Celebrating How Our Heroes Touch the Lives of Others

Vetter Health Services has been delivering quality care to seniors for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on providing quality living options and care to seniors throughout all of our 30 locations.

We celebrate the heroes that work for us and dedicate their lives in caring for others. Charles Devlin said it best in the following quote, “Every day thousands of unsung heroes bring CARING and compassion to the lives of millions. Their names are never featured in the headlines, but our world would be a much darker place without them.” We recognize each team member is one of those people. It is their passion and commitment to making a positive and, sometimes unnoticed, difference in people’s lives.

At Vetter Health Services, we believe the importance of making a positive difference in people’s lives. By treating others as the most important person in our life, sincerely caring, does change the view of long-term care.

“We are passionate about dispelling the old stereotypes attached to nursing homes and transforming people’s opinions of senior care and living,” says Vetter Health Services President Glenn Van Ekeren.

Vetter Health Services owns and/or manages 30 facilities in the Midwest with facilities in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Wyoming. Each care center’s administrator and team develop plans to continuously improve their services and facility with the support from the VHS network. Operating decisions are made locally to assure that each facility remains responsive to the needs of its residents and community.

About Vetter Health Services

  • Vetter Health Services, founded by Jack and Eldora Vetter in 1974, owns and operates 30 long-term care facilities, of which 23 are in Nebraska.
  • Vetter Health Services is as a national leader in providing beautiful, safe, comfortable and happy senior living centers. Each facility is built around the individual needs of residents and the community. Every aspect of care and operation is shaped by VHS’s mission, vision and values. Support and expertise are always available from administrators and team members who share Jack and Eldora Vetter’s heart for service and passion for excellence. Together, they are changing the view of long-term care for senior citizens.
  • The mission of Vetter Health Services is “Dignity in Life.” Vetter Health Services is well known for quality care. Over 3,500 team members continuously strive for improvement in all areas of service. Quality of Life, Quality Care, Excellent Teams, Outstanding Facilities, Quality Reputation, and Stewardship are simply expected. Serving, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence are our core values. It’s the Vetter Way.
  • The Vetter Foundation was formed in 1992 to support the various needs of Christian organizations serving the less fortunate, and to impact and improve the quality of education in health care.
  • In 2001 Jack Vetter was awarded the AHCA Friend of Quality Award (today known as the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award) by the American Health Care Association. It is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant national contribution to advancing quality performance in the long-term care field. Recipients must consistently advocate for quality approaches while demonstrating the ability to lead, develop, promote, and implement initiatives that improve quality of life.

Submitted By:
DaNita Naimoli
Marketing & Graphic Design
Vetter Health Services