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Jennifer Evrard is BAYADA’s 2024 National RN Hero of the Year

Jennifer Evrard, a registered nurse (RN) with BAYADA Home Health Care on the island of Maui, Hawaii, has been named BAYADA 2024 RN National Hero of the Year for her exceptional impact on the clients she serves.

Jenniver Evrard stands smiling in front of a white background in a red BAYADA branded scrub top, blonde hair pulled back and stethoscope around her neck

Born and raised in a Mohawk community of Quebec, Evrard worked 20+ years as a hospital nurse before moving to the west side of Maui, where she now provides community nursing to help individuals stay safe and independent at home.

Evrard supports kūpuna (elders) like Arsenio and Victoria Jacinto, who have experienced multiple health challenges over the years, from COVID-19 to cardiopulmonary disease to diabetes management.

Already considered a community hero, Evrard rose to her greatest challenge in response to Lahaina’s devastating, hurricane-fueled wildfire where, tragically, many lives and homes were lost.

Evrard continues to provide hope for her clients as they overcome fire-related health complications and settle into new homes. Evrard is helping to heal Lahaina.

Celebrated as BAYADA’s 2024 RN National Hero of the Year in Philadelphia, PA, Evrard thanked everyone in attendance and dedicated her award to her role models, her mom and grandma.

“I am incredibly honored and overwhelmed with gratitude to be selected for this award! Everyone at this amazing company is so supportive. They are my dream team, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. I truly love what I do!”

— Jennifer Evrard, RN, BAYADA Nurse


“If you have had home health nursing in Lahaina in the past ten years, Jennifer has been your nurse. She can’t leave her house without crossing paths with someone she has helped over the years.

After the Lahaina fire, with a BIG heart and her trunk full of supplies, Jennifer provided roadside first aid and nursing care anywhere she could. We are so proud to have her on our team!”

— Gabe Givnish, BAYADA Director

What makes Jennifer Evrard a Hero

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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