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Jessica M. Fredette Named Human Resources Director at VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Bernadette Robin 802.770.1520 |

RUTLAND, VT (February 23, 2021) – The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region welcomes Jessica M. Fredette as the agency’s Human Resources Director. Fredette joins the agency with 11 years of experience and will oversee human resources operations for the entire organization.

“There is no doubt these are challenging times for all healthcare organizations and outstanding leadership skills are needed now more than ever,” said Ron Cioffi, RN, and CEO of the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR). “We are pleased to have Ms. Fredette join the agency and our leadership team.”

In her role, Fredette will oversee the staffing, compensation, benefits, and employee relations activities for one of the largest home health and hospice agencies in the state. Also, Fredette will be responsible for employee engagement and retention across Bennington and Rutland Counties.

Fredette received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Castleton University and a Master of Science degree in human resource management from Capella University. She has extensive experience in administration processes, employee relations, and leading cultural change.

Before joining the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, Fredette held leadership positions at organizations throughout the region, most recently as Human Resources Director at Mack Molding Company in Arlington, VT.

“I’m excited to be working in my hometown to help support an organization that provides such valuable services to our friends and families,” said Fredette. “I look forward to working with the dedicated employees of the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region and the leadership team to help guide and shape the future of the agency.

About the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Founded in Rutland, Vermont, the VNAHSR has grown to include locations throughout Bennington and Rutland Counties. VNAHSR is a non-profit, Medicare-certified home health and hospice agency delivering a wide range of advanced medical care with compassion, dependability, and expertise to people of all ages.

With office locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 300 trusted health professionals and caregivers committed to providing exceptional care to patients and families.

Proud of our national reputation for quality care, VNAHSR is highly rated for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite, a market-leading review that identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.