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Linda Emanuel brings decades of nursing experience to Methodist Fremont Health Board of Directors

Published: April 25, 2024

Methodist Fremont Health is proud to announce that Linda Emanuel, BSN, RN, is the newest member of its board of directors. 

“We’re very excited to have Linda join our board,” said Brett Richmond, president and CEO of Methodist Fremont Health. “Her clinical experience as a nurse is a wonderful trait, and she’s the first nurse to serve on our board. She knows the importance of providing excellent patient care, and I know her insight will be very beneficial for us moving forward.”

Emanuel, who resides in rural North Bend, brings 39 years of nursing experience, working in a variety of health care settings, including pediatrics, intensive care, medical-surgical acute care, admissions and scheduling, family practice, and agricultural occupational health. She currently serves as the community health director for the AgriSafe Network. 


Linda Emanuel

“Nurses are service professionals,” Emanuel said. “Serving their populations with competence, compassion, and collaboration. Through my diverse work experiences, I stand on a substantial platform to innovatively impact the present and future direction of care for the Methodist Fremont Health community.”

Emanuel, a Nebraska Methodist College graduate, joins strong representation from Dodge County on the locally governed organization. Other board members are Dr. Monty Sellon, Dr. Nicole Dix, Dr. F. Tom Waring, Ken Beebe, Jody Horner, Steve Navarrette, Dr. Adam Lamprecht and Jennifer Bixby.

When asked to serve on the board, she said, it was Methodist Fremont Health’s core values that drove her to strongly consider the leadership opportunity.

“Two values caught my eye: patient-centered and teamwork,” Emanuel said. “Partnering with patients to achieve health goals is key for positive health outcomes – and teamwork enables exceptional care from clinical experts and allied team members that is innovative and meaningful.”

Emanuel also noted the importance of having a locally governed board in place.

“Local boards represent their communities’ best interests and strategically set priorities to better serve their populace,” she said. “Collaboration between the board of directors and hospital leaders is essential to foster community engagement and guiding long-term goals.”

As a member of the board, Emanuel values the input of community members and believes success comes from working together for the health of the community.

“The board of directors has a unique blend of professionals and community leaders who have a sincere desire to guide hospital administrators to direct exceptional patient care,” Emanuel said. “Mutual respect for each other’s diverse perspectives and open communication are demonstrated within each conversation and decision. I encourage our community to engage with the board to work together to empower each other and create a lasting impact.”