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Job Shadowing

Butler County Health provides the opportunity for student job shadowing in order to create awareness and inspire careers in health care.  High School students sixteen (16) years of age or older and college students are invited to apply for the job shadow experience at Butler County Health.

Students approved for this program are invited to Butler County Health in an observation role only.  Students do not provide care to Butler County Health patients but will be exposed to protected health information.  The goals of the job shadow experience are to observe the daily routines of health care workers, begin to identify career interests in health care and gain awareness of the academic and service standards required in various health care professions.  

Students must complete the Job Shadow Application, Job Shadow Agreement and Confidentiality Pledge (parent or guardian signature required for all applicants 19 years of age or under) to be considered for the job shadow experience. Upon arrival, students will complete HIPAA training at Butler County Health.  Students may shadow a total of twelve hours at the hospital, with an eight hour maximum in any one department.  The best time to job shadow in most departments is in the morning.  Please see the Careers in Healthcare Guide under the forms tab for more information about healthcare careers available.

For more information about the job shadow experience at Butler County Health or to set up a job shadow please contact Laura Daro at 402-367-1366 or


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The Parkinson's Empowerment Group at Butler County Health targets so many aspects and symptoms of Parkinson’s. It improves a person’s posture, mobility, balance, and coordination, as well as cognition and ability to multi-task. I also like the flexibility of the program and being able to adjust exercises from each position to fit the need of each individual patient.  

Andy Valenti, Physical Therapist Assistant

My strategy in nutrition coaching is to focus on the positive – what things could we add to increase the variety of healthy foods in your routine?  By focusing on adding more healthy choices, you will not feel deprived as you gradually leave out less nutritious choices.  My goal is to help you get a personalized approach to wellness that you can achieve and maintain with your current lifestyle.

Sandra Burwell, Registered Dietitian

Butler County Health has felt like home to me from the beginning of my employment.  I have spent more than 5 years working in an environment that has challenged me to pursue my nursing skills in many different areas such as the Emergency Department, Obstetrics, Inpatient Care, Outpatient Care and as Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Coordinator.

Tara Palensky, RN

BCH Roots to Shoots Pediatric Therapy Clinic eliminates the need for long commutes to distant facilities like Madonna, allowing Aria to maximize her therapy sessions and educational opportunities.  It is significant for Aria’s overall well-being as it reduces the stress and agitation she had from extended travel.  The staff is like our family to us.

Jennifer Prothman

The communication between us and Leia’s Roots to Shoots therapists is excellent.  We are given the tools and resources to practice techniques at home for ongoing progress and development so she can continue to thrive.  The entire staff at Roots to Shoots goes above and beyond what needs to be done; from teaching her to wear something as simple as a mask, to helping her feel comfortable riding in another vehicle like a school bus.  They are our angels.

Stacey Bykerk

I feel having a 3D mammogram was a blessing for me since it detected my Stage 1 cancer.  The technicians were very helpful as they explained how the machine worked compared to the 2D method.  A big difference is that the 3D machines moves above your head from one size to another and gives a more complete image of the breast.  The testing time also seemed shorter than the standard mammogram.

Judy Dubs

I had a bunion on my foot and I wanted it removed,  but I really didn't want to travel too far to have the procedure done.  So when Butler County Health started providing Podiatry Services, I made an appointment right away.  Dr. Carlston is professional and personable.  He took the time to explain what happens during the procedure and afterwards.

Jill Pokorny

Being able to have my blood drawn at Butler County Health saves me a weekly trip to Omaha.  It is simple to schedule an appointment that works with my schedule and the staff is quick and efficient at drawing my blood samples.

Tanner Zeilinger