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Stories of Care

Every day, we provide expert care to individuals from all walks of life. We invite you to meet some of them below.

Realizing Her Potential

princess and her child junior

One of nine siblings, Princess never had a mother or father figure to look up to. By her 11th birthday, she found herself in foster care.

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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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shyla graduation parenting support vna

September 28, 2020

Support From the Start

Shyla is a teen mom. She’s also an honor student, a volleyball player, a powerlifter, a grocery store cashier, a friend, daughter, sister and much more. She gave birth to […]

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September 25, 2020

Medical Expertise At Home

Ken had just started a new job when he became seriously ill. As a new employee, he was referred to VNA for assistance because his health insurance was not yet […]

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Jenna Wordekemper

September 23, 2020

A United Front

In 2018, Methodist Fremont Home Health Care officially partnered with VNA to provide strengthened support for home health and hospice services, and, soon after, Jenna Wordekemper was recruited to be […]

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September 17, 2020

Linking Death to Life

Early on in her life, Joanie Kush tried out a variety of healthcare roles. While finishing her education, she took a class on death and dying, and it set the […]

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