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Joanie Kush, RN, MS, CHA
Vice President of Hospice & Palliative Care, and VNA Pharmacy Services
jkush@vnatoday.org

“Attitude is a choice. What you think you can do whether positive or negative, confident or scared, will most likely happen.” -Pat Summitt

Joanie has been a member of VNA’s Hospice Team in various direct care and management roles since 1983. She assumed the role of Vice President in 2000. She is responsible for overall operations of VNA Medicare Certified Hospice programs, Hospice of Southwest Iowa, Fremont Health Hospice, and VNA Pharmacy Services. She has also functioned as a consultant assisting two home care agencies with the start-up of a Medicare Certified Hospice program.

Joanie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1982 and her Master’s degree in Nursing Administration in 1997, both from Creighton University. She received certification as a Hospice Administrator in 2005. Joanie is on the Board of Directors for Hospice House – the Josie Harper Residence, which is a licensed inpatient hospice facility. In addition, she currently serves on the board of Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association, serving as Past President.