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
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!