Staff Recognition

On November 2, for the 33rd year, VNA Home Health acknowledged its dedicated employees with a staff recognition program and breakfast.

In addition to awards for years of service, we ask our staff to nominate their colleagues for two very special awards.

Anthony and Sue present the New Employee award to Denise
Anthony and Sue present the New Employee award to Denise

Physical therapist Denise Bilka received the New Employee Award, which acknowledges the indispensable infusions of energy and commitment that the agency’s new employees provide for its patients and staff. Co-workers noted that “Denise is a true professional. She is a great team member who always puts patients first.”

The Employee of Excellence Award honors an employee who always strives for and achieves excellence in his or her job, and demonstrates the highest levels of dedication and commitment. The award was named after retired nurse Grace Roznowski, who continues to be a cherished presence at VNA Home Health. Physical Therapist, and Manager of Clinical Documentation, Marge O’Brien was the recipient of this year’s “Grace Award.” Marge’s co-workers said that… “she is the glue that holds the VNA together. Marge is patient and kind, a joy to work with, and always sees the positive.”

Marge receives her award from Sue, Grace, and Anthony
Marge receives her award from Sue, Grace, and Anthony

VNA Home Health CEO Susan Larman and Board President Anthony Durante were pleased to present the awards to our honored employees. Congratulations to Denise and Marge, and to the following VNA staff members who were honored with service awards for dedicating a significant number of years to VNA Home Health. We’re proud to work with them all.

5 Years of Service
Lynn Biondi, Physical Therapist
Frank DiPietro, Maintenance Coordinator
Tamara Fontaine, Patient Service Manager
Megan Scaccia, Registered Nurse

10 Years of Service
Valerie D’Esposito, Registered Nurse
Renuka Ramkobair, Public Health Nurse
Urschelle Reid, Home Health Coordinator

20 Years of Service
Carole Sheifer, Registered Dietician

25 Years of Service
Margaret Gavagan, Physical Therapist
Marcia Katt, Physical Therapist
Fred Kitzrow, Physical Therapist

35 Years of Service
Susan Caesar, Home Health Coordinator

We hope you enjoy these photos of our award winners, VNA Home Health staff members, and honored guests!

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