Pictured L to R: Laura Venezio, RN, BSN; Joyce Amoako, RN; and Susan Jevic, RN, BSN. Amoako, who has been with VNA Health Group since 2009, was recently honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. "Joyce always goes above and beyond the call of duty," said Laura Venezio, RN, BSN, Patient Care Director of Team 24 in Monroe. Congratulations Joyce!
Staff and board of trustees of VNA Health Group Family joined family members of hospice patients, friends and donors this week to observe the illumination of the “Hospice Tree of Lights” and to light candles in the memory of a loved one.
A community of support is the most effective therapy to the isolation that often accompanies grief. The annual tree lighting event is part of VNA Health Group’s bereavement program that provides touch points of support throughout the year.
“We are all gathered here tonight to remember loved ones and to support and lift each other up. Healing only happens when people come together as a team to nurture each other,” said Rev. Richard Banas, Spiritual Care Counselor at VNA Health Group, who emceed and offered remarks of comfort. To read more, visit our news page at Hospice Tree Lights
This week we honored our Home Health Aides at the New Jersey 2015 Home Health Recognition Day held in Eatontown. Congratulations to all!! Piedad Drobez (upper left) was honored as CHAA of the Year and Joshua Thomas (upper right) was honored as Rookie of the Year. The following HHA’s were honored for exemplary service by their years of service: Ethel Andrews, Mirve DeUrbina and Akua Konadu (20 ys.), Rose Anderson and Vilma Harris (15 ys.), Cassandra Bacy, Marie Donatien, Madeleine Dorsaint, Petrona Garcia, Alicia Harper, Haedy Kuorkunakis, Cecilia Laari, Judith Linn and Selphine Wright-Jackson (10 ys.), Bertha Garcia, Nataliya Mostova and Karen Sulzmann (5 ys.), Alexandra Andrade, Olufemi Bajimilehin and Regina Parkinson (Less than 5 ys.)