Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
In honor of her leadership in home health care, Bronwyn Calkins, RN, BSN, MBA, Vice President of Home Health at Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty was awarded the Lillian O’Brien Home Care Supervisor Award by the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH). The Lillian O’Brien Home Care Supervisor Award recognizes home health supervisors who achieve supervisory and quality excellence.
Bronwyn Calkins is responsible for Pathways Home Heath, Hospice, & Private Duty’s home health division which cares for over 350 patients a day. During her five years at Pathways Bronwyn has used her knowledge of the home health care model to supervise seven different initiatives including improving quality scores, garnering HomeCare Elite status, and introducing four different chronic care programs.
“This award is well deserved recognition for Bronwyn Calkins outstanding contributions to Pathways and the entire field of home health,” said Georgia Rock, chief operating officer at Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty. “Bronwyn is a rare combination of nurse and administrator who is always capable of seeing new possibilities. She excels in managing staff while introducing programs that help us care for our patients and keep us flexible for the rapid changes in healthcare.”
The California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) is the leading statewide home care association in the nation and the voice of home care for the western United States. Founded in 1966, CAHSAH represents more than 537 members and 850 offices that provide direct care in patient’s homes. Their members include Medicare-certified home health agencies, licensed home health agencies, hospices, private duty organizations, home medical equipment providers, home infusion pharmacy providers and interdisciplinary professional services.
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 36 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.
Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2012 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.
For more information about Pathways services, bereavement services, grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1.888. 755.7855 or visit http://www.pathwayshealth.org/.
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