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VNA congratulates ‘Associates of the Year’ for 2016


The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is pleased to announce Kathy Ellis, RN, Bonnie Ferro, RN and Susan Haberlack, RN, VNA Private Care’s nurse care managers, have been named VNA’s Associates of the Year. All were selected by a group of peers for their integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellent customer service.

“The nurse care managers are very dedicated to our clients and our private care associates. They are able to think outside the box when faced with the challenges of private care. They lead by example, listen actively to clients and their families, as well as the VNA field staff. Kathy, Susan and Bonnie are the backbone of VNA Private Care. I congratulate them on receiving this well deserved award,” said Donna Sorge, RN, program director of VNA’s Private Care services.

Those who nominated the trio noted they are genuinely concerned for their client’s well being, go the extra step to ensure clients are happy with the care they are receive from VNA, work as a team with the support staff and help cover each other’s cases when needs arise, as well as ensure all proper documentation is returned for medical records. The private care managers also work closely with billing and call the family or patient to ensure that payment is receive in a timely manner. This helps the VNA tremendously.

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