Admissions

Because your time is valuable we want to ensure your admission to Valley County Health System is comprehensive and prompt. Any information provided before your admission helps in the overall process. Many of these items we request you bring prior to admission are required by government agencies. Whether you will be an inpatient (staying overnight) or an outpatient (going home the same day as services are provided) you will need to complete the admission process and provide appropriate documentation.

Below is a list of required items for admission to the hospital:

• Photo ID (e.g. drivers license)

• Names of physicians (the name of the medical provider requesting services and your personal healthcare provider if different from the one requesting services)

• Current insurance card(s)

• Medicare and/or Medcaid cards

       Medicaid Share of Cost form, if on Medicaid

• Advance Directives (one or both of the following)

       Power of Attorney for Health Care

       Living Will

• Guarantor (person responsible for payment of services) information

       Date of birth

       Social Security number

       Employer (name, address, phone numbers)

       Emergency contacts (name, address, phone numbers)

Please report to the front desk of the hospital for all registrations except for emergencies.

Upon arrival you will be seated in a registration booth, staff will verify your appointment, review your demographics, advise you of the Privacy Policy and acquire a written consent to treat you.

It is the policy of Valley County Health System to utilize armbands to identify patients who are present for hospital services.  An armband must be worn by all patients who have been admitted for services, including emergency room, inpatient, swing bed and all outpatient services.

Registration office hours are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday  from 8 a.m. to 12 pm.  Admissions after hours are done by acute care staff. If you have any questions, or for more information please call 308.728.4200.

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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