Visitors are welcome to our facility at anytime. The front doors lock at 8 pm. However, you can visit a patient after that time by entering through the Emergency Room doors on the east side of the building. Press the red button on the wall inside the first set of doors and the nursing staff can let you in.
The Courtyard Grille is open for public dining 7 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday. It is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are provided to a caregiver or family member staying around the clock with a patient. Guest trays are also available upon request.
Coffee, tea, and water are available 24 hours a day in the Courtyard Grille.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.
Valley County Health System's hospital provides free wireless guest internet service.
Mail and packages will be delivered to you by a hospital employee. Patient mail received after discharge will be forwarded to the patient’s home. Outgoing mail may be given to a nurse. Postage stamps are available at the front registration desk.
Flowers and balloons are delivered to patient rooms by an employee.
Our facility features a beautiful chapel. It is located along the Main corridor just past the Courtyard Grille. Guests are welcome to spend time in this peaceful and relaxing environment.
Telephones are provided in all patient rooms. To place a local call, dial 9 and then the number.
The courteous use of cell phones by patients and visitors is permitted through the entire facility.
Televisions are provided free of charge in each patient room. Please be considerate of others and keep the TV volume down. The sets are controlled by the pillow speaker which may be clipped to your bed or by controls located on the side rail panel.
Televisions are also located in the waiting rooms of the Medical Clinic, Specialty Clinic, Surgery and Emergency departments.
Electrical appliances such as hair dryers, electric razors, portable heaters, computers and other devices must be inspected for safety by our maintenance department.
We periodically conduct fire drills. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In the event of an actual emergency, you will be notified by hospital staff.
If you have valuables such as jewelry or cash, please give them to a relative or friend to take care of during your stay. Contact lenses, eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures should be stored in your bedside stand when not in use. Please don’t put them on your bed or food tray – they may be damaged or lost. Valley County Health System cannot be responsible for replacement of personal belongings.
Gold Star Award
"Julie Thiel has been a valued team member of VCHS for more than 15 years!
She helps Acute, Specialty Clinic, Surgery, and is a certified central sterile supply technician, as well as a certified instrument specialist. Julie goes wherever she can to assist others. She never complains about getting redirected at a moment's notice for urgent tasks. She researches OR instruments for purchase and ensures they are all kept in excellent condition. Julie works in the OR, cleans, wraps, and sterilizes the instruments. She also handles the instruments for the entire health system. We would be lost with out her.
Julie takes pride in her work and it shows. Our surgeons love working with her; even though she only sees most of them a few times a month, she is always one step ahead of them. Julie is kind, compassionate, and dependable. Thank you for all your hard work Julie!"