VNA & Hospice honors employees


RUTLAND — Sharon Davis, a specialist with the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, has been named the organization's employee of the year. Davis was also among the 38 employees recognized for years of service, with 35 years on the job.

The Employee of the Year Award recognizes an employee whose work exemplifies the values of respect and dignity of the individual, excellence, honesty and fairness, stewardship of resources, and teamwork. "Sharon is one of the unsung heroes among us," VNA & Hospice said in a media release. "She is always willing to help others no matter what the problem and has gone above and beyond (many) times."

Other award recipients were honored as part of the HEALTH Matters recognition program, an agency-wide initiative whose recipients emulate the core values of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Leadership, Teamwork, and Helpfulness. All recipients were nominated by their colleagues.

Receiving HEALTH Matters awards were Alicia Elwood, an LPN in the CarePlus program; Dustin Cummings, a physical therapy assistant; Nancy Houghton, a physical therapist; Juli House, registered nurse and clinical manager of the agency's Manchester location; Curtis Bourque, a project assistant; and Eileen Allen, a customer service associate.

The agency recognized all staff with the Unforgettable Award to recognize the impact the staff has on the health of community.

"The dedication and patient-focused commitment shown by our employees is an inspiration. All of our employees, no matter where they work in the organization, have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the care we provide our patients," said Ron Cioffi, CEO of the VNAHSR. "We are honored that each of them joins us in our mission and commitment to the health of our communities."



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