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
Associate of the 3rd Quarter:
Leora Sedlack - Medical Clinic
Leora Sedlacek has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 3rd Quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
In a letter nominating Sedlacek for the honor, a co-worker discussed how she portrays the values of VCHS. “Leora exemplifies integrity by always being professional in her daily duties. She is very compassionate to all of her patients. She 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 alongside. Last but not least, Leora is very trustworthy. She is fair and truthful in all she does. Leora’s work ethics are beyond compare – she is a gem to work with. We are glad she is on our team!”
Sedlacek is an LPN-C in the Medical Clinic and has been with VCHS for 38 years. She began in Acute Care and soon became a Surgical Scrub Nurse and continues to offer her skills in OR on a weekly basis.
Pictured: Sedlacek with members of her family receives her Associate of the Quarter award from William T. Sugg, President & CEO of VCHS
Gold Star Award
John is consistently working hard, and has kept the grounds here at VCHS in excellent shape! No matter the weather, you will see John diligently working and taking pride in what he does, which exemplifies his integrity, as well as ownership in his job and VCHS. He shows compassion & respect by always being friendly, saying hello to fellow co-workers in the hall, and greeting others outside of the facility.
Last, but not least, John shows the value of trust in a variety of ways: he shows up when he is scheduled to work, is trustworthy in completing tasks on-time and doing them right the first time, and you always know you can depend on him.
The world needs more people like John who truly take pride in what they do. John cares about VCHS in a way that shows through all he does each day he is here on the job. Thank you John for exemplifying leadership in the workplace by giving 100% each and every time you are here.
You are truly a Gold Star!