VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: Our Stories of Care

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Our Stories of Care

Every day, we provide expert care to individuals from all walks of life, each with a special story to share. We invite you to meet some of them.

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Through the Eyes of a Hospice Nurse

Infection prevention throughout the community is something VNA’s staff has always kept at the forefront of our minds, even before this outbreak began. Hear one of our hospice nurse’s perspectives.

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cereal

March 18, 2020

A Nutritionist’s Quarantine Grocery List

It’s important to boost your immunity during a virus outbreak. VNA’s nutritionist put together a list of some healthy, long-lasting foods that will help strengthen your immune system.

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March 17, 2020

Staying Healthy, Two Hands at a Time

You’ve washed your hands thousands of times — but are you as careful as a doctor? Now is an especially good time to practice scrubbing thoroughly, and it’s one of the easiest ways you can stay healthy.

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October 1, 2019

“Plastic 4 Pink” Campaign Supports Breast Cancer Patients

This October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VNA is launching a “Plastic 4 Pink” campaign, collecting gift cards to support its clients in the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Program (BCPAP). […]

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