Department of the Month
Everyone knows that the Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice provides excellent care for patients in our community, in the comfort of their own homes.
What they may not know is that, under the direction of Nancy Beck, RN, the Director of AVNA and Hospice, this staff of 82 Colleagues and 15 volunteers is one of the most compassionate and devoted teams anywhere.
Nancy said approximately 350 patients are provided with home health care every month; folks who know that they can trust the competent, caring staff of AVNA and Hospice to meet their most vital health needs in the comfort and privacy of home.
Tara Hertel, RN, who transferred to AVNA from another facility in 2006, said she was "amazed at the size of our department and the complexity of the patients we serve. Our staff has a vast background of experience and we work well as a team."
AVNA and Hospice receive a variety of services including comprehensive therapy and specialized clinical nursing programs.
Nancy explained that the team provides these services by going above and beyond standard duties and always asking what more they can do for our patients.
"Providing Christmas gifts and holiday meals to less fortunate patients is one of many examples of the team taking that extra step to help and serve our patients," she said.
Additionally, Beck said AVNA and Hospice provides a great atmosphere, which truly nurtures not only patients, but also colleagues.
Deb Wagner, RN said, "AVNA and Hospice is a great place to work. We work as a cohesive team and we are most like a family."
Congratulations to the AVNA and Hospice for being the well-deserved recipients of the Department of the Month distinction in April.