Omaha, NE: Celebrating 20 Years of Service

The Brookstone Village team celebrates Marta for 20 years of employment! Marta has always embraced all of Vetter Senior Living’s mission, visions, and values but specifically the value of “serving” our residents. Her dedication to residents and “yes I can” attitude has never wavered. Marta is an essential part of Brookestone Village’s success and we […]

Garnett, KS: Quality Award Celebration

It was time to celebrate receiving the ACHA Quality Care Silver Award! Excellent Teams We will select and develop team members who radiate warmth, compassion, and respect while skillfully performing their duties. Submitted by Carol Barnes, People Development Coordinator Parkview Heights, Garnett, Kansas

Seward, NE: One Year Injury Free

January 14, 2020 Ridgewood was able to celebrate their injury free year. Excellent teams does not only mean radiating warmth, compassion and respect, but also being safe. Ridgewood team members have been able to earn being injury due to people being on their “A” game in taking care of residents and others by being safe […]

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 […]

Lake City, Iowa: A Career of Dedication in the Dietary Department

Recently Shady Oaks congratulated Dietary Manager, Minnie Huster for her 45 years of service. Minnie began her career on August 13, 1973. She was hired as a dietary aide. By 1979 Minnie assumed the managerial responsibilities of the dietary department when her supervisor retired. In addition to her work experience, Minnie completed a 90-hour food […]

Lake City, IA: Team Member Receives Honor

Shady Oaks is proud to announce that Elyse Schroeder, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), recently was awarded, from the Vetter Foundation, a $1000 scholarship to be used towards her nursing degree at Iowa Central Community College. She was chosen, among several applicants, by the committee for the number of hours that […]

Broken Bow, NE: Brookestone View Celebrating One Year Injury Free

The employees of Brookestone View celebrated their one year injury free achievement on Wednesday January 30, 2019! Brookestone View currently has over 80 team members, and we are so proud to have each of our team members dedicated in providing a safe work environment each and every day. We were also excited to welcome many […]

Papillion, NE: Papillion Manor Celebrating Best Places to Work!

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Papillion Manor celebrated Vetter Senior Living being named one of the Best Workplaces for Aging Services by Great Places to Work. Employees, residents and guests were able to choose from coffee, hot chocolate or hot cider with many topping choices. While they enjoyed their hot beverage the video announcing Vetter Senior Living’s award was played […]

Lake City, IA: Celebrating 50 Year’s of Excellence

 Shady Oaks Nursing Home hosted an open house Monday, September 2nd, 1968. On Tuesday, September 3rd, 1968 Shady Oaks welcomed their very first resident. We were ecstatic to open our doors and celebrate our 50th Anniversary with the community Sunday, September 23rd, 2018. Familiar faces were greeted at the door by Public Relations Coordinator, Brittany […]

Norfolk, NE: Tami Suing Recipient of the Health Care Hero

Tami Suing, Restorative Coordinator, at Heritage of Bel-Air was the 2018 recipient of the Nebraska Nursing Facilities Association’s Health Care Hero award. She received recognition at the 2018 Fall Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska on September 19, 2018. Tami started at Heritage of Bel-Air over a year ago and has built an amazing restorative program for […]

Lincoln, NE: Sumner Place Celebrates 200,000 hours, 1 Year Injury Free!

Sumner Place Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation has been recognized for going 200,000+ hours, over 365 days, injury free! With approximately 140 team members at Sumner Place, this is a very difficult accomplishment. “This did not happen by chance, we do things with intention,” stated Larry Van Hunnik, Administrator at Sumner Place. On March 1st Sumner […]

Alliance, NE: Crossing the 20 Year Bridge

Finding a team member at any job for more than 20 years is a unique find. Highland Park Care Center would like to celebrate the milestone of having not one, but two. Debi Lindburg and Dee Dee Behm have each made Highland Park more than a home for over 20 years. While technically they are […]

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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 […]

Omaha, NE: Brittany Southall

Congratulations to Brittany Southall, Vetter Senior Living’s (VSL) scholarship award recipient for last semester. The VSL Academic Committee for Excellence selected Brittany to receive this honor from many qualified applicants and Brookestone Village is proud to announce that she has been awarded a $1000 scholarship from Vetter Senior Living. Brittany is currently taking classes at […]

Elkhorn, NE: Brookestone Meadows Receives the Bronze Award

Brookestone Meadows was honored to receive the 2017 American Healthcare Association’s Bronze Commitment to Quality award. The Bronze Award is a National award given to facilities that show a commitment to the pursuit of outstanding health care outcomes. As described by the AHCA , “Bronze recipients are recognized for having made the first step on […]

Elkhorn, NE: 10,000!

