Grant Bruggemann Serves As Director of Five-County SE District Health Department
Involvement in health care since college attracted Grant Bruggemann of Auburn to the Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD). The department serves residents of Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson counties.
Bruggemann started with the multicounty entity in September 2016 as emergency preparedness program coordinator. He assumed responsibilities as interim director in April 2018 before being named to the directorship in June. Bruggemann is a 2005 Auburn High School graduate receiving a degree in biochemistry from Peru State College (PSC) in 2010. He succeeded Kevin Cluskey. Cluskey, who served as director since December 2014, left SEDHD to accept employment in Kansas City, Mo.
The new director has been active in health care since 2008. While attending PSC, Bruggemann worked at Nemaha County Hospital. He obtained his emergency medical technician license in 2009, was part of the Peru Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, and worked two years with ProMed. From 2010 to 2016 Bruggemann was a chemistry technician at Cooper Nuclear Station.
“In 2015 I decided I wanted to get back into the health care field. I started the masters of public health program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), graduating in May 2018,” he stated.
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