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BAYADA Hospice Selected as Medicare Care Choices Model Agency

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Jul 22, 2015 10:15:27 AM

BAYADA Hospice today announced that it has been selected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (The CMS Innovation Center) to participate in its Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) demonstration project. Under this program, beginning in January 2016, BAYADA will be able to expand its existing community-based palliative careservices to more patients in Vermont and New Hampshire who are seriously ill. 

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BAYADA Pediatrics Nurse Honored for Clinical Excellence

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Jul 15, 2015 10:45:00 AM

15-73-1565_COM_AlysonBolton_AnnBaiadaAwardAlyson Bolton, center, winner of the Ann Baiada Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership, with BAYADA Director Ann Baiada and BAYADA President and Founder Mark Baiada.

Alyson Bolton, RN, CPN, a transitional care manager with  BAYADA Home Health Care, was recognized with the prestigious Ann Baiada Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. Bolton was honored for exemplifying the highest standards of nursing excellence before more than 2,000 employees at the company’s recent annual awards meeting held in Philadelphia, PA.

“When I heard them call my name I couldn’t believe it, I was in shock,” shared Bolton. “It makes me so proud that people think I do a good job. I work hard and take my job seriously and it’s great to have that recognition.”

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Topics: children with special needs, BAYADA Nurses, Clinical leadership, clinical manager, Transitional Care Manager, BAYADA employees

BAYADA Honors 2015 National Heroes of the Year

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Jun 22, 2015 9:18:28 AM

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On May 30, more than 2,3000 employees gathered at the company’s annual awards meeting in Philadelphia where four health care professionals were recognized as BAYADA’s National Heroes of the Year for consistently demonstrating our core values of compassion, excellence, and reliability.

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Topics: Awards and recognition, Heroes on the Homefront, BAYADA Nurses, Award, BAYADA employees

BAYADA Supports World MS Day

Posted by Jim Armstrong

May 22, 2015 4:28:00 PM

CollageTeam BAYADA participated in 17 Walk MS events in 2015

During World MS Day on May 27 and throughout the rest of the year, BAYADA Home Health Care is dedicated to connecting with the MS community through our partnerships and participation in Walk MS events to show that we are #strongerthanMS.

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Topics: Community outreach, MS

BAYADA Award Recipients Honored for Technological Innovation

Posted by Jim Armstrong

May 20, 2015 1:26:00 PM

BAYADA-Awards-2015-GroupFront (l to r): Ryan Shaw, Margie Molloy, Darla Marks; Back (l to r): Dean Gloria Donnelly, Ann Baiada, Mark Baiada, Michael Ward

The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice provided two $10,000 cash prizes to nurses who have made significant contributions to their field through the development or adoption of a new technology. This year, nurses from Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) and Duke University School of Nursing's Center for Nursing Discovery (CND) received the award, which is sponsored by BAYADA Home Health Care and presented by Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Topics: Awards and recognition

Mark Baiada Inducted Into Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Posted by Jim Armstrong

May 8, 2015 3:27:00 PM

 

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The Rutgers University Alumni Association inducted Founder and President Mark Baiada into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, humanitarian, and innovator.

“Being inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni is the university’s highest honor, bestowed upon only 218 of our graduates in the university’s 250-year history," said Vice President Donna K. Thornton, Alumni Relations, Rutgers University. "What Mark has accomplished by creating, guiding, and growing BAYADA Home Health Care is truly remarkable.”

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Topics: Mark Baiada, Awards and recognition

May is ALS Awareness Month

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Apr 29, 2015 3:48:00 PM

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Client with ALS, Royce C. (seated) with his family and members of his BAYADA care team

As a national partner with The ALS Association, BAYADA Home Health Care is committed to helping increase public awareness about ALS and offering resources and support for those affected by the disease.

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Topics: ALS Association

Home Care Advocates Rally in Harrisburg

Posted by Greg Howe

Apr 27, 2015 1:16:03 PM

Pennsylvania home care providers and clients visit lawmakers to garner support

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BAYADA Home Health Care joined the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) to advocate for fair Medicaid reimbursement rates and the elimination of a home care tax and home care worker registry 

More than 170 BAYADA Home Health Care employees— joined with advocates from the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA), other home care providers, and clients—swarmed the state capitol on Tuesday, April 21, helping to spread the message to legislators that home care is the most affordable and preferred delivery of health services. Organized by PHA, the industry’s lobby day sought to educate and garner support from lawmakers on three key home care issues.

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Topics: Advocacy, PA, Pennsylvania Homecare Association

Hospice: A priceless gift

Posted by Linda Hughes

Apr 14, 2015 4:24:00 PM

BAYADA lightens the burden; helps patient and her family focus on living

Betty with her daughter Ann

Betty Fairchild (right) receives care from BAYADA Hospice in the home of her daughter, Ann Eckroat (left).

On a cool December night, Betty Fairchild, 85, sat in the auditorium of her great-grandson’s school for his holiday choir concert. Hearing that first note when he began singing was a moment that she would cherish, and she hoped he would always remember her presence there.

Despite her heart failure and COPD, Betty was able to venture out in the late fall in a wheelchair, with a fresh tank of oxygen, because of the decision she and her family had made a few months earlier – the decision to enroll in hospice care.

After repeated hospital visits to battle pneumonia, Betty told her family, “I don’t want to go to the hospital any more. I just want to be home.”

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BAYADA Celebrates Partnership with the MS Society

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Feb 27, 2015 2:58:00 PM

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 Photo: BAYADA’s Marketing and Government Affairs Offices show their support for MS Awareness by wearing orange. From left to right: Nicole Onofrio, Lee Dobson, Pete Cellini, Mike Fassino, Anita Weinberg, Louise Lindenmeier, Emma Straub, Tracy Sideris, Dave Totaro, Stephanie Finnel, Laura Ness, Adam Krushinskie Elizabeth Oberer, Angelo Terrana, and Katie Durkin.

BAYADA Home Health Care is partnering with the National MS Society’s Greater Delaware Valley, New Jersey Metro, and Keystone (Western PA) Chapters. As a proud partner, BAYADA supports the MS Society’s mission to raise awareness about MS and to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS by providing quality home health care with comfort, independence, and dignity.

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, BAYADA employees, MS

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