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VSL Named one of the Nation’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services & Ranked Nationally for Customer and Employee Approval

Vetter Senior Living has once again been recognized by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The Great Place to Work® Institute surveyed more than 230,000 Senior Care employees from across the nation to create the second annual Best Workplaces in Aging Services List. According to […]

Vetter Health Services: Nurse Leadership Orientation

The Clinical Coordinators were pleased to host a Nurse Leadership Orientation at the home office on September 10 through September 12th. Some of the roles of the Twenty-two Leadership Nurses who attended this orientation were Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinators as well as leadership nurses who oversee Infection Prevention, Restorative […]

Home Office: CRC’s Go On The Road For PDPM Training With VHS MDS/Care Plan Coordinators

On September 10-12th, the Clinical Reimbursement Coordinators at VHS took their message about PDPM on the road to the MDS and Care Plan Coordinators. PDPM is a new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities. Our stops included Linden Court in North Platte, Brookestone Acres in Columbus and Brookestone Meadows in Elkhorn. We had 100% […]

Vetter Health Services: Director’s of Nursing (DON) Conference

On August 13-15th, the Clinical Coordinators at VSL were honored to host the fine DON’s of our facilities. We covered many topics during our time together including special topics of PDPM, Risk Management, Survey Readiness/Management, Compassionate Accountability, and People Development. For the 3rd year, we invited 6 of our Quality Partners to come in and […]

Gering, NE: World Class “WOW” Celebration

Heritage Estates celebrated a milestone achievement by logging more than 200,000 workforce hours without an injury. In recognition of this achievement a team from Vetter Senior Living (located in Omaha, Nebraska) traveled to Heritage Estates to host a barbeque meal for the Heritage Estates Team. Grilled steak and chicken were on the menu along with […]

Iowa Falls, IA: Make My Day!

MAKE MY DAY !! It’s always nice to do good things for others. We recently put our hands to work to fill the hearts of others with love. We made May Baskets for the staff in appreciation for all they do at Heritage Care Center. The May Baskets required some “stitches” and fun with colors. […]

Vetter Health Services awarded 2019 Best Places to Work in Omaha

Vetter Health Services (VHS) is honored to once again be recognized as one of the best Places to Work in Omaha. The competition measures levels of employee engagement and satisfaction through an online survey. VHS is a repeat winner of the award, having been a recipient seven times since 2008. “This recognition confirms what we […]

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When Caregivers Need a Hand – Vetter Teams Respond

Less than a month ago three skilled nursing facilities in Paradise, California were destroyed by the massive wildfire known as the ‘Camp Fire’. Imagine evacuating residents from your facility and at the same time knowing your own home is burning to the ground. Thanks to the selfless commitment of those team members, residents were evacuated […]

PDC Conference a “Reunion to Remember”

People Development Coordinators from across the Vetter Senior Living family gathered for their annual conference at the home office. It was two days filled with learning, networking and sharing laughs together. The agenda included sharing ideas for recruiting and retaining team members, celebrating strengths, the latest on company benefits, an overview of company finances, and […]

VSL Named one of the Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Earlier this year our 3,200+ team members were encouraged to take an anonymous survey from Great Place to Work. We just learned Vetter Senior Living is nationally ranked in the top 20 Best Workplaces for Aging Services! We are thrilled and honored with this recognition! Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have named Vetter Senior […]

Elkhorn, NE: Road Trip! Office Manager & Payroll Conference 2018

It had been 3 long years since the Financial Services Team welcomed our facility Office Managers and Payroll Coordinators to the Home Office. In the last three years, these roles faced many new challenges from PCC conversion, ADP conversion, Medicare and insurance changes, and most recently, the move into Non-Profit as Vetter Senior Living. We […]

Elkhorn, NE: Home Office Life Enrichment Conference Success!!

