VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: James C. Summerfelt

Delivering Compassionate Care

VNA delivers expert, compassionate care to under-resourced individuals and families in our community.

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

James Summerfelt

Jamie joined VNA in June 2004 with extensive years of leadership experience in both the home health and hospice care industry. His passion for these industries and his innovative leadership guide our team of professionals as we serve under-resourced individuals in need of healthcare and supportive services.

Under Jamie’s leadership, VNA has gained market share through both organic and inorganic growth. VNA merged with Easterseals Nebraska in 2012. Together, VNA and Easterseals provide exceptional services to help ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play.

His commitment to compassionate, high-quality care and strong employee engagement has resulted in VNA receiving the following awards: Best of Omaha for In-Home Nursing Services for the past 13 years; The Readers’ Best of the Big O for three 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 the Business Excellence Award from the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce in 2017. Jamie was personally 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 a 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 healthcare 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 past chair of Nebraska Association for Home Healthcare and Hospice, Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Live Well Omaha and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands boards.

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