VNA | Visiting Nurse Association: Our Stories of Care

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VNA delivers expert, compassionate care to under-resourced individuals and families in our community.

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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.

 

 

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 has benefited from VNA’s in-house infusion pharmacy services. Unlike many patients, Owen is three years old, has a rare condition called Leigh’s Disease and has been in VNA’s care for some time.

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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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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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