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Focused on Our Mission

President & CEO James Summerfelt discusses VNA’s commitment to a sustainable future of care for all in our community.

News about Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care

James Summerfelt

As VNA celebrates its 125th year serving the Omaha community, we announce an intentional re-focus of our historical mission to serve those in the community who are without the resources for home health and hospice care services.

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James Summerfelt

May 11, 2021

News about Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care

As VNA celebrates its 125th year serving the Omaha community, we announce an intentional re-focus of our historical mission to serve those in the community who are without the resources for home health and hospice care services.

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woman with marathon tag and mask in front of lake

February 10, 2021

One Step at a Time, VNA Nurse Finds Positivity in Difficult Times

PHN Case Manager Mary Foley shares her insights on how to stay positive during these difficult times.

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VNA team member in car with mask and safety glasses

February 1, 2021

Meet Our Team: Nicholas Graeve

VNA staff member Nicholas Graeve shares his experience working for VNA. Learn more about his role as a home care therapist.

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Olivia O'Hara RN team coordinator VNA Omaha Council Bluffs

January 22, 2021

Meet Our Team: Olivia O’Hara

VNA staff member Olivia O’Hara shares her experience working as an RN care team coordinator and the impact she makes each day.

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January 14, 2021

Meet Our Team: Danielle Lamm

VNA staff member Danielle Lamm shares her experience working as an occupational therapist and the impact she makes each day.

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January 1, 2021

125 Years of Care

Since 1896, VNA has provided exceptional, high-quality care. VNA will continue to provide care today. Tomorrow. And the next 125 years.

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Nebraska AgrAbility Eric

October 30, 2020

Adapting to Preserve Traditions

Eric Beckman, a fourth-generation Nebraskan farmer, experienced a vehicle accident that resulted in quadriplegia. Doctors and therapists encouraged him to find another profession, but Eric responded, “I’ve never wanted to […]

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October 22, 2020

An Unmistakable 90-Year Legacy

After 90 years of combined service, two outstanding VNA employees are leaving an unmistakable legacy that has impacted lives across the community. Bridget Young, Chief Operating Officer and Joanie Kush, […]

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easterseals program dave

October 20, 2020

Developing Growth and Independence

Ryan, a 16-year-old with Down Syndrome, visited camp for the first time six years ago. “We were worried about him being away for a week, but he jumped right in […]

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VNA infusion pharmacy patient owen

October 17, 2020

Bringing Expert Services Into the Comfort of Home

Owen, like many VNA hospice patients, has benefited from our in-house pharmacy. Unlike many patients, Owen is three years old, has a rare condition called Leigh’s Disease and has been […]

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VNA shelter nurse with patients

October 7, 2020

Supporting Patients Wherever They Call Home

VNA shelter nurse Ann Hatting first met Mark, Roger and Jeff when they were homeless shelter clients at Siena Francis House. All three struggled with a combination of physical and […]

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VNA hospice

October 1, 2020

Providing a Compassionate and Dignified Death

Brian was 24 years old, and he was dying of aggressive cancer. He lost access to insurance because he couldn’t work or afford COBRA payments, and he wasn’t ill long […]

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