Health Care

Quality, accessible health care

Valley County Health System

In Ord, you will find quality health care services, 21st Century technology and small town accessibility. Found on this page is information about services in health, wellness, pharmacies, rehabilitation, mental health and hospice. To see what businesses provide health care services, visit Ord BIZ.

  1. Hospitals
    • Valley County Health System (website) (2707 L Street)
      The Valley County Health System is a critical access hospital and a member of the Nebraska Hospital Association. VCHS provides a broad scope of services including acute care, ambulance services, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes education, emergency care, endoscopy, Heritage Program for Seniors, Home Health, Hospice, Imaging, Laboratory, Medical Clinics, Nutritional consultations, Outpatient Surgery, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Clinic, Specialty Clinic, Telemedicine, and Wound Care. Valley County Health System employs approximately 250 individuals from Ord and the surrounding area. For further information call (308) 728-4200 or (888) 252-3874, or visit
    • On May 13, 2008 the community approved a $21.3 million dollar bond issue to build a new 67,000 square foot, state of the art replacement hospital in Ord. This will ensure that future generations of the six county region VCHS serves will be assured of the convenience, accessibility and quality of healthcare our patients need and deserve. The new facility opened October 4th, 2010.
    • The Valley County Health System van is available to provide transportation Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm. To request van service, call (308) 728-5581.
  1. Medical Clinics
    • VCHS Medical Clinic (website) (2707 L Street)
      The VCHS Medical Clinic in Ord is owned and operated by Valley County Health System and provides a wide range of services. Office hours are Monday – Friday 7 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to Noon. To schedule an appointment please call (308) 728-4202 or (800) 365-5247.
    • The VCHS Medical Clinic in Burwell is operated by Valley County Health System and is open numerous days each week. The Clinic is staffed by Dr. Jennifer Bengston and Hallie Yantzie, APRN-NP, FNP-BC from VCHS. To schedule an appointment call (308) 346-5442 or (800) 365-5247.
    • The VCHS Medical Clinic in Loup City is staffed by Dr. Greg McClanahan, and Bob Reilly, PA-C, and Jane Meyer, APRN-NP-C with office hours Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call (308) 745-0324 or (800) 365-5247.
    • Stevens Medical Clinic
      Stevens Medical Clinic is a private practice family medical clinic in Ord. The clinic has two board certified Family Practice Physicians with office hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturday mornings.
    • Staff: Dan Stevens, MD and Julie Stevens, MD; Linda Kovarik, PA; Eileen (reception); Yvonne and Janice (billing); Sandy RN; Linda LPN; Jane X-ray tech
    • Contact them at 1820 N St Ord NE 68862 or by calling 308 728 9916. Fax 308 728-3274
  1. Home Health & Hospice
    • Valley County Health System Home Health & Hospice (website)
      Valley County Health System Home Health provides the following services: registered nursing, social work, IV therapy, home health aide, diabetic education, physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. These services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies. Private duty services are available for patients not meeting Medicare and Medicaid guidelines. Services are available in Valley, Garfield, Sherman, Howard, Greeley, Loup, Custer and Wheeler Counties.
    • Hospice care is also available for terminally ill patients and their families. Criteria for hospice service are: patient and family are aware of the patient’s diagnosis and prognosis, the patient has a limited life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs it’s normal course, and the care has become palliative rather than curative. The Home Health/Hospice office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 400 South 23rd Street, Ord, NE. A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (308) 728-4355.
  1. Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners
    • A full list and biographies of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in Valley County can be viewed here.
  1. Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
    • Arbor Care Center of Ord
      Arbor Care, accredited by the state of Nebraska, has a total capacity of 60 beds. Services offered include 24-hour licensed care facility offering services in Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, skilled nursing care, long term care, rehabilitation and therapy, hospice care, short-term care, activities and dining and nutritional services.  For further information call (308) 728-4245.
    • Grandview Independent and Assisted Living (website)
      At Grandview Independent and Assisted Living, the emphasis is on comfort and quality of life. There are a variety of room styles to choose from, with privacy in mind. Public living and dining areas allow plenty of room for friends and family to gather. Grandview offers all the warmth and amenities of home without the worries of maintenance and upkeep. The living spaces are roomy and we encourage our residents to furnish them with cherished personal belongings. At Grandview, the health and well being of our residents is our number one priority. That is why we provide 24-hour staff and a wireless call pendant to each resident. Residents choose how to spend their days. A variety of social and leisure activities are available for every taste and talent. Scheduled transportation is provided to local destinations such as medical facilities, banks, post office and social activities. If you are in need of some recovery time before returning home, Grandview can assist with that as well as they offer Short Stay Recovery Rooms that are furnished with all the amenities of home while you return to better health. For further information call (308) 728-3967.
  1. VCHS Board of Trustees
