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BAYADA Advocates for Medically Fragile Pennsylvanians; Honors State Officials with “Champion” Awards

Posted by Greg Howe

Apr 11, 2014 3:24:00 PM

BAYADADay2014More than 170 BAYADA Home Health Care employees and clients visited the capitol Tuesday to advocate for medically fragile Pennsylvanians.

The seventh annual BAYADA Day in Harrisburg on Tuesday, April 8, was attended by more than 170 BAYADA Home Health Care employees and clients from across Pennsylvania. The celebration included a press event on the steps of the capitol rotunda with the presentation of the first annual BAYADA Home Health Care Champion awards for Pennsylvania to Senator Patricia Vance, Representative Marguerite Quinn, and Secretary of Aging Brian Duke. This new award recognizes state legislators and regulators who have worked diligently to advocate for increased funding and support for home health care services in the Commonwealth.

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, Advocacy

Pa. Govt. "Champions" to be Recognized, Medically Fragile Advocated for on 4/8

Posted by Greg Howe

Apr 4, 2014 4:00:00 PM

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Who:      Senator Patricia Vance, Representative Marguerite Quinn, and Secretary of Aging Brian Duke

What:     Will receive the BAYADA Home Health Care Champion Awards at the seventh annual BAYADA Day

When:    Tuesday, April 8, 11:30 am

Where:   Main Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, Pa.

Why:      The first annual BAYADA Home Health Care Champion Awards were established to recognize those government officials who have consistently supported our mission.

The awards ceremony will be held as a part of the seventh annual BAYADA Day.

The health care system in Pennsylvania is strained. Home health care provides a consumer-focused, cost-effective solution to unsustainable hospitalization and long-term care costs. BAYADA Day is a way to share our concerns and solutions with decision makers in Harrisburg.

Specifically, we will be advocating to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for these three issues:

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, Advocacy

TylaAnn Burger Named BAYADA Hospice Associate Director

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Mar 20, 2014 11:15:00 AM

TylaAnn Burger, BAYADA Hospice 

BAYADA Hospice in Burlington announced that TylaAnn Burger, RN,   CHPCA, has been named associate director, responsible for      leading the team and managing all operations of the office. The  office provides high quality end-of-life services— including clinical,  emotional, social, and spiritual—to adults and seniors throughout  Vermont.

 Burger is the only certified hospice administrator in Vermont.    Hospice administrator certification ensures that a person has  mastered specific competences related to hospice administration,  and demonstrates excellence in the hospice field. 

 “I’m thrilled to welcome TylaAnn to our hospice team,” said Kristin  Barnum, RN, MBA, area director for BAYADA Hospice. “Her exprtise  in regulatory and compliance, operations, and organizational  leadership will help us provide more people with access to the high  quality end-of-life services they deserve.” 

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Topics: BAYADA Hospice

Refer a Nurse to BAYADA and Win $500!

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Mar 11, 2014 4:13:00 PM

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 Learn how you can enter the contest by visiting bayada.com/driveithome

On March 31, BAYADA Home Health Care in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina will give away $500 to one lucky winner who recommends a nurse to the home health care agency.  It’s all a part of the year-long Drive it Home Contest.  Contestants who refer a nurse can earn entries into the quarterly drawing for the cash prize of $500 and for the grand prize of a brand new 2014 Ford Focus!

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, BAYADA, Nursing Jobs

Ann Baiada Receives Uachtarán Award

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Feb 26, 2014 2:25:00 PM

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BAYADA Home Health Care Director Ann Baiada, RN, CRRN, 

(pictured left) received the Uachtarán Award from the Irish American Business Chamber & Network (IABCN) at the 2014 Ambassador Awards, hosted at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Anne And

erson (pictured right), the Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, and more than 400 people watched as the IABCN recognized Baiada as a person of Irish descent who has made a significant civic contribution.

"Ann Claffey Baiada was chosen for the 2014 Uachtarán Award because she personifies the qualities for which our Irish presidents are admired, including her dedication to and support of education,” said William J. McLaughlin, Jr., founder and chairman of the IABCN. “The fortitude she has shown in cultivating educational ideas that are now flourishing is truly a gift from an Irish-American woman. Her work has impacted so many.”

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Topics: Award

BAYADA Acquires Trumpet Behavioral Health in Hawaii

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Feb 4, 2014 3:23:24 PM

Stock_Hawaii_WomanChildBAYADA Home Health Care, a leading provider of home health care services to people of all ages, recently announced that it has acquired Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) in Hawaii.  With locations in eight states, TBH provides behavioral health treatment services for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

As part of the seamless transition, BAYADA offices on the Big Island, Oahu, and Maui now provide home and school-based care to approximately 300 Trumpet clients. There was no interruption in client services and the nearly 350 Trumpet employees have been offered job opportunities with BAYADA.

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Topics: Autism awareness

Win a 2014 Ford Focus!

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Jan 17, 2014 12:33:14 PM

 

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Win this Ford Focus by entering the BAYADA Drive it Home Contest!

The BAYADA Home Health Care offices in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina announce the new Drive it Home Contest, in which one lucky winner will drive home in a brand new 2014 Ford Focus. The contest, which is open to the general public, kicked off on January 6 and runs through December 31, 2014, with the winner being announced on January 2, 2015. Contestants can earn entries toward the grand prize every time they refer a nurse to BAYADA by visiting www.bayada.com/driveithome

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Jobs, home health care nursing

BAYADA Home Health Care Names 2013 Ambassadors of the Year

Posted by Greg Howe

Dec 17, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Marlton resident Rose Sample, a director with the BAYADA Pediatrics Camden County office, has been recognized as the national BAYADA Government Affairs Ambassador of the Year for her outstanding dedication to legislative advocacy on behalf of clients and staff. She was selected out of 137 Ambassadors throughout the organization for this prestigious honor.

Michael Sokoloski from Jermyn, Pa., and Tom Minowicz from Shelby, N. C., were each named as the BAYADA Government Affairs Ambassador of the Year for their respective states. All three winners were honored at a celebratory dinner in Washington, D.C., on December 5.

Ambassadors of the Year Tom Minowicz (NC), Rose Sample (NJ), and Mike Sokoloski (PA) stand with their awards.
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Topics: Home Health Care, government affairs, BAYADA, Advocacy, Dave Totaro

Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes Visits a Home Health Care Patient

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 11, 2013 12:45:00 PM

State Senator Jeff Brandes (St. Petersburg) visited Largo resident Glenda Turley on November 25 to learn about the merits and value of home health care. Turley, who receives state-funded personal care services from BAYADA Home Health Care three days a week, opened her home to Brandes to advocate for Floridians, like her, receiving high-quality, cost-effective care in the home.

Sen. Brandes visiting Largo resident Glenda Turley, who depends on Medicaid home health care services to stay home and out of a facility.“She’s my legs,” Turley said, referring to her certified nursing assistant Morgan Henson, who provides 10 hours of care per week.

Turley is dependent on insulin for her diabetes, and suffers from chronic pain syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and has a history of falls. “Morgan bathes me, clothes me, helps me get up and move around. I depend on her being here,” she added.

Turley receives services under a Medicaid waiver program for Floridians who would otherwise require institutional placement, which would come with a much a higher price tag than a few hours a week of home care services.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Advocacy, Home visit

Mayor Issues Proclamation to BAYADA Home Health Care Office

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 10, 2013 4:59:00 PM

Salisbury Mayor issues proclamation for National Patient Satisfaction Honor

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Topics: Home Health Care, BAYADA, Clinical leadership

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