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
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!