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).
Gold Star Award
Paul is always willing to go the extra mile for staff, patients and families. He is always positive and cares about the patients, as well as is willing to pick up extra shifts when we are short staffed. If you hear a call light, he will be the first one to it and we have had patients ask for him by name.
The compassion Paul has for the patient exemplifies VCHS core values and doesn't stop when he leaves the building. He always goes above and beyond! He may not work for housekeeping anymore, but he is always on his hands and knees cleaning to help the staff out and keep our hospital looking good. We are PROUD in acute care to have Paul working with us by our sides.
Paul, you are a Gold Shining Star!