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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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Miki Petersen

September 11, 2020

Unwavering Commitment

Miki Petersen always admired the medical field, so she studied to become a medical secretary and connect with the profession. Now, she’s been a part of the VNA team for […]

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September 4, 2020

Better Together

Bridget Young has often been called the “glue” at VNA, due to her 45 years of service and her current role as chief operating officer. She has direct responsibility for […]

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Rod Peterson

August 27, 2020

Access to Hope

Visiting Nurse Association and Easterseals Nebraska work together to ensure all people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play. People like Rod Peterson carry out […]

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Sandy Kirchhoff

August 20, 2020

It Takes a Village

With over 25 years of public health nursing experience, Sandy Kirchhoff understands the phrase “it takes a village.” As the Family Services clinical manager, she oversees VNA’s early childhood home […]

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2020 Corstrata Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award

July 28, 2020

Award-winning Care

VNA’s own Cassi Norton has been recognized with the 2020 Corstrata Post-Acute Care Wound Nurse Excellence Award.

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July 17, 2020

Keeping Families Close

Kelly Mackling and her Maternal Child team are an important link between hospitals and homes for newborns and their families. They’re dedicated to providing a smooth transition home and making […]

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July 14, 2020

A Compassionate Connection

Kate Miller’s friends and family think she has one of the most difficult jobs, but she doesn’t see it that way. To her, it’s a calling. She’s honored to bring […]

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July 10, 2020

A Network of Support

Getting home from the hospital is just the beginning for many patients. That’s where Amanda Holst’s home care team steps in. Amanda sees her team, and all of VNA, as […]

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VNA team member with sign

July 8, 2020

Making it Click

Julie Twohig isn’t your typical IT person. Initially, she planned to be an educator, but was unsure if she was ready to work with children. She tried out a nursing […]

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VNA team member with sign

July 1, 2020

A Healing Touch

As a little girl, Cassi read a book called “Nurse Nancy.” Nurse Nancy, a young girl herself, would take care of all the scrapes and ailments of the kids in […]

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VNA team member with sign

June 24, 2020

Connecting with Care

If you walked into an Omaha skilled nursing facility, odds are the staff would know Karen Wineinger. As a clinical liaison, she’s an important bridge between patients at these facilities […]

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April 29, 2020

VNA’s President Reflects on Historical Pandemic Experience

As we step up to take care of our patients during this pandemic, I’ve been reflecting on my previous experience during another uncertain time. When I worked in Chicago for […]

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