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Setlik, RN, named VCHS Employee of the Year


ORD, Neb. – Joy Setlik, RN, has been named the Valley County Health System (VCHS) Employee of the Year for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Setlik, an RN in Acute Care at VCHS, received the recognition because of her commitment to exemplifying the VCHS values of integrity, compassion, ownership, respect and trust and for going above and beyond in her work.

VCHS CEO Nancy Glaubke presented the award to Setlik at a ceremony at VCHS with coworkers, family and friends in attendance. Setlik was one of four VCHS Employee of the Quarter recipients during the last year, from which the VCHS Employee of the Year was voted on by VCHS employees and, Joy was ultimately chosen. In addition to receiving gift cards, ChamberBucks and a framed certificate, Setlik will represent VCHS at the Nebraska Hospital Association Caring Kind Awards Luncheon in La Vista, Neb., in October.

Setlik's nomination read:

“Integrity – Joy cares for her patients and her fellow co-workers in a calm, professional manner.  She is willing to teach a student nurse about emergency drugs by checking the crash cart with them.  She gently guides her patients to be safe and patiently questions them about their medications.

Compassion – Joy personifies compassion.  She is a patient advocate and always has the patient’s best interests in mind.  She comforts, encourages and empathizes with her patients.  She is quick to give a gentle pat on the hand or shoulder.  Her concern is genuine.

Ownership – Joy is willing to confront and follow-up on issues.  She completes orders, checks on her patients and encourages other nurses working with her to do the same.  She is an excellent charge nurse.  Joy is organized and professional.  She always does the right thing.

Respect – Joy treats others in a respectful manner.  Her happy energetic way makes others feel comfortable.  She brings out the best in others.

Trust – Joy is current in her knowledge and skills.  She speaks the truth.  She is reliable.  Her name is appropriate!  We always know it is going to be a good day when Joy is working!”

Other VCHS Employee of the Quarter award recipients for the last year included VCHS Health Information Manager Sara Ingram, Nutritional Services Assistant Rhonda Bredthauer and Heritage Therapist Macaela Haas.


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Pictured: VCHS CEO Nancy Glaubke, Acute Nurse Manager Amy Jackson, RN, Joy Setlik, RN, and CNO Vicki Bredthauer, RN, pictured at the VCHS Employee of the Year announcement.