Wow!!! What a couple great days spent building relationships, learning best practices, empathy training related to BUDDIES FOREVER, and celebrating each other’s success. We laughed, we cried, we learned, we got motivated!! Thank you to everyone for attending and for all the communities for your support with Life Enrichment and enhancing the quality of life […]

Elkhorn, NE: VHS Receives Omaha Best Places to Work Award

Vetter Health Services team members proudly cheered as company president Glenn Van Ekeren accepted the Best Places to Work in Omaha award. The award was presented during the Best Places to Work award luncheon on May 24. VHS has consistently placed in the top five since first participating in the survey ten years ago and […]

Pyramid of Peanut Butter to help COPE

A pyramid of peanut butter was constructed by the Home Office team recently as part of the International Day of Happiness celebration. We were happy to contribute the jars of PB to a local food pantry run by COPE, the Christian Outreach Program – Elkhorn. Jim Tomanek, COPE Executive Director, accepted the donation and posed […]

VHS one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Omaha!

Vetter Health Services has once again been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha! The Best Places to Work in Omaha® initiative measures levels of employee engagement through an online survey. Created by Baird Holm LLP, the survey is administered and feedback is provided by Quantum Workplace. VHS has consistently ranked […]

Brian Stuhr Promoted to Chief Financial Officer

Brian Stuhr has been named Chief Financial Officer for Vetter Health Services (VHS). In his new role, Stuhr will serve on the VHS Leadership Team, guide the company’s overall strategic plans and development and will execute the financial strategy and ensure full transparency over the financial performance of the company. Brian will also continue to […]

Donated VHS Van Means More Freedom for Blair Man

The gift of added mobility arrived in the driveway of a Blair, Nebraska man thanks to Mobility for Humanity and a van donated by Vetter Health Services.   Brad Shanahan was paralyzed from a fall last year and needs a wheelchair to get around. In an interview with the Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise, Shanahan […]

Elkhorn, NE: Solar Eclipse at the Home Office

The Home Office pauses to observe history in the making.  Thanks to all of the team members who made it a safe and memorable day for the residents they serve.  This is a bright example of our vision to create Quality Life! Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, […]

Home Office: Residents at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center Hear From Their State Senator

Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center was proud to receive a visit from State Senator Mark Kolterman and his wife Suzanne, and help facilitate a conversation with residents. Senator Kolterman, whose district includes Seward and York,visited with residents and shared his view on the recently ended session of the Nebraska Legislature, “We had a productive session, […]

Home Office: Everyone Wins at 17th Annual Vetter Foundation Golf Classic

The 2017 Vetter Foundation Golf Classic is now history – for 17 fabulous years, the Vetter Foundation has been privileged to host the event. This year, more than 200 golfers and 100 volunteers converged on the Iron Horse Golf Club in Ashland, Nebraska. It was a day filled with fun, fellowship, and golf. As Glenn […]

Elkhorn, NE: Leadership For Life

May 10, 2107 “Joe Sturgeon and Karen Zelensky Graduate from Leadership For Life” May 10, 2017 was a special day for the VHS family as we watched Joe Sturgeon, Network Administrator at Vetter Health Services and Karen Zelensky, Director of Nursing at Brookestone Village, graduate from Leadership for Life.  Leadership for Life is a unique […]

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 […]

Home Office: Vetter Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunity

The Neosho County Community College Mary Grimes School of Nursing, Garnett, Kansas, was recently notified of a scholarship opportunity made possible through the efforts of the Vetter Foundation in memory of an employee, the late Jon Covault. The scholarships, given to four nursing students, were funded by memorial money donated to The Vetter Foundation by […]

Elkhorn, NE: Family Serving Family

Sometimes it takes more than a village to achieve a task. This past week, the team at Rose Lane Home experienced some personal events that required them to take time from the community. I asked the Health Informatics Managers from Tiffany Square in Grand Island and in Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE to step […]

Elkhorn, NE: Vetter Health Services Celebrates Life Enrichment Professionals for Dedication to Quality Life

John Wooden once said, “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” Life Enrichment Professionals are true believers in the words of John Wooden, and each day work on helping older adults overcome barriers to functional recreation, leisure, and social engagement. These talented VHS team members are being celebrated […]

Van Donation Changes Family’s Life

“Dignity in Life” came in the form of a refurbished ramp van for a ten-year-old girl and her family thanks to a donation from Vetter Health Services and Mobility for Humanity. Todd Vetter, VHS executive assistant, had the honor of presenting the van to Karin Ridgeway, the young girl’s mother, on January 24. According to […]

