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
Ashley Simmers, Barb Veskerna, Deb Usasz, Lavon Coufal & Megan Markvicka
These ladies are always behind the scenes taking care of a patient’s need or an associate’s request. They are always so accommodating, whether it is catering for a spur of the moment luncheon, or making a wonderful punch for a celebration.
Meeting our patients’ needs is no small task when you consider the variety health problems our patients have. We are so very fortunate to have such dedicated, caring associates to take care of our dietary needs and requests.
The menu items are always fresh and delicious. They are always willing to try different recipes to satisfy everyone's taste buds. And these ladies always serve everyone with a smile and a positive attitude!
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.