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Jenene VandenBurg Is Newest Member of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Executive Team

Published: Sept. 1, 2022

Jenene VandenBurg, MS, BSN, RN, has been named vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. She began her executive duties Sep. 1.

VandenBurg joined the Methodist family as a registered nurse in 2010. She succeeds Peggy Helget, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, who retires later this month after 14 years of service at Jennie Edmundson. VandenBurg now oversees the medical/surgical unit, telemetry, intensive care, the birthing center, the emergency department, respiratory care, surgery, outpatient services and the inpatient psychiatric unit at Jennie Edmundson.

Prior to her current role, VandenBurg served as the hospital’s director of quality and performance improvement. She’s also taken on multiple leadership roles, including administrative director of nursing services at Jennie Edmundson and patient safety lead at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital.

“Jenene has demonstrated her commitment to Methodist and places a high level of importance on quality care, provider collaboration, employee engagement and organizational culture,” said David Burd, president and CEO of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. “She is driven to continue moving Jennie Edmundson forward and is passionate about providing the best possible care to those we serve.”

VandenBurg, a Nebraska Methodist College alumna, has more than five years of clinical experience and a multistate nursing license in Nebraska and Iowa. She is trained in emergency management and holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, which represents proficiency in planning, controlling and improving performance.

She values the opportunity to create and support work environments that embrace and appreciate diversity. And she looks forward to strengthening the reputable culture Methodist is known for.

“It’s one of inclusiveness,” she said. “When you come to work, you feel a genuine sense of compassion with every interaction. Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital aims to be a positive force in the community and with its employees. And I aim to continue championing those efforts wholeheartedly.”