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
Glenda is always willing to work when a fellow associate can’t make it in. She goes the extra mile to help anyone. She sets up Support Services monthly birthdays luncheons, to bring camaraderie in the four departments. She always does the right thing at the right time for VCHS. She volunteers in her off time on various committees and at VCHS functions. Glenda takes pride in her department, keeping all the areas of the hospital and nursing home facilities shining clean; as well as keeping everything well stocked! Glenda is an extremely hard worker and takes ownership in her position while leading by example. Glenda takes great pleasure making everything sparkle.
Thank you Glenda for going above and beyond to make Valley County Health System a better place!