Medical Staff

Jennifer Bengston, MD | Daniel Schneider, MD
Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C | Kristen Dunbar, PA-CKelly Geweke, APRN-NP 
Dion Machard, APRN-NP | Robert J. Reilly, PA-C 

To contact a member of our medical staff listed above, please call 308.728.4202.

Jennifer Bengston, MD

Jennifer Bengston, MDEducation:
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha - Doctorate of Medicine – 2000
Wayne State College - Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Health Sciences - 1997

Residency:
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (2000-2003)

Certification:
Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Family Practice, Nebraska Academy of Family Practice, American Medical Association, Nebraska Medical Association. Nebraska Medical Directors Association.

Hometown: Albion, Nebraska

Family: Husband Brent, daughters Madeline and Elisabeth.

Awards: Nebraska Rural Health Association's Outstanding Rural Health Professional - 2007.

Interests and Activities: Quilting, reading, traveling and spending time with family.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2003

Daniel Schneider, MD

Dan Schneider, MDEducation:
University of Nebraska College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine - 2008
Doane College - Crete - Bachelor of Science - 2003

Residency:
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (2008-2011)

More/Other Information: Board Certified in Family Medicine
Interest in pediatrics and sports medicine

Hometown: Taylor, NE

Family: Wife, Natalie

Interests and Activities: Traveling, Sports

Joined Valley County Health System: August 2011

Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C

jeff_breitkreutzEducation:
University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

More/Other Information:
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physicians Assistants.

Hometown: Wisner, Nebraska

Family: Wife Diane, and sons Scott, Matt and Pat.

Hobbies/Interests: Church, hunting, fishing, Boy Scouts Leader, scuba diving, photography, 4-H Leader, archery.

Joined Valley County Health System: 1991

Kristen "Kristy" Dunbar, PA-C

Education: Master of Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine - 1993
Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University - 1989


More/Other Information:
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physicians Assistants.

Hometown: Burtonsville, Maryland

Family: Husband Bob, son Gus.

Hobbies/Interests:

Joined Valley County Health System: 2014

 

Kelly Geweke, APRN-NP

Kelly GewekeEducation:
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Clarkson College - 2011
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Program - Emory University - 2006
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, UNMC College of Nursing, 2002

Certification:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP), Nebraska Registered Nurse (RN)
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse (WOCN)

More/Other Information:
Nebraska Nurse Practitioners Association, Member of Nebraska Affiliate WOCN, National WOCN

Hometown: Fremont, Nebraska

Family: Husband - Barry.  Children - Kara, Lucy and Gretchen.

Hobbies/Interests: Showing horses in 4-H and open horse shows, going to the lake, attending Kara's college events and Lucy's sporting events.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2012

Dion Machard, APRN-NP

Dion Machard, APRN-NPEducation:
Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, May 2012, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May, 2007, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Kearney
Diploma in Nursing, 1996, Eastern Cape College of Nursing, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Certification:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP), Nebraska Registered Nurse (RN)

More/Other Information: Grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Family: Wife Pauline, and sons Justin, Michael and Stuart.

Hobbies and interests: outdoors, swimming, hiking and camping.

Joined Valley County Health System: September, 2012

Robert J. Reilly, PA-C

robert_reillyEducation:
Platte Tech Community College - Associate of Science degree
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Bachelor of Arts degree
Wichita State University - Bachelor of Science Physician's Assistant

Residency:
Rotations throughout Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado

Certification:
Professional Affiliations: NCCPA certified, fellow member of the AAPA, NAPA and the Association of Family Practice Physician's Assistants.

Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska.

Family: Wife - Marcia J. Reilly; sons - Christopher R. Reilly, Jaden Brickell and Bentley Reilly; daughters - Morgan S. Reilly, Ashlyn Reilly and Kaidence Reilly.

Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, hiking, woodworking, gardening, spending time with his children and occasionally, golfing.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2005

 

 

Associate Recognition

Gold Star Award

Noel Hain

Congratulations to Noel Hain of our Lab Department for receiving the VCHS Gold Star Award!

Noel was nominated by one of his co-worker and her story was so compelling we wanted to share it with you:

"On December 3rd, my daughter was brought to our ER and had to receive a CT scan. Noel covered my call while we were in ER and came in and ran my daughter’s lab-work. On December 23rd, we were again in the ER, and Noel stopped by that afternoon to see how she was doing, and to ask if we needed anything. Then on December 26th, we had an appointment with the neurologist in Kearney, and I was scheduled to work 11:30am-6pm. Our appointment was set up for 10:00, so I knew I was going to miss a big part of the day. Noel saw that we were going to be really short on staff, so he went to Karen, Lab Manager, and offered to work that Friday even though he should have been of vacation. On top of that, he sent me a text while we were at the hospital having a procedure done, asking how she was and told me not to worry about work, which set my mind at ease! Later that night he brought my daughter over soup that he made after he got off work.

Noel is not only a great employee, but also a wonderful Christian! Words can not express how thankful I am to my friend & co-worker for all his kindness."

Whether at work or in the community, Noel exemplifies high values through his character!

Congratulations Noel, you are a Gold Shining Star!

 

 

 

 


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