    • The Valley County Health System Board of Trustees hold monthly meetings and play an integral role in the healthcare provided by the Health System. Each member brings his or her own unique qualities, creating a well-balanced team. The seven member board is appointed by the Valley County Board of Supervisors. Current members of the Valley County Health System Board of Trustees are:
    • Chair: Carl Streeter, Ord
      Vice Chair: Roger Lansman, Ord
      Secretary: Michelle Zangger, North Loup
      Treasurer: Nathan Flessner, Ord
      Board member: C.E. Blaha, DDS, Ord
      Board member: Morely Koll
      Board member: Jessica Piskorski
      President & CEO: Nancy Glaubke
  1. VCHS Foundation
    • Valley County Health System Foundation (website)
      The Valley County Health System Foundation was established in 1990 to help promote and represent the mission of the Valley County Hospital by giving donors the opportunity to give charitably and administer those gifts in a prudent fashion to sustain high quality health care for our service area. Contributions to Valley County Health System Foundation have helped provide much needed funding for life-saving equipment and innovative projects at Valley County Health System. The foundation would be happy to discuss the forms of giving that might work best for you and your family. Please feel free to call (308) 728-3011 for more information.
  1. Chiropractors
    • Ord Sports Chiropractic & Wellness (website)
      Dr. Luke Staab serves Ord and the surrounding communities offering chiropractic care, spinal and postural screenings, corrective exercises and animal chiropractic services.
      213 16th Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-9986
    • Smith Chiropractic (website)
      Visit Dr. Taylor Smith for help with lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain and muscle tightness.
      214 South 14th Street #202
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-5795
  1. Dentists
    • Complete Family Dentistry
      Dr. Farrah Plate, DDS and Dr. Arielle Brinkman, DDS provide a strong emphasis on preventive care, periodontal care, restorative care, state of the art anesthesia, dentures and partials, sealants, cosmetics including bonding, ZOOM bleaching and emergency care. Complete Family Dentistry’s office acts as preceptor training for UNMC Dental and Hygiene students.
      1730 M Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-5672
    • Piskorski Dental
      Dr. Noah Piskorski encourages proper preventative care to identify issues as they first develop. He provides periodontal care, restorative and cosmetic surgery (extractions), dentures and partials and root canal therapy. Piskorski Dental is currently accepting new patients.
      1626 L Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-3756
  1. Optometrists
    • Professional Eyecare (website)
      Dr. Brandon Blair, O.D. – Dr. Mindy Dorsey, O.D. – Dr. Roger McCartney, O.D.
      Professional Eyecare specializes in family care, low vision and vision therapy.
      1511 M Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-3229
  1. Pharmacies
    • Anderson Pharmacy (website)
      Mike Blaha, B.S., R.Ph. – Kasi Bodyfield, Pharm D., R.Ph – Michelle Weber, Pharm. D., R. Ph.
      Anderson Pharmacy is a full service independent retail pharmacy that also offers nursing home and hospice care. All three pharmacists are certified to administer immunizations to patients of all ages. They offer breast pump supplies, a large over the counter selection of vitamins, medications and braces and durable medical equipment. They can aid in helping Medicare patients choose the best Part-D plan for them. Convenient medication packaging is available for all patients to help with medication regimens. Their Loup City Rx Shop offers the same services as well as free deliveries to Arcadia and Ashton.
      1429 M Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-5922
    • Good Life Health Services (website)
      Jim Andreesen, R.Ph. – Ray Scott, R. Ph. – Angie Svoboda, Pharm. D., FIACP
      Good Life offers convenient medication packaging to help make taking your medications easy – this service is available for at home and nursing home customers. Good Life is a full service compounding pharmacy that has specialized in male and female hormone replacement therapy, pain management and hospice care. Their pharmacists are trained in adult immunizations and work closely with physicians to customize prescriptions for patients’ unique needs.
      125 S. 16th Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-3295
  1. Physical Therapy
    • Riverside Physical Therapy (website)
      Christy Peterson
      47581 815th Road
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-4070
    • Valley County Health System (website)
      Physical Therapy
      2707 L Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-4247
  1. Counseling & Mental Health
    • Heritage Program for Senior Adults (website)
      110 S. 26th Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-4340
    • Cedars Youth Services (website)
      P.O. Box 96
      Broken Bow, NE
      (308) 872-5455
    • Mike Kriefels, LADAC
      St. Francis Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment
      (308) 728-3678
    • Puckett & Boyce Counseling
      100 North 15th Street
      Ord, NE 68862
      (308) 728-9979
  1. Emergency Care & Ambulance Services
    • Valley County Health System (website)
      The Valley County Ambulance is an Advanced Life Support ambulance owned by Valley County and managed by Valley County Health System.
    • The ambulance is under the medical direction of Dr. Hilary Miller.
    • The Ambulance Service is available for BLS/ALS transports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Valley County Ambulance has more than 150 transports each year. Most transports are to Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln and Omaha. For more information, contact VCHS at (308) 728-4200.
  1. Wellness
    • Loup Valley Fitness (Facebook)
      312 South 15th Street, Ord
      (308) 728-5597
    • Elements Salon Spa & Boutique (Facebook)
      1617 M Street, Ord
      (308) 728-3312
    • Utopia Spa & Health Studio (Facebook)
      135 North 15th Street, Ord
      (308) 730-8333