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:
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
Gold Star Award
Mary is always willing to help where ever needed. She is always smiling and makes everyone feel welcomed. Mary takes time out of busy work day to lend a hand to Co-Associates and patients.
Mary noticed that a couple was having quite a time getting to acute care to visit a patient. They sat for a while admiring the beautiful scenery and after a moment of catching their breath the gentleman asked Mary if they could borrow a wheel chair. Mary being Mary responded "Wait here for one minute." She re-appeared with a wheel chair and wheeled the visiting lady to the room of the patient that they were here to visit. Her husband walking beside his wife as they journeyed down the hall. Happy conversation, smiles and laughter took the place of a difficult journey.
Mary showed, compassion, ownership, respect, integrity and most of all shared a great moment of trust with the visiting couple. People taking care of people, that's why we all are here! Mary you are a Gold Shining Star!