Danielle Jaeger, PA-C
Dani is originally from the town of Western, NE. She attended and graduated from Tri County High School. Jaeger’s husband, Jacob, farms in the area and also works with Pioneer seed. He also umpires baseball in the summers. The couple have two children together, Charlotte, 2, and Huckson, 8 months. Their family resides in Geneva.
After graduating from Tri County, Dani went on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for her undergraduate studies. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science and then continued her education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, UNMC, to obtain her Masters in Physician Assisting. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be involved in medicine. My dad was an EMT and I always wanted to be able to help people like that,” Jaeger said.
Being a part of the Geneva community is a blessing for the Jaeger family. When an opportunity to get a job at the Fillmore County Medical Center came up, she didn’t hesitate for a second. Dani explained, “I did a 12-week rotation here when I was in school at UNMC. I loved the staff and the patients and hoped to get a chance to come back here full time. I’m also from the area, so it worked out perfectly!” She also mentioned that she loves taking her kids on walks around town and making connections with so many wonderful people in the community. Raising their kids in a small town was also important to the Jaegers. “Geneva is a small town, near my hometown, and has a very similar lifestyle to the one in which I grew up. Jacob and I always wanted to raise our kids in an environment like this,” she mentioned.
Dani and her family certainly enjoy being a part of the Geneva community. However, having a great job certainly helps you enjoy where you are. Jaeger takes her job very seriously and hopes to provide the right care to each and every patient she sees on a daily basis. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, she replied, “I enjoy getting to help people and making a difference in the lives of those around me. That’s why working in a small town is so rewarding; you get to see the impact you are making!” Seeing that impact every day makes it easy to get out of bed in the morning and spend countless hours at the clinic.
It’s easy for Jaeger to see her hard work is paying off. But, it’s not all about gratitude for her. Dani wants her patients to be pleased as well. “I care about my patients and try to put specific emphasis on making them a part of the decision process and listening to what they have to say,” she said. Jaeger also mentioned she doesn’t feel like she is the only one that takes the time to do that at Fillmore County Medical Center. “It is very easy to see that each of the providers at FCMC truly care about their patients,” Dani continued.
The daily lives of healthcare providers can be like a rollercoaster. They have good days and they have very bad days. With all the ups and downs involved in the medical world, it is important to be surrounded by incredible people, to help pick you up when you are down and congratulate you when things go well. At Fillmore County Medical Center, the providers are surrounded by wonderful co-workers. “Our providers and staff at FCMC and FCH are wonderful. We’re like family. Having that type of relationship with your co-workers makes coming to work so much more enjoyable, no matter what is going on around you,” Jaeger boasted. Having providers who are happy where they are, have support all around them, and truly care about what their patients have to say combines for extraordinary care at FCMC.