Tri Valley Health System News
Tri Valley Health System welcomes new Senior Life Solutions Program Director
Tri Valley Health System is pleased to welcome Victoria Maaske, RN as the new Program Director at the Senior Life Solutions program.
Tori graduated from Central Community College in 2019 with her RN degree. She is eager to help bring awareness to mental health needs and help end the stigma of mental health.
Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of seniors struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss of a loved one. As Program Director, Victoria (Tori), will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of program staff to ensure quality patient care, and providing community education to create awareness of the program.
Family members, physicians, self-referrals, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program. For information on Tri Valley Health System Senior Life Solutions program call 308-697-1299 or visit www.trivalleyhealth.com.
Physician Assistant Victoria (Nicole) Viox Joins Tri Valley Health System
Tri Valley Health System in Cambridge is pleased to welcome new Physician Assistant Victoria (Nicole) Viox, PA-C to their team of dedicated professionals
Nicole is originally from Culbertson and graduated from Hitchcock County Schools. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In December 2020, she received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Nicole is married and said they are both very happy to be returning to southwest Nebraska where she can care for and form relationships with patients in the area. Nicole said, “Southwest Nebraska has always been my home and I’m very familiar with the area and its needs. After completing a rotation at Tri Valley Health System, I knew this was where I wanted to return. I love the family-feel and closeness that you experience at Tri Valley Health System with staff and patients.”
Nicole Viox is now seeing patients in Indianola and Cambridge Clinics.
For more information about Tri Valley Health System, visit www.trivalleyhealth.com.
Tri Valley Health System allows visitors
The health and safety of our residents, patients, employees, visitors, and communities is a top priority at Tri Valley Health System, while we also understand how important the support of loved ones and friends are to health and wellbeing. Effective Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Tri Valley Health System revised visitor restrictions at all Tri Valley Health System locations. All visitors must be 12 years or older, wear a cloth mask, clear a health screening, and have a temperature check. No visitors will be allowed for patients on isolation precautions, patients with COVID-19, or patients awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Assisted Living Residents may have up to three visitors a day who are 12 years or older during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors must wear a cloth mask, demonstrate hand hygiene upon arrival and when leaving, clear a health screening with a temperature check, and maintain social distancing with residents during the visit. Trips outside the facility for residents are not allowed unless medically necessary.
Tri Valley Health System continues to follow all necessary steps to keep everyone healthy and safe. Tri Valley Health System employees and Assisted Living Residents will be screened regularly, wear face coverings, practice good hand hygiene, and use social distancing.
Tri Valley Health System will closely monitor local community trends and outbreaks according to the recommendations and requirements by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and revisions may be made as conditions warrant.
Tri Valley Health System CEO Jessica Fisher said, “Tri Valley Health System continues to follow all recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, and our local public health department to ensure that we are keeping residents, employees, visitors, and our communities safe. We appreciate your understanding and support and ask for your continued patience while we continue to evolve during this pandemic.” If you have any questions about our visitor restrictions please contact us at 308-697-3329, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trivalleyhealth.com. The Department of Health and Human Services long-term care phasing guidance is intended to be used by nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. For a full copy of the Department of Health and Human Services long term care phasing guidance go to http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Documents/LTCCOVID19PhasingGuidance.pdf.
Virtual Appointments Available at Tri Valley Health System
Convenient access to medical care via smartphone, tablet or computer
Tri Valley Health System is now offering virtual clinic appointments. The virtual clinic enables patients to conduct visits with Tri Valley Health System Providers virtually anywhere via video on a computer or smart phone Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tri Valley Health System Providers will provide virtual care for a variety of common conditions such as cold and flu, pink eye, sinus infections, allergies, rashes, back pain, and urinary tract infections. Patients do not need to be an existing patient of Tri Valley Health System to use the virtual care clinic, but new patients will need to contact Tri Valley Health System to receive log-in information to access the service on the Patient Portal.
Patients can simply request an appointment by logging onto the Patient Portal at www.trivalleyhealth.com or call 1-308-697-3329 to get started. A virtual visit takes place via video or phone using a smartphone, tablet or computer, and typically lasts about 20 minutes. If needed, prescriptions are electronically routed to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer this new service for our patients. Virtual care strengthens our commitment to provide patients with high-quality care in a convenient and cost-effective way. Tri Valley Health System understands that time and access can be two barriers to an individual receiving care and we want to be able to remove these barriers and be available to our patients,” said Jessica Fisher, Tri Valley Health System Chief Executive Officer.
For more information on Tri Valley Health System’s virtual clinic appointments, visit www.trivalleyhealth.com or call 1-308-697-3329.