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Contractor Donates Day of Service to Remodel Home of Teen with Special Needs

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

May 28, 2019 4:36:14 PM


BAYADA Client Gabby reacts to her newly remodeled bedroom while marketing specialist Natalie Simmons, contractor Scott D'Antonio, and mom Sarah look on. 

On a sunny, winter afternoon, Gloucester County, NJ resident Sarah P. picked up her daughter Gabby from the school bus and drove a short distance to the home of her parents. While Gabby enjoyed Grandma and Grandpa’s love and attention, Sarah had ulterior motives for the unexpected mid-afternoon visit. She didn’t want Gabby to know that a team of electricians, painters, and contractors had literally taken over her home, adding beautiful aesthetic touches to her daughter’s bedroom and the hall bathroom and, most importantly, creating a safer environment.

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Topics: children with special needs, BAYADA Pediatrics, BAYADA Home Health Care, Pediatric care

BAYADA Simulation Program Earns the Pinnacle Award for Collaboration in Education

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Aug 1, 2018 11:17:03 AM


Pictured (from l to r) are Laerdal National Account Manager Robert Reedy, Laerdal Program Development Manager Robert Rupert, Laerdal President David Johnson, BAYADA Division Director Recruitment and Retention Michael Ward, BAYADA Senior Associate Adam Satko, BAYADA Director Pediatric Simulation Operations Heather Kuzara, RN, BSN, CHSE, BAYADA Clinical Simulation Lead Adult Nursing Angie Shaw, RN, BSN, and Associate Director Adult Nursing Jessica Rosofsky.

Laerdal Medical Corporation, a world leader in providing training, education, and therapy products for lifesaving and emergency care, presented BAYADA Home Health Care with the Pinnacle Award for Collaboration in Education (PACE). BAYADA received this prestigious honor for demonstrating excellence in innovative simulation programs to help save lives and improve patient care.  BAYADA is a national provider of care at home to children, adult, and seniors.

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Topics: Simulation Lab Training, Home Care Nursing, BAYADA Pediatrics

BAYADA Announces Winner of National Nursing Excellence Award

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Jun 5, 2018 3:48:45 PM


Pictured  are BAYADA CEO David Baiada, Cristina Gomes, former BAYADA Director Ann Baiada, and BAYADA Chairman Mark Baiada

Cristina Gomes, BSN, RN, a clinical manager with BAYADA Home Health Care, was recently recognized with the prestigious Ann Baiada Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. Gomes was honored for exemplifying the highest standards of nursing excellence before more than 2,000 employees at the company’s annual awards meeting held in Charlotte, NC.

“It is an honor to be the recipient of this year’s Ann Baiada Award,” said Gomes as she accepted the recognition from the award’s namesake, former BAYADA Director Ann Baiada. “Thank you to my BAYADA family for believing in me, for pushing me to be the best, and for making it so enjoyable to come to work every day.”

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Topics: Pediatrics, BAYADA Pediatrics, Ann Baiada, Pediatric jobs

BAYADA Names 2018 Registered Nurse Hero of the Year

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

May 29, 2018 2:09:16 PM



Pictured during BAYADA;s Annual Awards Weekend Hero of the Year celebration are CEO David Baiada, David Stratton, Joanne Stratton, Registered Nurse Hero of the Year Mathew Gunkel, former Director Ann Baiada, and Chairman Mark Baiada.

Mathew Gunkel, RN, was recognized as the national Registered Nurse Hero of the Year by BAYADA Home Health Care, a leading provider of in-home care. Chosen from among thousands of nominees, Gunkel accepted the prestigious award for exemplifying the highest standards of care before more than 2,000 employees at the company’s annual awards meeting held on May 19 in Charlotte, NC. The award was presented by BAYADA CEO David Baiada.

“Mat is a magical mix of the ultimate professional and friend to his pediatric patients,” said BAYADA Clinical Educator Chantel Denny. “He jumps in with enthusiasm and a laser focus to help his young patients reach their full potential.”

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Topics: BAYADA Pediatrics, award

BAYADA Pediatrics Nurse Residency Program Earns Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Jan 29, 2018 4:10:42 PM


The Pediatric RN Residency Program offers simulation lab training, which uses computerized manikins that mimic real-life medical emergencies

The BAYADA Pediatrics Registered Nurse (RN) Residency Program recently earned accreditation with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). BAYADA is the only home care company to achieve accreditation.

BAYADA Pediatrics, a specialty practice of BAYADA Home Health Care, provides nursing care at home and school for children from birth through adolescence with a wide range of complex medical needs. BAYADA introduced the RN Residency Program in 2014 with the goal of preparing recent nurse graduates to transition into a professional nursing role in pediatric home care. In 2017, BAYADA expanded the Residency Program to include recent Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) graduates.

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Topics: Pediatric Nurse Residency Program, Home Care Nursing, BAYADA Pediatrics

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