Visitors are welcome to our facility at anytime. The front doors lock at 8 pm. However, you can visit a patient after that time by entering through the Emergency Room doors on the east side of the building. Press the red button on the wall inside the first set of doors and the nursing staff can let you in.
The Couryard Grille is open for public dining 7 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday. It is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are provided to a caregiver or family member staying around the clock with a patient. Guest trays are also available upon request.
Coffee, tea and water are available 24 hours a day in the Courtyard Grille for a donation of 25¢.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.
Valley County Health System's hospital provides free wireless guest internet service.
Mail and packages will be delivered to you by a hospital employee. Patient mail received after discharge will be forwarded to the patient’s home. Outgoing mail may be given to a nurse. Postage stamps are available at the front registration desk.
Flowers and balloons are delivered to patient rooms by an employee.
Our facility features a beautiful chapel. It is located along the Main corridor just past the Courtyard Grille. Guests are welcome to spend time in this peaceful and relaxing environment.
Telephones are provided in all patient rooms. To place a local call, dial 9 and then the number.
The courteous use of cell phones by patients and visitors is permitted through the entire facility.
Televisions are provided free of charge in each patient room. Please be considerate of others and keep the TV volume down. The sets are controlled by the pillow speaker which may be clipped to your bed or by controls located on the side rail panel.
Televisions are also located in the waiting rooms of the Medical Clinic, Specialty Clinic, Surgery and Emergency departments.
Electrical appliances such as hair dryers, electric razors, portable heaters, computers and other devices must be inspected for safety by our maintenance department.
We periodically conduct fire drills. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In the event of an actual emergency, you will be notified by hospital staff.
If you have valuables such as jewelry or cash, please give them to a relative or friend to take care of during your stay. Contact lenses, eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures should be stored in your bedside stand when not in use. Please don’t put them on your bed or food tray – they may be damaged or lost. Valley County Health System cannot be responsible for replacement of personal belongings.
Gold Star Award
Melissa shows each patient compassion and genuine concern. Melissa takes the time with each patient to explain the procedure they are going to have and comforts them from beginning to end, explaining everything step by step. Melissa wraps warm blankets around patients when they are cold, she visits with them while they are having their procedures. Melissa gives them comfort with her caring voice and manner. Melissa connects with the patient by looking into their eyes and reassuring them about the procedure they will be having. Melissa takes the time to ensure the patients' trust, she shows each patient the utmost respect. Melissa takes on the ownership by always putting the patient's needs first. She completes each task given everyday to the best of her ability and with the highest integrity. Melissa always gives a helping hand to all associates in her department and throughout the facility. She always greets patients and associates with the sweetest smile, making everyone feel welcome!
Thank you for always going above and beyond.