Associate Recognition

Associate of the Year:
Laura Nelson - Acute Care

Linda Freeman

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:
Jen Sandoz - ER Department

Jennifer Sandoz has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 1st Quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year.


In a letter nominating Sandoz for the honor, a co-worker explained how she is understanding, caring, respectful, and trustworthy. "Jen is a great nurse. She has a high set of morals to practice by. She also is friendly and so easy to build a positive working relationship with."

Sandoz is the Emergency Services Manager at VCHS. Valley County Health System has employed her since October 2011.

Pictured: Sandoz (middle) with her husband Ron (left) receives her Associate of the Quarter award from William T. Sugg, President and CEO of VCHS (right).

 

Associate of the 2nd Quarter:
Becky Setlik - Rehab Services

Becky Setlik has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 2nd Quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

In a letter nominating Setlik for the honor, a co-worker explained how she is compassionate and respectful. "I don't think I've ever known anyone more compassionate than Becky, her passion for helping people in pain is inspiring. She shows every patient complete respect as well as their families and her co-workers. "

Setlik is a Physical Therapist at VCHS in the Rehabilitation Department. She has been employed at Valley County Health System since 2006.

Pictured: Setlik (middle) with her husband Tim (right) receives her Associate of the Quarter award from William T. Sugg, President and CEO of VCHS (left).

Associate of the 3rd Quarter:
Amy Jackson, Acute Care

Amy Jackson, RN has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 3rd Quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

In a letter nominating Jackson for the honor, a co-worker discussed some of the qualities that make Jackson such an incredible nurse. "Amy shows great respect to the patients by listening to them and understanding how they are feeling and getting an understanding of the situation they are in. Amy generates a high level of trust with her patients and their families by always staying calm, but also by being completely open and honest with them.”

Jackson is a Charge Nurse at VCHS in the Acute Care Department. She has been employed at Valley County Health System since 2011.

Pictured: Jackson (middle) gets her Associate of the Quarter Award from William T. Sugg, VCHS President and CEO (right) and Vicki Bredthauer, VCHS Acute Care DON (left).

 

Associate of the 4th Quarter:
Laura Nelson, Acute Care

Laura Nelson, LPN has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 4th Quarter of the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

In a letter nominating Nelson for the honor, a co-worker discussed how Nelson portrays the values of VCHS. "Laura shows great integrity by always having the patient's best interest. She is an advocate for them and gives them the kind of care that you would want as a patient. Her compassion towards her patients is overwhelming. She spends time with them while making sure their medical needs are being met. Laura shows ownership by always being willing to pickup extra shifts and help out her coworkers whenever possible. She is willing to do whatever is asked of her and help out in any department if needed. Laura is very well respected by her peers. She is always willing to take on a leadership role and willing to teach and help out the new employees. Laura is a trustworthy associate and always respects her patients and coworkers. She puts their needs in front of her own and is always striving to be a better nurse by learning and listening."

Nelson is a Licensed Practical Nurse at VCHS in the Acute Care Department. She has been employed at Valley County Health System since 2002.

Pictured: Nelson receives her Associate of the Quarter Award from William T. Sugg, VCHS President & CEO



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Recognition

Gold Star Award

Leora Sedlacek

Although Clinic work is very mentally (& at times) physically draining and exhausting, Leora never waivers. She steps up to the plate whenever it is needed.

Leora primarily works with Dr. Bengston but has covered for her co-workers and has worked with all of the Providers at any and all of the clinics. “No” is not in Leora’s vocabulary when it comes to helping out the team.

She is VERY Compassionate to all of her patients. She has been known to even purchase gifts for new mothers out of her own pocket as a way of personally congratulating the new mommies; her own personal “extra touch” of TLC towards the patients she deals with.

Leora always shows ownership for her work, and won’t rest until the job is done, and done right! She is very respectful to her patients, her co-workers and to the Providers she works along side. Last but not least, she is very trustworthy! She is fair and truthful in all she does. Leora’s work ethics are beyond compare and she is a GEM to work with. We are so GLAD she is on our team!

 

 

 


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