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After just shy of 48 years at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Donna Hubbell, the hospital’s vice president of patient safety and quality, will retire at the end of the month.
Hubbell grew up in Dunlap, about 50 miles northeast of Council Bluffs, where she graduated from high school before heading to the city for work.
“I was looking for a job. I knew I wanted to be a nurse or a teacher,” Hubbell said.
Nursing it was. Hubbell started at Jennie Edmundson as a nursing assistant on Aug. 18, 1972.
Asked about her legacy at Jennie Edmundson as her final day on the job — July 24 — approaches, Hubbell said, “I hope that my legacy is that I left behind a good foundation for providing safe, high quality care,” she said.