Pamela Bataillon, M.S.N., R.N.
Pamela D. Bataillon, M.S.N., R.N., is the Chief Operating Officer for the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Midlands, located in Omaha, Nebraska. She is also the administrator of the VNA of Pottawattamie County (Iowa), which also serves as the county’s official public health entity. Ms. Bataillon earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University and a Master of Science in Community Health from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is currently enrolled in an MBA program at University of Dallas. As chief operating officer of VNA of the Midlands, a consolidated not-for-profit group of community health care agencies, Ms. Bataillon is responsible for operation and planning aspects. She provides consultation to international, national, and regional communities and systems on community delivery models, quality improvement, and managed care financing. She has been an active health policy voice in the state: She was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1998, chaired Senator Bob Kerrey’s Task Force for Health Care Reform, and was appointed by the governor to plan a merger of five state health and human service agencies. She also served as project leader for Hospice House. This community resource, a joint project of VNA and local health systems, was the first assisted living facility for the terminally ill in Nebraska. Ms. Bataillon is an adjunct faculty member of Creighton University and guest lecturer at Midlands Lutheran College and College of St. Mary, lecturing on community systems, managed care, public health, and the connections of policy, practice, and politics.