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.



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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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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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