Associate of the Year:
Janet Ward - Acute Care
Janet Ward, 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 Omaha in October. Each year, Valley County Health System nominates their Associate of the Year for this honor.
Pictured: Ward (left) 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).
Gold Star Award
Ashley Simmers, Barb Veskerna, Deb Usasz, Lavon Coufal & Megan Markvicka
These ladies are always behind the scenes taking care of a patient’s need or an associate’s request. They are always so accommodating, whether it is catering for a spur of the moment luncheon, or making a wonderful punch for a celebration.
Meeting our patients’ needs is no small task when you consider the variety health problems our patients have. We are so very fortunate to have such dedicated, caring associates to take care of our dietary needs and requests.
The menu items are always fresh and delicious. They are always willing to try different recipes to satisfy everyone's taste buds. And these ladies always serve everyone with a smile and a positive attitude!
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.