Emergency Care and Ambulance Services
The Emergency Department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to handle any medical emergency 24/7.
Valley County Health System is designated as a Basic Level Trauma Center. This designation was earned on October 23, 2006. The role of a basic trauma center is to stabilize, prepare and transfer all patients with potentially life threatening injuries. With this level, VCHS is required to maintain certain continuing education for nursing and must have a nurse who has passed the trauma nursing core course available at all times.
Valley County Health System is also part of the Teletrauma system. Teletrauma is a way for our providers to consult with the Good Samaritan Trauma Center in real-time video and audio for care of our patients.
The Valley County Ambulance is an Advanced Life Support ambulance owned by Valley County and managed by Valley County Health System.
The ambulance is under the medical direction of Dr. Jennifer Bengston and direct supervision of Vicki Bredthauer, RN, DON. Paramedic Tammi Knutson is the Valley County Ambulance Manager.
The Valley County Ambulance Service employs three full-time paramedics and eight EMT-T's.
The Ambulance Service is available for BLS/ALS transports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Valley County Ambulance has more than 150 transports each year. Most transports are to Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha.
Gold Star Award
Bobbie Hill always has a smile on her face and greets everyone she meets. Bobbie is always willing to go the extra mile to help you whenever necessary! If she can’t find something you need she will look at every web site until she does.
Bobbie is so kind hearted and always chips in and does whatever needs to be done. Bobbie is so good at keeping every department stocked and organized which is no small task in this facility.
Bobbie exemplifies ownership by taking a variety tasks. She shows compassion to co-associates and patients. She has the highest integrity and you know you can trust Bobbie to get the job done.
Thank you Bobbie for everything that you do!!!!