MILWAUKEE, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association honored donors, caregivers and friends of the VNA from across southeast Wisconsin during the home health and hospice agency's annual meeting.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was recognized as corporate friend of the year for its support of Aurora VNA's pediatric program.
"The relationship between Aurora VNA and Children's Hospital has been critical to the success of our pediatric programs," said Candace Hennessy, president of Aurora VNA.
"I would like to thank Children's for its longstanding support of our mission to meet the home care needs of children, from newborns to teenagers, who have chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, asthma and cystic fibrosis and who rely on Aurora VNA caregivers to help them stay at home and out of the hospital."
In addition to home infusion therapies, home medical equipment and transitional services, the Aurora VNA provides a variety of specialty programs, including pediatric hospice, to meet the individual needs of our patients and families.
Hennessy also stressed the role that community members play in supporting Aurora VNA's mission.
"Patient-centered care is at the heart of what we do each day as we enter families' homes. But we are not alone in our mission. We are fortunate to have friends, family members and volunteers who are an integral part of our team," Hennessy said.
Among those individuals honored were:
Norrie Daroga of Bayside received the Sarah Boyd Award, which is given to Aurora VNA's donor of the year in recognition of his philanthropic support to the organization. Sarah Boyd created the VNA to "give skilled nursing care and health instruction to the sick in their homes regardless of race, color, creed or ability to pay."
|SOURCE Aurora Health Care|
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