Admissions

Because your time is valuable we want to ensure your admission to Valley County Health System is comprehensive and prompt. Any information provided before your admission helps in the overall process. Many of these items we request you bring prior to admission are required by government agencies. Whether you will be an inpatient (staying overnight) or an outpatient (going home the same day as services are provided) you will need to complete the admission process and provide appropriate documentation.

Below is a list of required items for admission to the hospital:

• Photo ID (e.g. drivers license)

• Names of physicians (the name of the medical provider requesting services and your personal healthcare provider if different from the one requesting services)

• Current insurance card(s)

• Medicare and/or Medcaid cards

       Medicaid Share of Cost form, if on Medicaid

• Advance Directives (one or both of the following)

       Power of Attorney for Health Care

       Living Will

• Guarantor (person responsible for payment of services) information

       Date of birth

       Social Security number

       Employer (name, address, phone numbers)

       Emergency contacts (name, address, phone numbers)

Please report to the front desk of the hospital for all registrations except for emergencies.

Upon arrival you will be seated in a registration booth, staff will verify your appointment, review your demographics, advise you of the Privacy Policy and acquire a written consent to treat you.

It is the policy of Valley County Health System to utilize armbands to identify patients who are present for hospital services.  An armband must be worn by all patients who have been admitted for services, including emergency room, inpatient, swing bed and all outpatient services.

Registration office hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday  from 8 a.m. to 12 pm.  Admissions after hours are done by acute care staff. If you have any questions, or for more information please call 308.728.4200.

Associate Recognition

Gold Star Award

Melanie Hansen

Integrity: In September and October, this person was taking on multiple positions. Her plate was extremely full, but she never complained and then was more than willing to help train a person to take over her previous position.

Professionalism: Even doing her job duties, she is always more than willing to help with what is asked of her, and has taken on more roles, all while still asking “How can I help you?” with a smile on her face. If the weather is bad, she comes in early. She is constantly thinking outside the box with how we can best help our residents.

Respect:  She is always willing to listen and give valuable input to resident needs or LTC development.

Compassion:  She is compassionate about her work, residents and families that we care for.  If she ever needs to be in charge, we can trust her to make the right decisions.

Ownership & Communication: She takes her job role very seriously. To ensure our residents receive the best care needed to meet their needs, she is constantly working on care plans and communicating with the resident’s family members.

COMMITTED TO THE TEAM: She is very committed to our team, is a joy to work with, and has been a big help during our transition at VVLC!

 Congratulations, Melanie Hansen!  You are a Gold Shining Star!


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