Patient Stories/News

February 16, 2021

Quilts of Valour – Dr. Frederick Coop, Royal Canadian Navy

Quilts of Valour – Canada Society is an organization that recognizes veterans for their dedication, sacrifice, and service to their country.
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Melissa Whitesell-DeGuise

Melissa has been with VNA & Blue Water Hospice since 2018 and was recently honored as a Shining Star. Jessica recognized Melissa as a Shining Star! “She strives to provide the best patient care. Without hesitation, she will work in the field or the Hospice Home, wherever she is needed. […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Haley Rock

In her role at the Blue Water Hospice Home, Haley provides care to patients when their home is no longer an option. She is responsible for carrying out a patient’s individualized plan of care, maintain comfort while navigating the ups and downs of the disease process, and working with the […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Steve McMahon

Steve has been with VNA & Blue Water Hospice since 2016 and was recently honored as a Shining Star. Barb recognized Steve as a Shining Star! “Steve always does whatever needs to be done for our patients. He is always professional, using his quick wit and caring manner to set […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Steve McCorry

As the head of Human Resources, Steve is tasked with being the voice and advocate of the employees. A position he doesn’t take lightly. He says, “I love to help people, whether it be recruiting and selecting talent to orientation or maintaining health and benefit plans.” Prior to coming to […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Barb Lavery

Barb has been with VNA & Blue Water Hospice since 2018 and was recently honored as a Shining Star! Greg recognized Barb as a Shining Star! Barb has gone above and beyond to maintain stable leadership to her team. During this pandemic, the Home Health Care team has had to […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Nancy Klobnak

Prior to sharing her skills with VNA & Blue Water Hospice, Nancy worked many years in a hospital. Her curiosity of the continuum of care had her asking “where is this patient going after leaving us…what kind of care will they receive”. That is when she knew home health care […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Jennica Kelly

VNA & Blue Water Hospice leadership honors staff quarterly through the ‘Shining Star’ program, recognizing the extras they do for each other, their patients, and the community. Before coming to VNA & Blue Water Hospice, Jennica worked in a hospital. Always feeling rushed in that environment, she knew a slower […]
February 1, 2021

Shining Star – Carol Hill

Carol assists patients and families as a community liaison and an LPN on the Home Healthcare Team. She says, “I know this is my life’s purpose; helping them come to terms with their end-of-life diagnosis.” She is an asset by relieving the stress that comes with such a diagnosis, not […]