July 2016 CHC’s Mary Ndegwa named Home Health Care Clinicians of the Year

Posted on: July 14th, 2016 by Katie


James Fuccione 617-482-8830 jfuccione@hcalliancema.org
Kate Cook, 978-685-4700 Kc@chcnursing.com

Best of Home Health Care Honored at Awards Event
Association Recognizes Home Care Agency Innovators and Exemplary Staff

Boston, MA – The commitment and compassion of the state’s home care industry was on display at the annual Home Care Alliance Innovation Showcase and Star Awards where ten individuals and three home health agency programs were honored for their role in keeping people independent and healthy at home.

“This event is a chance to say thank you to all home care employees through the awards to these individuals who are the shining examples of a very dedicated workforce that is often unheard, but makes an incalculable impact,” said Home Care Alliance Executive Director Patricia Kelleher.

The annual event is a chance to honor and recognize the individuals and organizations from across the state that are providing the best care and utilizing the best and most innovative practices in home care. This year’s event was held at Granite Links Country Club in Quincy with a mix of keynote speakers and a celebration of all levels of staff at a home care organization.

Individual awardees include:

• Home Health Care Clinicians of the Year:
o Anne Luippold, RN, BSN, ONC – Hospice Clinical Director, Salmon VNA & Hospice, Milford, MA
o Michelle Michaud, RN – Nurse, Circle Home Care, Lowell, MA
o Mary NDegwa, RN – Nurse Case Manager, Comfort Home Care, Methuen, MA
• Home Health Care Manager of the Year: Darlene Connolly – Clinical Manager, Steward Home Care, Westwood, MA
• Home Health Physician of the Year: Dr. David Green – Physician, Emerson Hospital Home Care, Concord, MA
• Legislator of the Year: State Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover)
• Home Care Champion: Meg Doherty – CEO, NVNA & Hospice, Norwell, MA
• Leadership & Collaboration Award: Roxanna Harper & Joann Wagner – Clinical Managers, Baystate VNA & Hospice, Palmer and Ware, MA

About the Home Care Alliance:
With a mission to unite people and organizations to advance community health through care and services in the home, the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts is a non-profit trade association and advocacy group representing the state’s home-based health care services. Founded in 1969, the Alliance represents 200 private-pay home care and Medicare-certified home health agencies. For more information, visit www.thinkhomecare.org.

“Comfort Home Care is so honored to have Mary NDegwa, recognized as this year’s clinician of the year. Her hard work and dedication to her patients has not gone unrecognized! Mary we salute your awesomeness!” Kate Moreira, Nurse Manager