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Pastoral Care Week Shines Spotlight on Hospice Spiritual Support Counselors

Posted by Linda Hughes

Oct 10, 2014 2:58:00 PM

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“Some people may just need a person to sit and be present with them,” explained BAYADA Hospice Spiritual Support Counselor Constance Moser, M.Div. Moser began working in hospice care four years ago. She is part of a multidisciplinary team that cares for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals at the end of life.

While all hospice team members are essential in ensuring a patient and their family experience quality of life, October 19 begins Pastoral Care Week, a week to highlight the myriad ways spiritual caregivers provide support to the members of our communities. Even though she is an ordained Protestant pastor, Moser provides spiritual support to individuals of all different faiths, and often those who don’t have a specific faith at all.

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Mark Baiada Receives Margaret O’Brien MNCHA Leadership Award

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Oct 2, 2014 4:20:00 PM

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During the annual Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) meeting, the Margaret O’Brien MNCHA Leadership Award was presented to BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President Mark Baiada. The award represents the gold standard of home health care leadership and service in Maryland, and is given to a MNCHA member who best exemplifies Margaret O’Brien’s leadership and service qualities in home health, private duty, or the home medical equipment industry at the local, state, or national level.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Mark Baiada, Awards and recognition, BAYADA Home Health Care, BAYADA, Award

BAYADA Hospice Fulfills World War II Veteran’s Ultimate Wish

Posted by Linda Hughes

Sep 30, 2014 11:16:50 AM

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John Coffrin preparing for take-off and surrounded by BAYADA Hospice employees and
volunteers (from left): Brigid Rice, Faye Potwin, Jeanette Leavitt, and Bailey Leavitt.

“Christmas came early for me this year,” said 87-year old John Coffrin, a BAYADA Hospice patient, World War II veteran, and former private pilot, after he deplaned from a 20-minute flight at Lebanon Municipal Airport in New Hampshire.

John has always been obsessed with flying. Just two weeks earlier, when speaking to his hospice team members during a “life review” about experiences that would be important to him as he prepared for the end of his life, John mentioned his desire to experience flight and go up in a plane one last time – but he didn’t think it would be possible. Wanting to make one of his last wishes a reality, BAYADA Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Christiane Dionne jumped into action.

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Topics: BAYADA Hospice

BAYADA to Host Pediatric Home Health Care Nursing Career Open House

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Sep 19, 2014 11:11:00 AM

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BAYADA Hosts Pediatric Home Health Care Nursing Career Open House

National event to celebrate Pediatric Nurses Week

In honor of Pediatric Nurses Week, more than 60 BAYADA Pediatrics offices across the country will be holding a career open house on Thursday, October 9 for nurses interested in caring for children in the home. Pediatric experience is a plus, however free training is available for adult nurses who want to transition to pediatrics.

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BAYADA Home Health Care Names National Heroes of the Quarter

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Sep 9, 2014 9:25:00 AM

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Top L-R: Kathryn Whalen, Sun Kim, and Miatta Kamara. Bottom L-R: Shumoo-Ah (Jack) Sanford-Benevides, Denitra Hedgepeth, and David Hill.

BAYADA Home Health Care recently named six recipients as their National Heroes for the second quarter, chosen by a panel of national judges for exceptionally displaying the core values of The BAYADA Way—compassion, excellence, and reliability.

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Nurse Wins $500 in Drive it Home Referral Contest!

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Aug 7, 2014 10:49:16 AM

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The BAYADA Pediatrics Asheville staff with Drive it Home Contest winner and colleague Rachel Chu, RN. Pictured (from l to r) Client Services Manager Daniel Steelman, Client Services Manager Sue Randall, Rachel, and Client Services Manager Tinesha Burr.

BAYADA Pediatrics Nurse Rachel Chu was recently named the second of four quarterly $500 winners in the BAYADA Drive it Home Contest, a yearlong referral-based campaign to recruit high-quality nurses throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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Topics: BAYADA Pediatrics, careers in home health care, jobs with BAYADA, adult nursing, BAYADA employees

33rd Annual All-Adaptive BAYADA Regatta for Athletes with Disabilities

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Aug 6, 2014 11:08:00 AM

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When 17-year-old Brett Leatherwood of Fort Washington, PA told his parents he wanted to “row in a boat,” they were astonished. Leatherwood, who has autism, had watched rowers from the banks of the Schuylkill River, including his older brother Donald, for years, but never showed interest in participating. However, thanks to his family and Philadelphia Adaptive Rowing (PAR), Leatherwood, now 21, has been able to not only ‘row in a boat,’ but compete for four consecutive years in the BAYADA Regatta.    

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Mark and Ann Baiada Receive Honorary Degrees from Drexel University

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jul 31, 2014 11:03:00 AM

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Ann and Mark Baiada receive the degree of doctor of humane letters at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President Mark Baiada and his wife, Director Ann Baiada, RN, CRRN, received the degree of doctor of humane letters, honoris causa during a 2014 commencement ceremony for graduates of the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia.

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Topics: Ann Baiada, Mark Baiada, Award

Associate Director Named at BAYADA Hospice in Media, PA

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jul 30, 2014 11:55:00 AM

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BAYADA Hospice in Media, PA named Sherri Hewlings-Kopec as associate director.

BAYADA Hospice in Media, Pennsylvania named Sherri Hewlings-Kopec, RN, MSN as associate director, responsible for leading and managing all operations of the Media hospice office. Serving Chester, Delaware, and Philadelphia counties, the office provides quality end-of-life services—including clinical, emotional, social, and spiritual support—to adults and seniors.

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Topics: PA, BAYADA Hospice

Ann Baiada Receives Nursing Hall of Fame Award

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jul 24, 2014 10:26:00 AM

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Ann Baiada receives a Hall of Fame Award.

BAYADA Home Health Care Director Ann Baiada, RN, CRRN received a 2014 Hall of Fame Award from Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing in Pennsylvania. In celebration of their centennial anniversary, the school launched the Hall of Fame Award, which is presented to distinguished alumni who inspire the next generation of nurses through their advanced education and leadership positions.

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Topics: Ann Baiada, Awards and recognition

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