The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Maintenance of Certification Examination by Jennifer Bengston, MD. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process, but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during the cycle between examinations.
To achieve and maintain certification by the ABFM, Dr. Bengston must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; complete online educational self-assessment modules; verify the completion of 150 hours of acceptable continuing medical education every 3 years; demonstrate ongoing, systematic quality improvement within practice; and successfully complete a one-day, computer based examination of cognitive knowledge and problem-solving abilities. This examination covers, but is not limited to: adult medicine; care of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents; maternity and gynecological care; community medicine; care of the older patient; human behavior and mental health; and care of the surgical patient.
The American Board of Family Medicine, is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. Founded in 1969, not-for-profit, organization whose purposes include improving the quality of medical care provided to the public by family physicians, establishing and maintaining standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Medicine.
Additional information regarding the American Board of Family Medicine may be obtained from its website at www.theabfm.org .
Dr. Bengston sees patients at VCHS Medical Clinics in Ord, Burwell, and North Loup. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bengston, call 308.728.4202.
ORD - Gary Satchell began on June 3, as Medical Clinic Manager at Valley County Health System. He will be responsible for coordination of all medical clinic activities and coordination with other departments.
Gary comes to us from Milford, Nebraska. He spent 24 years in the U.S. Army. In 2000, he retired from the Army and joined corporate America. Since that time, he has held a variety of positions and has extensive experience with technology software products and services. He most recently worked for Hewlett Packard as an Operations and Training Engineer. He and his wife, Deb, have a home at the Calamus Reservoir and will be moving there this summer. Gary and his wife have two sons. Patrick is 25 and is in Veterinary School at Cornell. Terence is 27 and currently stationed in Afghanistan as an Army Engineer Officer but is due home in mid-June.
Valley County Health System welcomes a new associate the week of May 28, Kayla Petska. Petska will be working as a Medical Laboratory Technician.
"Petska will be a great addition to our VCHS family. We look forward to working with her," stated Danielle Proskocil, Director of Human Resources at Valley County Health System.
Daniel Owen, a first year medical student from UNMC, has chosen Valley County Health System to complete his Rural Care block. Dr. Jennifer Bengston will be his supervising physician. Owen is originally from Lincoln, NE, and will graduate in May 2016. Owen stated, "I am excited to be in Ord at Valley County Health System and look forward to furthering my education here." He will be at the VCHS Medical Clinics through June 7.
Valley County Health System welcomes a new associate the week of May 20, Claire Bredthauer. Bredthauer will be working as a Health Information Technician.
"We are excited that Bredthauer has joined VCHS. She will enhance our team," stated Danielle Proskocil, Director of Human Resources at Valley County Health System.
Ord - Valley County Health System will be hosting the 5th Annual Health Fair, "Got Health?" The Health Fair will feature blood chemistries, blood pressure checks and a free will donation breakfast. The Health Fair will focus on health education and the promotion of wellness within our service area. In addition, health related vendors will have displays available to provide educational information to those who attend.
The Health Fair will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 6-9 am at Valley County Health System, 2707 L Street, in Ord.
The lab tests offered during the Health Fair are a Health Screen and PSA test.
• Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
• Complete Blood Count
• Thyroid: TSH
• Lipid Panel: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL & LDL
PSA: Prostate cancer screening recommended for males over the age of 50.
A greatly reduced fee of $35 for the Health Screen and $15 for the PSA will be charged to cover the cost of supplies for each person screened. Those who participate in the blood chemistry draw will be mailed their results and will be responsible for contacting their medical provider if they have values outside the normal range.
Fasting is necessary prior to the blood chemistry draw, including consumption of caffeine or decaf coffee. A free will donation breakfast will be served so you may eat after your blood is drawn.
Pre-registration is available by going online to ValleyCountyHealthSystem.org or by picking up a pre-registration form at the hospital registration desk, or at any of the area banks.
Pre-registration is recommended for anyone wishing to have a blood chemistry drawn.
Valley County Health System welcomes two new associate the week of May 13, McKenzie Daily and Sarah Hon, RN. Hon will be working in the Acute Care Department and Daily will be working as a Health Information Technician.
"We are happy to have Hon and Daily join our team. We look forward to working with them both," stated Danielle Proskocil, Director of Human Resources at Valley County Health System.
Sarah Hon, RN
Loup City - The Valley County Health System Medical Clinic in Loup City will have a new home on May 30. The new Medical Clinic will be located at 130 N 6th St, Suite B. The clinic consists of 4 exam rooms, a procedure room, and a lab.
The clinic is open four days each week. Chris Unterseher, MD, Robert Reilly, PA-C, Dion Machard, APRN-NP, and Kelly Geweke, APRN-NP see patients at the Loup City clinic Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week.
To schedule an appointment at the VCHS Medical Clinic in Loup City, call 308.745.0324 or 308.728.4200.
ORD - Emily Hayek has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 3rd Quarter of the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
A Valley County Health System Associate of the Quarter makes great contributions to the system through our core values of integrity, compassion, ownership, respect, and trust. In a letter nominating Hayek, a co-worker explained the integrity she shows by filling in for others, working extra in times of need, and volunteering to pick up shifts. She is respected by her co-workers, and gives them respect with her strong work ethic and dependability. "Emily is reliable, kind, and brings forth good qualities to the Valley View Living Center team."
Hayek is a Certified Nursing Assistant/Medication Aide for Valley View Living Center. She has been with Valley County Health System since July of 1979. Help us thank Hayek for her dedication and strength.
Valley County Health System regrets to announce the resignation of Catina Psota who will be leaving on May 24, 2013 to become Manager at the new Viaero Wireless store in Ord.
"Catina has been an excellent Director and Senior Management Team Member for two years, and I know all of you join me in wishing her well on her new career opportunity. All of us at VCHS are very proud of Catina and her many accomplishments during her tenure here, and will miss her greatly," stated President & CEO, Bill Sugg.
"I have enjoyed my time with VCHS and will treasure the time spent with such dedicated and talented associates. Valley County and surrounding communities are truly blessed to have such a phenomenal group of associates. Viaero Wireless will be a new adventure that I look forward to and it will allow me to get back into retail," stated Catina.
- Bengston Passed Board Certification Maintenance Examination
- Satchell Begins with VCHS as Medical Clinic Manager
- VCHS Welcomes New Associate
- Owen Begins Rotation at VCHS Medical Clinics
- VCHS Welcomes New Associate
- VCHS To Host 5th Annual Health Fair on July 25
- VCHS Welcomes 2 New Associates
- New VCHS Medical Clinic in Loup City Opening on May 30
- Hayek Named VCHS Associate of the Quarter
- Psota Resigns from VCHS
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