Emily James is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who providers care in the Cass Health Emergency Department and AMC Rapid Care. As a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, James will provide care to patients of all ages.
James earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Purdue University Global and is board-certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her Associates of Applied Science in Nursing from Southwestern Community College in 2015, and her bachelor’s in 2018 from Purdue University Global. Emily is also a DAISY award nominee; she received nominations in 2016, 2018, and 2019.

Steven Andersen, MD, MPH oversees providers on the inpatient hospitalist team and in the Cass Health Emergency Department. He provides care to patients in both areas as needed as well.
Dr. Andersen is a graduate of the University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed his Masters of Public Health & Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to his work as a family medicine and emergency physician, Dr. Andersen has served on several medical mission trips to Haiti and Central African Republic.

Theresa Bender is a nurse practitioner who providers Emergency Care in the Cass Health Emergency Department. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center Nurse Practitioner program in 2011.

Amy Petersen is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the Atlantic Medical Center Rapid Care.  She graduated with her Associates of Science in Nursing from Iowa Central Community College in 1995, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2018 from Excelsior College and her Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons University in 2020. Amy is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Dr. Heather Hergott is a physician in the Cass Health Emergency Department. Dr. Hergott completed her training at the Southhampton Hospital’s Residency Program of Social Osteopathic Medicine in Southampton, NY and is a board-certified family physician.  She received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2011.

Dr. Hergott is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Cynthia “Cyndi” Wu is a Family Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College in 2007 and with her Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner from Clarkson College in 2014.

Cyndi provides care in the Cass Health Emergency Department and as a hospitalist on the Cass Health In-Patient Floor.

Dr. Patricia Goodemote is the medical director of the Cass Health Emergency Department. She received her training at the University of Nebraska/Offutt AFB Family Medicine Residency program and is a board certified family medicine physician.  She received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Services in 1992.

Holly Christensen is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She graduated from Graceland University in 2007, earning her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. Since that time she has served in Iowa as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the emergency departments at Manning Regional Health Center, Audubon County Hospital, and Myrtue Medical Center.

Shannon Peterson, ARNP, has provided hospitalist care at Cass Health since 2016.  As a hospitalist, she works on the Inpatient Services Unit caring for patients and regularly communicating with each patient’s primary care provider. She previously worked as a nurse practitioner in the Atlantic Medical Center coumadin clinic.  Shannon graduated in May 2014 from Creighton University with her a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a dual track in Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner, and is board certified in both areas.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oregon Health Science University.  During her 15 years as a registered nurse Shannon had experience in numerous areas of nursing, including cardiac, medical/surgical, and OB.