Visiting Nurse

Celebrates Leslie A. Friedel being named CEO.
Oct 8, 2018
Visiting Nurse

Visiting Nurse is celebrating Leslie A. Friedel being named chief executive officer.

Friedel, a northeast Indiana native, has extensive experience in health care and holds a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University. She comes to Visiting Nurse from Lutheran Life Villages, where she served in several capacities, most recently as vice president of research and service development. A licensed health facility administrator, Friedel is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and a licensed social worker. Friedel was also honored as one of Fort Wayne’s “Forty Under 40” in 2018.

Visiting Nurse board chair Joseph Byers said, “We are pleased to have found a person with such extensive education and experience in strategic planning, partnership development and project management. Leslie has the knowledge and skills needed to successfully lead Visiting Nurse through an ever-changing healthcare environment. ”

History…

Visiting Nurse has cared for people with serious illnesses and their families in northeast Indiana since 1888. Our interdisciplinary team of hospice and palliative care experts ensures that every patient is treated with dignity and respect. We proudly serve Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Mission statement…

Visiting Nurse provides compassionate care to alleviate suffering and ensure quality of life for those affected by serious illness. 


Visiting Nurse

Address: 5910 Homestead Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814

Phone: (260) 435-3222

Website: vnfw.org

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