Excellence in Caring  

Valley Health Services (VHS) is considered the Mohawk Valley’s best kept secret. At the heart of our mission is our commitment to providing access to a continuum of long-term care services when families need it. In an effort to provide quality, person-centered care and make a difference in the lives of our residents and their families, we at Valley Health Services realize it is a community initiative. We get to know the families of our residents. We engage the families in a variety of activities and events annually. We ensure our residents a home-like living environment so they experience comfort and privacy.

About VHS

Evolving from a 32-bed to a 160-bed, long-term care and rehabilitation facility since its founding in 1984, Valley Health Services is a major health care provider and vital community asset. The privately owned, not-for-profit organization is located in Herkimer, New York and provides care to a largely rural population.

A comfortable, healthy environment with qualified staff who place an equal emphasis on mind, body and spirit defines the care at Valley Health Services which includes:

  • Skilled nursing, long-term care
  • Short-term inpatient rehabilitation and subacute care
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Wound Care
    • IV Therapy
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Speech Therapy
    • Lymphedema Management
    • Osteoporosis Management
  • Adult Day Health Care (two locations: Herkimer and Little Falls
  • Palliative Care

Valley Health Services is in compliance with regulations set forth by the New York State Department of Health. In addressing the fiscal responsibility of the facility, the annual audit has consistently revealed no exceptions. Valley Health Services has enjoyed community support since its founding. Over 80 volunteers support the staff and residents. Eight men and women from the surrounding area comprise the voluntary board of directors who collectively contribute over 1,000 hours annually to provide governance of the healthcare institution.