Emergency Care and Ambulance Services
The Emergency Department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to handle any medical emergency 24/7.
Valley County Health System is designated as a Basic Level Trauma Center. This designation was earned on October 23, 2006. The role of a basic trauma center is to stabilize, prepare and transfer all patients with potentially life threatening injuries. With this level, VCHS is required to maintain certain continuing education for nursing and must have a nurse who has passed the trauma nursing core course available at all times.
Valley County Health System is also part of the Teletrauma system. Teletrauma is a way for our providers to consult with the Good Samaritan Trauma Center in real-time video and audio for care of our patients.
The Valley County Ambulance is an Advanced Life Support ambulance owned by Valley County and managed by Valley County Health System.
The ambulance is under the medical direction of Dr. Jennifer Bengston and direct supervision of Vicki Bredthauer, RN, DON. Paramedic Tammi Knutson is the Valley County Ambulance Manager.
The Valley County Ambulance Service employs three full-time paramedics, one part-time paramedic, and eight EMT's.
The Ambulance Service is available for BLS/ALS transports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Valley County Ambulance has nearly 200 transports each year. Most transports are to Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha.
Gold Star Award
Patty Walkup & Sue Walkup
"When you think about two people who go above and beyond, take ownership, show compassion, and put others first, Patty & Sue come to mind.
These two amazing ladies are like two “peas in a pod,“ and it is hard not to recognize one without the other (both literally and figuratively.) They are both very dependable and reliable and will help out in a moment’s notice if they are able, including being willing to work the holiday shifts.
They are the friendly voice on the phone and the smile at the front desk, and they are always willing to help with whatever project is given to them.
In addition, they have personally taken on the task of making special, seasonal pens for the front desk. Talk about great conversation starters with these pens!
We are very lucky and blessed to have these two wonderful women working for VCHS.
Congratulations, and well deserved Patty and Sue!
Congratulations, Patty & Sue!