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James C. (Jamie) Summerfelt, M.Ed, MSPT
President & CEO

Jamie joined VNA in June 2004 with 28 years of leadership experience in the home healthcare industry. His passion for home care and his innovative leadership has guided our compassionate team of healthcare professionals to become the overwhelming choice for healthcare services in the home and across the community – no matter their age, station in life or available resources.

Under Jamie’s leadership, a private duty program, VNA Help at Home, was formed in 2006; he facilitated mergers with the VNA of Pottawattamie County in 2007 and with Easterseals Nebraska in 2012; and secured a management services agreement with Fremont Health and Hospice of Southwest Iowa, and established Healing Motion Physical Therapy clinic in 2013. Jamie is active in the community and has developed partnerships with Nebraska Medicine and Methodist Hospital to enhance the transition from hospital to home, resulting in reduced re-hospitalizations and successful patient outcomes. His commitment to quality has resulted in VNA receiving the following awards:  Best of Omaha for In-Home Nursing Services for the past seven years; Well Workplace Gold Award in 2008 and 2012; Patriot Award in 2011; Better Business Bureau Integrity Award in 2009 and 2016; HealthWyse Trailblazer Award in 2014; and a Business Excellence Award from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Jamie was awarded the Dick Anderton Mentor of the Year Award from the Visiting Nurse Associations of America in 2013.

Prior to VNA, Jamie worked for Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Reno, Nevada as Vice President of Professional and Support Services including home care and hospice. Jamie received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northwestern University where he also played Big Ten football. He received a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and Master of Arts in Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Moving back to Chicago, he established his own physical therapy business that he eventually merged with a national healthcare provider and proceeded to establish home care businesses in nine different states. Jamie’s passion for home health care brought him to Omaha. Jamie is a member of the VNA/ESN Board of Directors, Chair of the Hospice House – The Josie Harper Residence Board and Hospice of Southwest Iowa, and past Chair of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Live Well Omaha and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Boards; and is currently a member of the Nebraska Home Care Association Board of Directors.

Jamie and his wife, Maggie, have three children and two grandchildren.