RAVNAH names Employee of the Year

RUTLAND - The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) recently recognized retiring home health care aide Anne Broderick, LNA, as its 2009 Employee of the Year.

Broderick, a 19-year employee at RAVNAH, was honored for her uncompromising work ethic and commitment to her patients and their families.

"Anne has always been a strong advocate for those in her care," said Ron Cioffi, R.N., executive director of RAVNAH. "She has gone above and beyond in supporting her patients and received much praise from both families and her peers."

Also honored were recipients of RAVNAH's Health Matters awards, an employee recognition program for service excellence. Employees are chosen and recognized by their peers for outstanding service to the organization and the patients served. Home health care aide Patricia Merrill, LNA received the Honesty award; physical therapy assistant Tonia Fifield, Excellence award; home health care aide Jodi Beauchamp, LNA, Attitude award; long-term care program manager Wendy Daley, BSN and marketing and public relations associate Laura Vien shared the Leadership award; home health nurse Peg Ryan-Heibler, R.N., Teamwork award; and clinical services manager Sandy Eddy, BSN, the Helpfulness award.

The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified, home health agency providing services ranging from highly-technical skilled care to wellness programs in the community.

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