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

Mark Deaton


Mark Deaton started the Respiratory Therapy Department at Valley County Hospital 25 years ago. Since then, he has worked at many other hospitals, including Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. We are very fortunate that he has returned to VCHS. Since we have hired Mark, he has taken the bull by the horns and suggested several new process changes that needed to be implemented. In addition, he has also tackled the annual FIT testing for our associates. He is a self-starter and his positive attitude in the midst of a stressful situation is admirable! Thanks Mark for all that you are doing and have already done for VCHS…we are glad to have you back after all this time!

 Congratulations Mark, you are a Gold Shining Star!


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