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
Associate of the 4th Quarter:
LeAnn Davenport - Home Health & Hospice
LeAnn Davenport has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 4th Quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
In a letter nominating Davenport for the honor, a co-worker discussed how she portrays the values of VCHS. “LeAnn never compromises integrity, she has had to report to some difficult situations and she was able to do so while maintaining the highest degree of patient and family relations. LeAnn is caring and is always concerned for all her patients. She has their safety, dignity, and overall well-being in mind. She can always be counted on to show the highest degree of integrity and compassion. She is kind to her patients and families, as well as her co-workers. LeAnn shows ownership by always following through with any task at hand and never leaves an important task undone. She is known for stepping up with good solutions, thinking outside the box and she does not boast about herself. LeAnn always does the right thing. She shows respect by her tone of voice in interactions with others, mannerisms and all around actions. She is respectful towards her patients, families and co-workers. One of her strong suits is that she demonstrates great confidentiality. LeAnn works in an environment that trust is essential and when she gives you her word, she means it. Her patients would not trade her for anything!”
Davenport is a CNA in the Home Health and Hospice Department and has been with VCHS for nearly 10 years. She will join three other outstanding Associate of the Quarter Recipients: Leora Sedlacek, Paul Lamb and Rhonda Bredthauer for the Associate of the Year presentation in late August.
Pictured: LeAnn Davenport pictured with her husband Danny, son Reece and daughter Shannon receives the Associate of the Quarter Award at VCHS.
Gold Star Award
Marcy Shafer, Catie Larsen and Claire Bredthauer
This great team organized and hosted the 11th Annual Associate Picnic and did a wonderful job! They put much thought and effort into each and every detail making sure that our associates had an enjoyable evening with their families and coworkers. The planning they put into the meals, children’s events and prizes was very time consuming and they didn’t leave anything to chance.
Marcy Shafer, Catie Larsen and Claire Bredthauer hosted the picnic at a very busy time for Human Resources, while we working on the completion of the Long Term Care Transition. They had been putting in long days to complete everything and they did so with a smile and positive attitude.
They went above and beyond our VCHS values and provided fantastic, courteous, customer service to the associates of both the VCHS and VVSV teams. In addition, they helped transition our insurance coverage. With so many projects going on, we couldn’t be more proud of them and we are so grateful for the help and leadership they demonstrated throughout these huge projects! Congratulations!!
Congratulations Marcy, Catie and Claire!