VCHS Child Development Committee

Valley County Health System Child Development Committee is made up of parents, educators, and professionals who are concerned about the developmental needs of young children in Valley County.

The mission of the VCHS Child Development Committee is to make a positive difference in the lives of young children in Valley County by providing education to parents about their child’s growth and development, promote early childhood health, reduce neglect and abuse, and assure that children arrive at school ready for success.

Educational topics include:

  • Promoting early childhood health
  • Reducing child abuse and neglect
  • Assuring children arrive at school ready for success

To view scientific material on childhood development, click the links below.

To learn about the Storytime program, click here. To register for the Storytime program, click here.

For more information, view the Child Development Committee Brochure or call 308.728.3011.

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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