Medical Staff

Jennifer Bengston, MD | Hilary Miller, MD | Daniel Schneider, MD
Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C | Kristen Dunbar, PA-CKelly Geweke, APRN-NP 
Jane Meyer, APRN-NP | Robert J. Reilly, PA-C 

To contact a member of our medical staff listed above, please call 308.728.4202.

Jennifer Bengston, MD

Jennifer Bengston, MDEducation:
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha - Doctorate of Medicine – 2000
Wayne State College - Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Health Sciences - 1997

Residency:
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (2000-2003)

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Family Physicians, Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Medical Directors Association.

Certifications:
Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, Advance Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Rescucitation Program

Hometown: Albion, Nebraska

Family: Husband, Brent; daughters, Madeline and Elisabeth.

Awards: Nebraska Rural Health Association's Outstanding Rural Health Professional - 2007.

Interests and Activities: Quilting, reading, traveling and spending time with family.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2003

Hilary Miller, MD

Hilary Miller, MDEducation:
University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha - Doctorate of Medicine – 2012
University of Nebraska at Kearney - Bachelor's degree in Biology - 2006

Residency:
University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Practice Residency (2012-2015)

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Family Physicians, Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association

Certifications: Advance Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, National Procedures Institute Medical Aesthetics

Hometown: Spalding, Nebraska

Family: Husband, David

Interests and hobbies: spending time with family, gardening, fishing, cooking and traveling.

Special Medical Interests: Dermatology, Sports Medicine and Geriatrics.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2015

Daniel Schneider, MD

Dan Schneider, MDEducation:
University of Nebraska College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine - 2008
Doane College - Crete - Bachelor of Science - 2003

Residency:
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (2008-2011)

Professional Affiliations:

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support

More/Other Information: Board Certified in Family Medicine
Interest in pediatrics and sports medicine

Hometown: Taylor, NE

Family: Wife, Natalie; daughters, Rowan and Hannah

Interests and Activities: Traveling, Sports

Joined Valley County Health System: August 2011

Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C

jeff_breitkreutzEducation:
Kearney State College, University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Fellowship: UNMC Geriatric Mini Fellowship

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants.

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support

Hometown: Wisner, Nebraska

Family: Wife, Diane; sons, Scott, Matt, and Pat

Hobbies/Interests: Church, hunting, fishing, Boy Scout Leader, scuba diving, photography, 4-H Leader, archery.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2001

Kristen "Kristy" Dunbar, PA-C

Education: Master of Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine - 1993
Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University - 1989

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physicians Assistants.

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support

Hometown: Burtonsville, Maryland

Family: Husband, Bob; son, Gus

Joined Valley County Health System: 2014

 

Johanna Spencer, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Johanna Spencer

Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing – Masters of Science in Nursing –Family Nurse Practitioner – 2015
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing – Bachelors of Science in Nursing – 2006

Professional Affiliations: American Nurses Association, Nebraska Nurse Practitioners

Certifications: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Advance Trauma Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support

Hometown: Burwell, Nebraska

Family: Husband, Brett; daughter and son

Joining Valley County Health System: May 2016

Kelly Geweke, APRN-NP

Kelly GewekeEducation:
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Clarkson College - 2011
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Program - Emory University - 2006
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, UNMC College of Nursing, 2002

Certifications:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP), Nebraska Registered Nurse (RN)
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse (WOCN)
Diabetic Education Coordinator, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support, DOT Medical Examiner

Professional Affiliations: Nebraska Nurse Practitioners Association, Member of Nebraska Affiliate WOCN, National WOCN

Hometown: Fremont, Nebraska

Family: Children - Kara, Lucy, and Gretchen

Hobbies/Interests: Showing horses in 4-H and open horse shows, going to the lake, attending Kara's college events and Lucy's sporting events.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2012

Jane Meyer, APRN-NP
Jane Meyer, APRN-NP

Education:
Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program, May 2008, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kearney
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May, 2000, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Lincoln

Certifications:
Advanced Practic e Registered Nurse-Nurse Practitioner (APRN-NP), Nebraska Registered Nurse (RN), Family Nurse Practitioner (NP-C), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support, DOT Medical Examiner

Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nebraska Nurse Practitioners

Hometown: Imperial, Nebraska.

Family: Husband, Brian; sons Keelen, Hunter, and Colt

Hobbies and interests: Traveling, spending time with family, fishing and reading.

Joined Valley County Health System: June 2009 and most recently, August 2015.

Robert J. Reilly, PA-C

robert_reillyEducation:
Platte Tech Community College - Associate of Science degree
University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Bachelor of Arts degree
Wichita State University - Bachelor of Science Physician's Assistant

Residency:
Rotations throughout Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado

Professional Affiliations: NCCPA certified, fellow member of the AAPA, NAPA and the Association of Family Practice Physician's Assistants.

Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Advanced Trauma Life Support

Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska.

Family: Wife, Marcia J. Reilly; sons, Christopher R. Reilly, Jaden Brickell, and Bentley Reilly; daughters, Morgan S. Reilly, Ashlyn Reilly, and Kaidence Reilly.

Hobbies and Interests: Fishing, hiking, woodworking, gardening, spending time with his children and occasionally, golfing.

Joined Valley County Health System: 2005

 

 

Employee Recognition

Gold Star Award

Dawn Sweesy

"Dawn Sweesy is a great asset to VCHS in the Acute and ER departments. She represents the core values every shift she works.

Ownership: Dawn takes ownership every shift to ensure that our patients receive the best care. She holds those around her to a standard, and she is an excellent advocate for the patients. As a charge nurse, she keeps the staff working together to provide high quality care.

Compassion: Dawn cares about her coworkers and patients. She has a desire to alleviate suffering and improve the health of every patient she works with.

Integrity: Dawn is great at the hard things. When having a dilemma with patient care, she is available to talk it through with you and help decide what is in the patient’s best interest. She encourages ethical behavior and expects follow through.

Respect: Dawn has an amazing sense of humor and is fun to work with because she treats all patients and coworkers with respect. Dawn’s leadership abilities encourage good working relationships and mutual respect.

Trust: Dawn exemplifies a reliable and responsible coworker. She has a large knowledge base and wealth of experience and is a good teacher. Dawn is available to help when problems arise and exudes trustworthiness with the patients." 

Congratulations, Dawn!


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