Time flies when you are having fun. It also flies when you are admitting 80 – 100 patients every month! Wednesday December 20, 2017 Brookestone Meadows welcomed our 10,000th patient. The countdown began early in 2017 as we projected that our 10,000th patient would arrive close to our 10 Year Anniversary on November 5th. We […]

Home Office: Brenda Ewers-Nordhues Awarded NE Nursing Home Administrator of the Year

Brenda Ewers-Nordhues, Administrator at Brookefield Park in Saint Paul, NE has been named Administrator of the Year by the Nebraska Nursing Facility Association (NNFA). The Award recognizes Administrators for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of Nebraska’s nursing facility residents. Brenda accepted the award at the NNFA/NALA Awards Banquet held on September 20 in Lincoln. During the […]

Springfield, MO: Family Feud: Community Members vs. Team Members

Creekside at Elfindale uses iN2L to reinforce community member to staff relationships. We have recently started playing Family Feud: Community Members vs Team Members. This one hour competition impacts quality of life by encouraging communication, cooperation, thinking skills, and–most importantly–laughter between generations. This is an event both team members and community members have come to […]

Lake City, IA: Shady Oaks Celebrates One Year Injury Free!

“Healthcare workers can be at risk when it comes to work place injuries,” commented Vetter Health Services Safety Coordinator Ed Remm. His remarks were made during an event at Shady Oaks Care Center on Thursday to honor the team for reaching the mark of one-year injury free. Shady Oaks Care Center is deeply committed to the […]

Alliance, NE: Safety Culture Thriving in Alliance

Highland Park Care Center team members were honored to be served by Home Office personnel during our Injury Free Celebration recently. At this time, Highland Park Care Center was 452 days injury free, a feat difficult to attain unless there is a committed and genuine team member culture of caring for, and respect for, each […]

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 […]

New Skilled Rehabilitation Center Open at Linden Court in North Platte

Vetter Health Services and the team at Linden Court are pleased to announce the opening of the new rehabilitation center designed specifically for people needing short-term rehabilitation. The 25,600 square feet addition includes twenty-four private rooms, an innovative therapy gym, dedicated dining venues, a culinary center specific to rehabilitation, bathing spa and a protected courtyard […]

Wahoo, NE: New Therapy Gym Officially Opens!

A ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the new Therapy Gym at South Haven in May. Jack and Eldora Vetter joined us for the big event! The 3,600 square foot therapy gym opened ahead of schedule to the delight of all. In addition to typical equipment, the gym includes a residential-style kitchen with working appliances, washer […]

Wahoo, NE: An Amazing 30 Years With Vetter Health Services!

Recently Michele Kapple, aka Bugs, was honored with a party for her 30 years with Vetter Health Services. An excellent team member, she is a great example of the Vetter’s Mission, Vision and Values way. She treats the residents as family and always has a “Yes, I Can” attitude. Bugs started as a CNA and […]

Wahoo, NE: 104 And Going Strong!

South Haven Living Center helped a very special lady, Irene Marshall, celebrate her 104th birthday! She enjoyed a “big chunk” of cake with “lots of frosting” per her request. Irene’s grandson joined her for the party. She shared pictures of her life and family with her South Haven friends. A lively and spirited lady, Irene […]

Springfield, MO: Creekside Celebrates 1000 Days Injury Free

No dark days for Creekside at Elfindale Retirement Community, we celebrated 1000 days injury free on Tuesday, March 29th. This team realizes it takes Team Work to focus on this exceptional goal. In our weekly meeting we discuss how to stay safe in the work place and all agree it needs to stay top-of-mind with […]

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: Incredible Quilt

I carefully removed the tissue paper from the package. Each layer I removed revealed more of the incredible quilt that was held inside. Fully draped, it was exquisite. VHS Dignity in Life was the center with carefully stitched beams radiating from it. An awesome piece for the One Child Matters Auction. I determined, along with […]

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 […]

Emerson, NE: Vetter Health Services Announces

Jack Vetter, Chairman of the Board and Owner of Vetter Health Services (VHS) in Elkhorn, Nebraska, released the names of 4 VHS care centers that have earned a 2015 World Class Quality Award. The awards are the first of three distinctions possible through the VHS World Class Quality Award program, which honors its care centers […]

Gering, NE: An Accomplishment Worth Celebrating!

