New Haven (October 23, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), announced that the 109th Annual Meeting and Community Awards event will be held on Monday, Oct. 28 beginning at 4:30pm at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Thomas Balcezak, MD Senior Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality and Associate Chief of Staff from Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The annual VNA/SCC Awards seek to honor organizations and individuals who have truly worked hand-in-hand with the VNA/SCC toward its mission of providing high-quality health care to those at home and in the community. “We at the VNA/SCC are deeply grateful to our community partners,” said Quinn, “I encourage members of the community to join us to help recognize their contributions and dedication to our mission.”
The President’s Award will go to Edward M. Kennedy Jr. and the VNA Board Volunteer of the Year Award will go to Grace Yin Jenq, MD, Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The 2013 Partnership Award winners are: A. Dennis McBride, MD, MPH, Health Director, Milford Health Department – Homecare Partnership Award; ProHealth Physicians – Corporate Partnership Award; Renee DiNino, Clear Channel Communications – Media Partnership Award; and First Niagara – Community Partnership Award.
The cost to attend is $20 per person. Heavy Hors d' Oeuvres included and a cash bar will be available. To register, call Melissa Healy at 203.859.6054 or Vilma Irizarry at 203.859.6051 by Friday, Oct. 25.
About VNA Health Systems
VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.
Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford, East Haven, and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, (through the Valley United Way and First Niagara Foundation) to those who are in need. The agency employs over 180 staff members, has an average daily census of over 900 patients and makes over 150,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Valley United Way, United Way of Milford, First Niagara, and corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit www.vnascc.org.
CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit www.caresourceinc.org.