and respectful. Rhonda is honest and trustworthy, period. You can confide in her and know that you can trust her.“
Bredthauer is a Housekeeper at Valley County Health System, where she has been employed since November 2012.
Pictured: Bredthauer (2nd from left) pictured with her mother Myrtle Skolil (second from right) and husband Paul (right) receives her Associate of the Quarter award from William T. Sugg, President and CEO of VCHS (left).
Associate of the 2nd Quarter:
Paul Lamb - Acute Care
Paul Lamb has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 2nd Quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
In a letter nominating Lamb for the honor, a co-worker discussed how he portrays the values of VCHS. "Paul shows compassion for his job, to our patients, and his co-workers. He is always willing to take time and talk to our patients, even when he is extremely busy. Paul is always friendly to our patients and families, and will take the extra time to make there day a little better. Paul also shows ownership by, doing his job 100% all the time, regardless the situation. He treats all patients and families with dignity and respect along with his co-workers.”
Lamb is a Ward Clerk at Valley County Health System, where he has been employed since April 2011.
Pictured l to r: Vicki Bredthauer, DON; Rosalyn Lamb (Paul's mother); Paul Lamb; Bill Sugg, President & CEO; Marcy Shafer and Danielle Proskocil
Gold Star Award
Mark Deaton started the Respiratory Therapy Department at Valley County Hospital 25 years ago. Since then, he has worked at many other hospitals, including Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. We are very fortunate that he has returned to VCHS. Since we have hired Mark, he has taken the bull by the horns and suggested several new process changes that needed to be implemented. In addition, he has also tackled the annual FIT testing for our associates. He is a self-starter and his positive attitude in the midst of a stressful situation is admirable! Thanks Mark for all that you are doing and have already done for VCHS…we are glad to have you back after all this time!
Congratulations Mark, you are a Gold Shining Star!