In honor of receiving a Quality Award from the American Health Care Association Heritage Estates held a special celebration on November 17th. A reception was held to honor the staff and thank them for their dedication to improving the lives of our residents through quality care. During the reception, a plaque was presented by Michelle […]

Loup City, NE: Rose Lane Award Time

Rose Lane residents and staff were honored to be presented with not one, but two awards by Owner Jack Vetter and the VHS clinical support team of Tami Smith, Michelle Wallace and Rhonda Schmeits. Rose Lane was awarded the bronze quality award from the American Healthcare Association as well as the VHS World Class bronze […]

Springfield, MO: Bronze Award

​The first step in the National Quality Award Program is the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award. The goal of this award level is to provide applicants with the tools and resources they need for continuous performance improvement. Through the Bronze criteria, based on the Organizational Profile section of the Baldrige Health Care Criteria for […]

Seward, NE: Ridgewood Team Member Mary Buls Retires!

Ridgewood celebrated with one of our team members Mary Buls on her retirement. Mary has worked at Ridgewood for 14 years in the Laundry department. Her co-workers and supervisor describe her as dedicated, loyal, and always striving for Quality of Life for our residents. Some of her team members created a gift from all of […]

Springfield, MO: Creekside at Elfindale Celebrates Two Years Injury Free

With the amazing team and their dedication to safety, Creekside at Elfindale celebrated two years injury free on July 2nd. On Wednesday, July 29th Jack Vetter and a team from Vetter Health Services came to Creekside to show their appreciation of this great achievement by preparing a delicious lunch of; steak, chicken and shrimp grilled […]

Lincoln, NE: Southlake Village Celebrates Four Years of Caring

Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center celebrates its four year anniversary on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Southlake Village Rehabilitation and Care Center opened its doors in 2011 with the mission to provide the citizens of Lincoln and the surrounding communities with a state-of-the-art facility where they could rehabilitate and/or live while receiving world class care […]

Geneva, NE: 1 Year Injury Free Party

Wednesday June 17th we had our 1 Year Injury Free party at Heritage Crossings. Home office came down to Geneva and gave us a real treat. They started up the grill mid-afternoon and grilled chicken breasts and fillet mignon, they also served dinner rolls, cocktail shrimp, coleslaw, and green bean almondine, and your choice of […]

Fairbury, NE: 3 Years Injury Free

Heritage Care Center recently celebrated 3 years injury free! On Wednesday, June 3rd home office staff came and treated us to a fabulous meal and dessert. Our staff proudly showed off their shirts that stated “Keep calm and carry on safely”! Staff was able to choose between yellow and orange and our safety team chose […]

Alliance, NE: A Well Deserved Retirement

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off”. – Abe Lemons This is the cross that our MDS coordinator, Marj Guernsey, will now have to bear as she ends the nursing chapter of her life. What began over twenty years ago as a charge nurse developed into an ADON position and […]

Omaha, NE: Brookestone Village Community Team Members Recognized at Nebraska Health Care Association Awards


Brookestone Village Life Enrichment Team Members were honored to accept the 2014 Nebraska Nursing Facility Association’s National Nursing Home Week Programming Award for events and programs they coordinated and facilitated. The 2014 National Nursing Home Week was, “Living the Aloha Spirit,” with a focus on implementing programs and groups related to some wonderful Hawaiian values […]

Emerson, NE: Nurse Completes Geriatric Nursing Training and Passes Boards


Fran Knapp, RN/BC , Heritage of Emerson Fran completed her geriatric Nurse training and passed her board testing. This is a national accreditation. Less then 1% of nurses across the country are certified in the care of our elderly. The training specifically targets the challenges we have for the care of our elderly. It focuses […]

Hooper, NE: Hooper Care Center Celebrates 2 Years Injury Free!!


February 26 was the day for Hooper Care Center’s 2 Year Injury Free Celebration. I’m sure the winner of the short straw got the pleasure to grill in the sub zero temps we had that day. Even with the chill in the air the grilling was awesome and staff enjoyed the fantastic feast. Forty three […]

Liberal, KS: One Year Injury Free


Wheatridge Park Care Center celebrated one year injury free very recently. Ed Remm and Mitch Elliot along with Chris Pokorny came all the way down to the Southwest Corner of Kansas to help us celebrate this milestone. The whole team along with the residents celebrated 365 days of no injuries with a great meal catered […]

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Red Cloud, NE: One Year Injury Free for the Seventh Time


Team members from our home office, Vetter Health Services, Elkhorn, recognized Heritage of Red Cloud’s employees for another year of having no work related injuries. Following a scrumptious steak and chicken meal with all the trimmings that the team prepared and served to Heritage staff, a plaque presentation to Kim Grams, administrator and her team […]

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Alliance, NE: One Year Injury Free: Our Commitment to Safety


It wasn’t the first time it happened at Highland Park, but the feat could be likened to winning back-to-back world titles in any sport. Without a total team commitment and solid, unwavering leadership, attaining an injury free status would be very difficult. The following home office press release sums up our accomplishment… Vetter Health Services […]