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18 Year-Old BAYADA Client Michael Nichols Opens Up about Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Sep 19, 2016 11:42:16 AM


Michael Nichols was serverely injured during a hockey game, but still looks to the game as well as his BAYADA caregivers for strength and hope. 

September is National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Month. When assistive care client Michael “Mikey” Nichols of New Brunswick, NJ sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 18, he had to reimagine what his life would look like in a big way.

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Drexel University Announces 2017 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Sep 7, 2016 2:02:33 PM


Mark and Ann Baiada at the 2016 BAYADA Home Health Care Speaker Series at Drexel University’s
College of Nursing and Health Professions

The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Health Care Education and Practice was established in 2004 in recognition of health care providers who have made significant contributions to education or practice through the development or adoption of new technologies.

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BAYADA Client, Sports Broadcaster, and SCI Advocate Eric LeGrand Speaks Up During National Spinal Cord Injury Month

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Sep 6, 2016 10:42:05 AM



BAYADA Client Eric LeGrand

September is National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Month. We recently caught up with BAYADA Client Eric LeGrand—a former member of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights football team and SCI advocate.

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91-year-old Places First in His BAYADA Regatta Race--Despite Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Aug 15, 2016 5:43:15 PM


Dr. Ned Goodrich accepts his medal with his son, Alfred

With the heat index hovering around 110 degrees, retired surgeon Ned Goodrich brought a whole different kind of heat to the 35th annual all-adaptive BAYADA Regatta on Saturday, August 13. The 91-year-old from Ardmore placed first in his race. For him, rising above daunting challenges has become a way of life, and he has faced much more serious opponents in the past.

He’s battled three kinds of cancers, a heart attack, and a series of small strokes, but it was a massive stroke in 1980 that left him unable to continue his practice. After years of therapy, he was able to regain his motor skills. Rowing was one of the activities that helped him get stronger, and he continues to row each day in his basement.

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Topics: BAYADA Regatta

BAYADA Employees Raise $4,000 for Ronald McDonald House: Muppet-themed room dedicated in honor of Mark Baiada

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Aug 4, 2016 12:43:54 PM


Left to right: Director of Headquarters at BAYADA, Ann Baiada, Sherrie Duval and her daughter Aleksandra, Jamie Buttler muralist/artist, and BAYADA Founder and President, Mark Baiada 

Inspired by BAYADA Home Health Care’s Founder and President, Mark Baiada, as well in the spirit of giving, BAYADA’s Employee Council Chair, Carol Quinn, and her team of employees raised funds to create a Muppet-themed room at the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. The council then coordinated a surprise ribbon-cutting ceremony where Mark Baiada and his wife Ann were present, along with the family who was going to stay in the remodeled room.

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BAYADA Pediatrics Nurse Raises Funds and Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jul 1, 2016 4:11:23 PM


BAYADA Pediatrics nurse Candice Morris had her head shaved to honor children who lose their hair from cancer. 

Each year St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosts an event sponsored by Nemours Children’s Health System for participants to shave their heads to honor children losing their hair to cancer. Candice Morris, a cancer survivor and BAYADA Pediatrics nurse from Delaware, showed her support during the event at Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington, DE.

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Mark and Ann Baiada Named 2016 Legacy of Giving Honorees

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jul 1, 2016 3:56:02 PM



BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President Mark Baiada  and his wife, Director Ann Baiada. 

Mark and Ann Baiada are being honored by the Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) for their philanthropic efforts. The Legacy of Giving Award is for South Jersians who devote time and money to charitable causes. An event will be held in October at The Community House in Moorestown, NJ  where Mark and Ann will be awarded during the Legacy of Giving Award Dinner.

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BAYADA Founder and President to Gift Company to New Foundation to Perpetuate Mission

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Jun 28, 2016 5:20:42 PM


BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President J. Mark Baiada 

BAYADA Home Health Care, one of the nation’s largest privately-held home health care companies, today announced that it will restructure its ownership and governance through an initiative known as “The Lasting Legacy Plan.” BAYADA Founder and President J. Mark Baiada, along with his family, will gift the company to a newly created non-profit foundation that will become the organization’s majority owner over the next three to five years. BAYADA will remain a private company, primarily owned by the Foundation, with a small portion of ownership also shared among family members and eligible employees.

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Topics: The BAYADA Way, Mark Baiada, BAYADA, Donate

Philadelphia Inquirer Publishes Article about BAYADA's Plans to Be Here in 100 Years

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Jun 28, 2016 12:29:04 PM


Founder and President Mark Baiada has discussed the future of the company with his family for many years. Photo: Ed Hille, Inquirer Staff Photographer

Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article about Founder and President Mark Baiada's decision to gift BAYADA Home Health Care to a foundation.

"It’s hard to have a hereditary system that produces the competencies required to meet the demands of the public and the organization," said Baiada.

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Topics: Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care, Donate

BAYADA Caregivers Speak in DC at Unveiling of New, Groundbreaking Report on Home Care

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jun 16, 2016 1:20:35 PM


Left to right: BAYADA Practice Leader of Assistive Care Services Matt Kroll, Lynn Wright, daughter of a BAYADA patient, BAYADA Certified Nursing Assistant and 2015 National Hero of the Year Tracey Read, Client Services Manager of the Shelby, NC office Amber Mitchell, and BAYADA Associate Director Lauren Hirsch 

On Wednesday, June 15, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) unveiled a report titled, Caring for America’s Seniors: The Value of Home Care. 

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Topics: Nursing, BAYADA Nurses, BAYADA employees

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