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Home Care News

Nomination for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year!

Katie Koss and Andrea Calhoun

Congratulations to Andrea Calhoun, BSN, RN on her nomination for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year!
Nurse of the Year recognizes and honors distinguished nurses for their outstanding contributions.

An excerpt from Andrea's nomination-
Andrea cares for fragile oncology families with tremendous psychosocial needs.
She instills a sense of calm and fosters independence by coaching families to recognize problems, provide care, and manage complex situations.

Credo Award winners

Judy Autry and Kathey Milom

Congratulations to Judy Autrey, RN and Kathey Milom, LPN on their VHCS Credo awards this quarter. Below are excerpts from their nominations:

Judy Autrey, RN- Private Duty RN
I would like to recognize Judy Autrey, RN as someone who exhibits credo behavior.  Judy conducts herself professionally when I ask her to obtain the necessary signed MD orders for authorization.  She never growls, scowls, or exhibits a negative attitude when I ask for help.  Judy makes her patient’s needs her highest priority by immediately faxing a pso for the doctor’s signature and staying on it with the MD office until it is back in our hands.  She quickly communicates the return of the needed order to me so that I can get it out the door for authorization in as timely a fashion as I can.  In summary she takes a sense of ownership that we can all be proud of and hope to emulate.

Kathey Milom, LPN- Central Access Coordinator
Kathy Milom, LPN is so good at protecting our patients’ information and being careful before sending anything out. She is also a huge advocate at getting patients placed with other agencies. Her communication on the phone is always clear and to the point. Even when she has to be more aggressive she remains calm and respectful yet firm. She definitely owns her position. You can tell that she takes pride in what she does.