“Thanks to Valley County Health System, I’m walking pain free since 2014. After 20 years of knee pain, my doctor said I didn’t have one good leg to stand on, so I decided to get bilateral knee replacements. Luckily, a short stay at the Valley County Health System Swing Bed Unit – receiving therapy three times a day – was all I needed to get back to working on the farm.”
“As a housekeeper and transportation driver for Valley County Health System, I depend on the use of both my arms. That’s why I turned to Valley County Health System to help me recover quickly from a fractured arm. Because of Valley County Health System, I was able to get back to working in my garden!”
“When I fell off a ladder and shattered my knee, I was hospital-bound for a month. I’m glad I chose the Swing Bed unit at Valley County Health System for the long recovery. The nurses and therapists I worked with became like extended family, and they helped me progress from needing a wheelchair to a cane to walking on my own again. Because of Valley County Health System, I can still keep up with my pets!”
“Having a sick toddler is hard enough, but when it happens on Christmas Eve, it’s even more difficult. Fortunately, we only had to drive across town to get the expert emergency care and follow-up treatments my daughter needed. Thanks to Valley County Health System, my family was able to spend the holidays at home.”
“With my autoimmune disorder, I need plasma infusions every three weeks to reduce muscle pain and fatigue. I’m on my fifth year of this. At first, I was driving and hour and a half away from my home in Ord to receive treatments. But then, I learned I could go to Valley County Health System instead. With Valley County Health System, I am cared for close to home.”
“Two years ago, I went to the Valley County Health System emergency room thinking I had appendicitis. The next thing I knew, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Luckily, I was able to have my chemotherapy treatments and follow-up care right here in Ord, saving me hours of travel time and allowing me more time to spend with my son.”
“It all started in 2012 when the side effects of West Nile Virus began weakening my legs. Then, it was a broken hip and heart surgery. No matter if I needed an MRI, physical therapy or cardiac rehab, Valley County Health System was there for me every step of the way. With Valley County Health System, I’ve been able to beat every health obstacle that’s come my way.”
Gold Star Award
Cheryl Sinkler - Laundry/Housekeeping
Cheryl Sinkler has worked for VCHS for almost 21 years. During this time, she has been part of our laundry department, as well as helped with housekeeping at our Burwell Clinic. You know that the job will be done on time, and done right, when Cheryl is working. She takes pride in what she does and does so in a caring and professional manner. Cheryl is one of those people you meet in the hall and know she will say hello to you by name.
Cheryl exceeds expectations as she keeps laundry services going for both the hospital and Valley View Living Center, as well as ensures the Burwell Clinic is cleaned with the utmost care.
Starting her laundry shift at 5:00 a.m., Cheryl regularly returns to clean the Burwell Clinic at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays.
We sometimes take for granted the little things, such as clean linens, towels, etc. Hospital patients, however, appreciate clean bedding, towels, etc., and knowing Cheryl is on the job, means that this small comfort of home is always taken care of in the most professional manner.
Cheryl is well respected by her fellow employees and is a role model in her hard working and positive attitude and the way she carries out her work at all times.
DEDICATED, PROFESSIONAL, KIND, and HARD WORKING are just a few words to describe what a special lady Cheryl is and how deserving she is of being recognized as a Gold Star!
Congratulations, Cheryl! You are a Gold Star!