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Stephanie Keefe

VCHS Social Services Designee Stephanie Keefe knew she wanted to dedicate her career to caring for others after participating in an adopt-a-grandparent program at a local nursing home during elementary school.

A Sargent, Neb. native, Stephanie came to VCHS to work after working in long-term care social services for five years. Committed to providing compassionate and progressive care, she spends her days assisting patients in maintaining or improving their ability to manage their everyday physical, mental, and psychosocial needs.

 “My day-to-day duties include social services, insurance prior authorizations, and Acute Care Department payroll – all of which contribute to the VCHS Mission,” Stephanie says. “When a patient is at VCHS, I want to make sure they are able to focus on healing by assisting them with developing a plan of care and ensuring they are able to safely return to their homes with proper assistance and services needed for continued healing.”

Because a patient’s medical care and history is rarely confined to one organization, group, or provider, Stephanie works closely with the VCHS Acute Care Department, VCHS Home Health and Hospice Department, and the Heritage Program for Seniors at VCHS, as well as other community organizations and medical providers, to develop and coordinate a best plan of care. This includes transitions from a home environment to assisted living or nursing homes for patients who need that following a hospital stay.

“I enjoy working not only with the patients but also my wonderful coworkers. Every day brings a new challenge and a feeling of fulfillment when a patient is able to safely return home,” Stephanie says.

When not at VCHS caring for patients, Stephanie – a wife and mother of three (Keaton, 11; Kooper, 9; and Kinley, 6) – enjoys spending time outside of work camping, kayaking, golfing, and attending her children’s many extracurricular activities.

Pictured: Stephanie Keefe, VCHS Social Services Designee