Elkhorn, NE: Merry Christmas


Team: We are returning from two days in Branson where we enjoyed time with dear friends, Jerry and Joy, exploring Silver Dollar City, wondered at the Christmas light drive-through at Shepherd of the Hills and  enjoyed the amenities of Chateau on the Lake, a gift to us compliments of Africa’s Hope.    This trip was wrapped […]

A Fond Farewell and New Beginnings for the Financial Services Team

When the ball drops, the confetti settles, and 2016 is officially in the books, Joani Schelm, Chief Financial Officer will retire from her position with Vetter Health Services – drawing her 18 years of service to a close.  Joani joined the VHS Family as the Corporate Treasurer in September 1998 when Eldora Vetter announced she […]

Golden Heights Becomes Parkview Heights

Thirty years ago Jack Vetter took ownership of Golden Heights Living Center. Jack and the VHS team saw potential in the small, vacant building with an out-dated interior and traditional nursing home layout. Because of their vision and hard work a large, modern skilled nursing and rehabilitation center serves the community of Garnett, Kansas with […]

Home Office: Brookestone View Ribbon Cutting and Open House

On Thursday, October 27, only fourteen months after breaking ground, hundreds of areas residents streamed through the doors to tour the new Brookestone View skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Broken Bow, Nebraska. The open house and ribbon cutting ceremony provided area residents, and families of loved ones who will be residing there, the opportunity […]

Home Office: Broken Bow, NE: Teamwork is the Key to putting the “View” in Brookestone View

The VHS Home Office set up team has begun work at Brookestone View this week in Broken Bow. Carole Engelmann is the set up coordinator for this project. She has done an outstanding job of coordinating the deliveries and the manpower necessary for all the installation work. Carole expressed her gratitude in saying, “this was […]

Katie Frederick 2016 Nebraska Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

Katie Frederick, Administrator at Heritage of Bel Air in Norfolk, NE has been named Administrator of the Year by the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA). Frederick accepted the award at the NNFA/NALA Awards Banquet held on September 21. The Award recognizes Administrators for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of Nebraska’s nursing facility residents. During […]

Elkhorn, NE: Vetter Health Services – Bright Star Awards!

The In the Loop Team is happy to announce the 2016 Bright Star Awards winners for each community based on the World Class stories they wrote to share with the world on In the Loop. The awards were announced at the annual Fall Conference and presented to administrators in attendance. In the Loop is the […]

Home Office: Team Members Impressed with Convoy of Hope Tour

Members of the Vetter Health Services team attending the VHS Fall Conference in Branson, Missouri were treated to a warm reception and eye-opening tour of one of the larger organizations supported by the Vetter Foundation, Convoy of Hope, located in Springfield, Missouri. Convoy of Hope works with churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to […]

Home Office: Vetter Foundation Supports Bringing a Story of Family, Love, and The Impact of Dementia in the Movie It Snows All The Time

Erich Hover, originally from Omaha approached the Vetter Foundation a couple of years ago and shared his passion for getting his family’s story shared on the silver screen. Erich’s father, Ed was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia at age 58. Frontotemporal dementia significantly impacts social behavior and emotions. There are also major deficits in expressive and […]

Home Office: In the Dry

Construction is progressing despite cold weather, snow and blowing winds in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Brookestone View is “in the dry” as of the middle of February. What does that mean? All the wall and roof framing is complete. All the wall and roof sheathing has been installed. All the windows have been installed…thus, we are […]

Home Office: Best Place to Work 2016

Survey determines Vetter Health Services 2016 Best Places to Work in Omaha® Omaha, Nebraska, February 19, 2016— Best Places to Work in Omaha survey founder, Baird Holm LLP, along with program sponsor, The Greater Omaha Chamber, are announcing – and applauding – the two-tiered slate of 2016 winners. Companies with 25 to 200 employees: 1. Prime […]

Vetter Health Services Recognized as one of Best Omaha Workplaces

By Howard K. Marcus / World-Herald staff writer A workforce of people who are satisfied with their jobs is the goal for local companies. These workers, known as engaged employees, typically trust their co-workers, feel the company’s goals are aligned with their own and believe they are part of a team that works well. Top […]

Elkhorn, NE: Valentine Surprise

The office was a buzz with commotion, a note on the master calendar said a “surprise visit.” Who could it be? What could it be? As a Valentine Surprise, from our quality partner, Lynn McCormack from Identity Marketing treated the Vetter Health Services Home Office to a serenade by a singing barbershop quartet. Along with […]

Elkhorn, NE: Building More Than a Home

During the last week in January, a VHS team of eight embarked on a remarkable journey to make a difference in the lives of one family in San Luis, Mexico. For Vicki and Carlos and their children, Yessica (15), Carlos (13), Ezau (12) and Ebein (2), the word “home” has taken on a new meaning. […]

Elkhorn, NE: Vetter Health Services Celebrates Recreational Therapy Month!

