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VNA’s Lisa Sellers Nominated for Prestigious Award

One of our very own, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Lisa Sellers, was nominated for a 2022 Women Who Rock Awards by the weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business. The theme this year was “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” in recognition of “the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during the pandemic and a…

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Congratulations, Abaco Binkley! Here You Grow Again!

Abaco Binkley, an Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for VNA, recently received her Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner certification. She is now one of only 1,000 individuals nationwide to earn this certification. An integral part of the advance care planning team, she helps patients understand all the options available to them for their care, including hospice care,…

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Volunteer Manager Earns International Recognition for Certification in Volunteer Administration

Sara Bumgarner, VNA volunteer manager, has been recently been awarded the credential, Certified in Volunteer Administration, it entitles her to use the designation (CVA). This certification is the only internationally recognized credential in the field and is valid for a 5-year period before renewal. Sara discussed the impact of this certification, “The CVA requirements for continuing education not only expand educational…

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VNA Private Care Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award for Ninth Year

The Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) Private Care department announced today that it has received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home…

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Martin Named VNA’s Associate of the Quarter

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast is pleased to announce Matthew Martin, as their newest Associate of the Quarter. As a Help Desk Specialist for the VNA’s IT Department, Martin is tasked with troubleshooting anything from printer malfunctions to phone system failures. In the short time that he has been part of the VNA family, Martin has…

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VNA Home Health, One of Six in State to Achieve Medicare’s Double 5-Star Rating

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Home Health recently achieved high star ratings in quality of patient home health care and patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The non-profit home health agency achieved 5 stars in both categories, making them the only home healthcare agency in Brevard County and one of only six in the state…

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Sellers Named 2017 Associate of the Year

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast is pleased to announce Lisa Sellers, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C has been named VNA’s Associate of the Year. Sellers manages the VNA’s associate wellness program, as well as the VNA’s Health Care on Wheels mobile health clinic. Nominated by her peers for her commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Sellers provides a…

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Ann Marie McCrystal Honored with Distinction Award

Founder and board member of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast, Ann Marie McCrystal, was honored with the Alumnus of Distinction Award from the University of Miami School of Nursing. The School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumnus Distinction Award honors alumni who, through the practice of nursing, have exemplified the professionalism, humanity and citizenship, which bring…

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VNA names Hospice Team Associates of the Quarter

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast announces the team who cared for hospice patients at the special needs shelter during Hurricane Irma as the most recent Associates of the Quarter. The team consisted of VNA employees Paula Ferguson, Barbara Monroe, Sam Marcillon, Kim Smith, Lisa Sparks, Kathy Emborsky, Sue Marsden, Ginny Lange, Brenda Corrall, April Brown, Richard…

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VNA Caregiver Conference recognized at state level

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was recently awarded a prestigious Golden Image Award on behalf of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Their bi-annual community outreach event, the VNA Caregiver Conference, received top honor under the Community Relations category for incorporating sound public relations research and planning, as well as meeting the highest standard of production, execution and evaluation of…

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