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2017 Annual Meeting Held
Community Visiting Nurse Association (CVNA) celebrated its 69th Annual Meeting at the Bridgewater Manor on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  The theme for this year’s meeting was "Embracing the Winds of Change," and the event attracted more than 140 people.  Local health care officials, community providers, members of the staff, Board of Trustees, friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the many accomplishments made throughout 2016.  The keynote speaker was widely acclaimed national motivational comedian Karyn Ruth White, who entertained the audience with her wit, humor and unique insights.

This year’s Marie Gemeroy Award went to was presented to Judy Staats, Patient Care Team Secretary.  The award is the highest honor CVNA bestows upon someone who has gone above and beyond in their performance, support of the organization, or commitment to their patients.  Ms. Staats, of Bridgewater, New Jersey, has been with the organization for five years.  “Her incredible commitment to her teammates and the organization, as well as her willingness to take on new and varied responsibilities, gained her this honor,” stated Alyce Brophy, President/CEO of Community VNA. 

Helping to present the award to Ms. Staats was Lenny Laich, the Board Chair of Community VNS.  Staff members were also recognized for their service anniversaries during the celebration.

Also awarded was the Caroline Krajewski Manney Nursing Scholarship.  This year's recipient was Lais Parichuk of Phillipsburg, NJ, who is studying for her Associate's degree at Warren County College.  

Community Visiting Nurse Association and its Affiliates, Community VNA, Community Home Care and Community Care Hospice, are non-profit home health and hospice providers serving Middlesex and Somerset Counties since 1948 and Warren County since 2014.  They are licensed by the State of New Jersey, certified by Medicare and Medicaid and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  Community VNA provides home health care, hospice care and community care services.