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Jennifer Feller is BAYADA’s 2024 LPN National Hero of the Year

Jennifer Feller, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) with BAYADA Pediatrics in Rock Hill, SC, has been named BAYADA 2024 LPN National Hero of the Year for her excellent care and passion for people.

Jennifer Feller stands, smiling, in front of a white background in a red BAYADA branded scrub top with her brown hair pulled back and a stethoscope around her neckFeller's impact as a nurse is exemplified by her touching relationship with Alexander Martinez, a young man who sustained a life-changing wrestling injury that left him with quadriplegia at just 14 years old. Feller's skill and ability helps to empower clients like him to feel like themselves, even as they negotiate daunting health challenges.

With Feller's nursing care, Martinez and his family found solace and support and reclaimed a sense of normalcy and identity. Her genuine warmth and understanding nature created a safe and nurturing environment where Martinez could thrive, fostering a bond that extends beyond traditional nurse-patient relationships.

Recognized as BAYADA’s 2024 LPN National Hero of the Year in Philadelphia, PA, Feller reflected on the meaningful career path that has become her life’s work.


“Receiving this award reaffirms that I'm fulfilling my mission to improve the lives of others every day. My journey began with my very first client, whose life was transformed by home care nursing, and in turn, transformed mine.”

— Jennifer Feller, BAYADA Licensed Practical Nurse


“To her clients, Jennifer is more than a nurse; she is a steadfast companion, a source of strength, and a beacon of hope. Jennifer’s optimism is unyielding, her determination unwavering, and her advocacy relentless.”

— Jenni Cairns, BAYADA Director

What makes Jennifer Feller a Hero

BAYADA Pediatrics provides nursing care at home and school for children from birth through adolescence with a wide range of complex medical needs. Nurses receive age and diagnosis-specific training, including tracheostomy and ventilator care.

BAYADA Home Health Care Hero Program

The National Hero of the Year Award is part of BAYADA’s Hero Program, which recognizes and rewards those who exceed the highest standards of quality care and work ethic at an office, division, and national level. Heroes can be nominated by their colleagues and clients. All BAYADA employees and clients can nominate any registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, home health aide, therapist, or other professional caregivers.

Visit bayada.com for more information about home health care services, or to join BAYADA’s community of compassionate caregivers apply today at jobs.bayada.com

About the Author

Founded in 1975 by Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada, BAYADA has become a trusted leader in providing a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages. BAYADA remains true to Mark’s commitment to purpose by finding, training, and supporting employees who take pride and find joy in healing and helping.

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