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A United Front

September 23, 2020 | VNA Staff | Story

Jenna Wordekemper

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 the clinical care leader for home care services.

While she had experience coordinating care for patients’ transitions home after surgery, Jenna was ready to step up and take on a new role. Previously, there was not a dedicated leader for home care services at Methodist. Although it was a new challenge, she knew that, when you choose to work in healthcare, you choose to be a life-long learner.

During her first year in leadership, Jenna quickly got her footing as she worked to expand services in an aging Dodge County while continuing excellent standards of care. Then, COVID-19 began to spread across the state.

“I needed to put together a COVID-19 team, and I was so nervous after sending out an email asking for volunteers,” Jenna said. “I immediately got five enthusiastic responses. They wanted to help, not because they were told to, but because they genuinely cared for their patients. It brought tears to my eyes. I’m so proud to be their leader.”

Jenna believes her role has the best of both worlds. She’s employed by VNA with the support of Methodist. Both excel in providing patient and family-centered care, and the synergy between the two organizations continually makes each of them better. When new obstacles arise, VNA is always ready to jump in and train staff. Everyone is on the same team, working together to do the right thing for the community.

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