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
Although Clinic work is very mentally (& at times) physically draining and exhausting, Leora never waivers. She steps up to the plate whenever it is needed.
Leora primarily works with Dr. Bengston but has covered for her co-workers and has worked with all of the Providers at any and all of the clinics. “No” is not in Leora’s vocabulary when it comes to helping out the team.
She is VERY Compassionate to all of her patients. She has been known to even purchase gifts for new mothers out of her own pocket as a way of personally congratulating the new mommies; her own personal “extra touch” of TLC towards the patients she deals with.
Leora always shows ownership for her work, and won’t rest until the job is done, and done right! She is very respectful to her patients, her co-workers and to the Providers she works along side. Last but not least, she is very trustworthy! She is fair and truthful in all she does. Leora’s work ethics are beyond compare and she is a GEM to work with. We are so GLAD she is on our team!