Vetter Health Services (VHS) is proud to honor our Recreational Therapists, and Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialists in the month of February. These professionals are skilled in the provision of recreation and leisure as treatment to help individuals achieve and maintain the highest practicable level of well-being. Porter and Burlingame (2006) define recreation as activity; leisure […]

Elkhorn, NE: Shari Terry is Promoted to Chief Quality Officer for Vetter Health Services

Shari Terry

Elkhorn, NE – Glenn Van Ekeren, President of Vetter Health Services (VHS), announced that Shari Terry has been promoted as the Chief Quality Officer. The Chief Quality Officer serves on the VHS leadership team that guides the company’s overall strategic plans and development. This key role will ensure all VHS policies, processes and procedures flow […]

Home Office: Home Office Team and PEP Club Get Into the Holiday Mode with Christmas Spirit Week

The holiday fun started on Monday, December 14th with CHRISTMAS HEAD GEAR or ELF YOURSELF, most of us even found out what our “Elf Names” were too! On Tuesday many people show to show their “bling” side of things by ACCESSORIZING THEMSELVES (Ties, Earrings, Scarves, Broche)! Wednesday, December 16th was a very creative tribute to […]

Home Office: It Was Truly an Inspirational Day – Repurposing Can Be the Greater Blessing

Todd Vetter writes – still overcome by a wonderful experience. Todd is the Executive Assistant to VHS and a member of the board of Mobility for Humanity, the philanthropic company for Mark Zack’s company Mobility Motoring. Mark is a very special friend and a Vetter Health Services Quality Partner who equips our facility resident vans […]

Home Office: Vetter Health Services Team Giving Back

The Food Basket Program through the Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce works to provide over 400 food baskets to those in need in Western Douglas County during the holidays so everyone can have a holiday meal. Contact is made with area schools to help with food donations and letters are mailed out to ask […]

Home Office: Southlake Village Honored by It’s Never 2 Late for Interdisciplinary Engagement Using Technology

Jack York, Founder and CEO of It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), a Colorado based company dedicated to providing dignity through technology to seniors was moved by a recent story he observed on the VHS In The Loop Website. iN2L sponsored a contest for communities to submit their best stories of how the iN2L computer systems […]

Home Office: Golden Heights Honored For Sharing Gift of Music By It’s Never 2 Late

Jack York, Founder and CEO of It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L), a Colorado based company dedicated to providing dignity through technology to seniors was moved by a recent story he observed on the VHS In The Loop Website. iN2L sponsored a contest for communities to submit their best stories of how the iN2L computer systems […]

Home Office: Changing the View of Long Term Care through Political Advocacy

The representative for Nebraska’s 2nd District, Congressman Brad Ashford visited with constituents in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday September 5, 2015. The event titled, “Coffee with your Congressman” provided a venue for Omaha citizens to share about issues and legislation of interest. Cameo Rogers, CTRS, Life Enrichment Coordinator for Vetter Health Services attended the event to […]

Lincoln, NE: Remembering Mr. Jerome (Jerry) Milder

This is a reflection to the passing of a friend who was a significant part of our Sumner Place history. Jerome (Jerry) Milder passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at the age of 98. Somewhere in the year 1984 Jerry Milder placed a call to Jack Vetter. They scheduled a time to have conversation. Jerry […]

Elkhorn, NE: “The Heart Of Our Child Is Always Within Us”

This is certainly reflected in the latest bronze in Jack and Eldora’s collection that arches the bridge in front of the Vetter Health Services Home Office. “I saw this bronze and it moved me,” said Jack. “I don’t purchase art unless it has an impact on me personally. Eldora and I enjoy children. We always […]