Therapists & Staff


Personalized Professional Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Nebraska

Joni Duerksen, BSN, RN
Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehab


" I enjoy helping people in making healthy lifestyle changes. To see them succeed at their goals and grow in confidence in things they thought they could never do makes me feel so proud of my patients. Working closely with our patients you can't help but build friendships with them that lasts a lifetime."

—Joni Duerksen, BSN RN





Joni Duerksen has served at Saunders Medical Center since 2007, working as a clinic nurse, hospital case manager and as nursing home education coordinator. She graduated with her Bachelor's of Science from the  University of Nebraska, Kearney.

BS | University of Nebraska, Kearney

Certifications & Memberships
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Member
Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association Member

Personally Speaking
Joni and her husband moved to Wahoo in 2007. They both grew up in Henderson and attended college in Kearney. They have two girls that keep them busy! Joni enjoys traveling, reading, and following her children's activities.

" Saunders Medical Center is my second family! Truly, my coworkers and patients are just like family. And, having no family nearby, this is so cherished!"


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Wahoo, Nebraska