During the Holidays our pet therapy program made a special visit to Chester County Hospital to do a little "pre-holiday therapy" for employees. Our pet therapy plays an important role in our hospice program offering patients and family members love, support and companionship in a time when they need it most.
Neighborhood Health is presented
with a check representing the proceeds from the Angel Tree
by members of the SHINE committee.
Neighborhood Hospice, a division of Neighborhood Health, is proud
to have more than 125 volunteers that regularly provide support,
comfort and companionship to hospice patients and their families.
To honor these volunteers, Neighborhood Health hosted a volunteer
appreciation dinner at Penn Oaks Country Club. Pictured are
just a few members of our impressive volunteer force:
March 28, 2014 - Caring Magazing Nurse of the Year : Sharon Fleming
We are proud of visiting Nurse Sharon Fleming, RN, who has been recognized by Caring Magazine as one of the Caring Nurses of the Year.
April 10, 2013 - Neighborhood Health Gears Up for Chester County Challenge for Cancer
The 15th Annual Chester County Challenge for Cancer is scheduled for Sunday, June 16, 2013. If you would like to ride or volunteer, please click here. Here, you will find detailed maps, videos and more information about the event. Come for yourself, a loved one who is dealing or has dealt with cancer or just to enjoy a community event!
This event is part of the May Festival at Chester County Hospital, and the proceeds from our ride directly benefit the Abramson Cancer Center of Chester County Hospital and Hospice of the Neighborhood Health. The sponsorship this year was, again, very high. That helps us defray costs and has allowed us to contribute sizeable amounts to these two groups.
We hope to see you on June 16th!
November 6, 2012 - Neighborhood Health Named to 2012 HomeCare Elite
Neighborhood Health has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite. This market-leading review names the top 25% of agencies based on performance in the areas of quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial management.
October 14, 2012 - Dilworthtown Inn Wine Festival Check Presentation
Neighborhood Health and the Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital were presented a check for $1,000 from the Amy Woodward Keep It Rolling Foundation. These funds will go to support Neighborhood Hospice and the Hospital's Oncology Program as well as provide scholarships for EMTs and nursing students.
March, 2012 - 100 Year Celebration
Neighborhood Health will be celebrating "A Century of Caring" at their 100th anniversary celebration on September 22. Held from 6-10pm, this celebration will be held at the Sheraton Great Valley and feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, entertainment, a silent auction, raffles and much more. If you are interested in attending or supporting this event, please contact Sara Shoemaker at 610-696-6511 X101 or sshoemaker@NVNACC.com.
March, 2012 - Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller, Director of Quality and Education at Neighborhood Health, has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Best Practices in Homecare and Hospice awards program in the Operations Management category. She will be recognized in April at the PHA Annual Conference at Penn State.
November, 2011 - Debbie Travers, RN
Debbie Travers, RN has successfully completed the certificate for Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Specialist-Clinical exam and has received the Certificate for OASIS Specialist - Clinical (COS-C) designation. OASIS is a quality measure used in home health agencies to enhance care for patients in the home. This exam is the only nationally standardized, psychimetrically validated test that evaluates a clinician's knowledge of CMS's OASIS guidelines.
October 24, 2011 - "The Last Dance" - An article by Amy Silverman Berkowitz, RN
October 12, 2011 - Neighborhood Health Receives a $5,000 Grant for Senior HealthLink Program
Neighborhood Health received a $5,000 grant for its Senior HealthLink Program (SHL) from the Connelly Foundation of Conshohocken, whose mission is to foster learning and improve quality of life for residents of the Greater Philadelphia area. SHL is a unique program founded in 1990 to bring free health assessment, maintenance, and education services to the frail, low-income and Hispanic elderly in Chester County, while providing a home health clinical experience for area nursing students. SHL's mission is to promote optimal health and independence for the frail elderly, facilitate elderly clients remaining in their own home as long as possible, facilitate outreach to low-income and Hispanic elderly, promote home safety measures to prevent accidents, prevent unplanned hospitalizations, lack of treatment, and poly-pharmacy, and provide quality education for and increase cultural awareness of health care students. Grant funds will allow us to increase the number of home visits and community education programs provided by SHL. Neighborhood Health extends our thanks to the Connelly Foundation for its support of this valuable community outreach.
July, 2011 - Chester County Life Article: