Your gift makes YES possible.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Announces Employees of the Quarter

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, (VNAHSR), one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, recognized Jeff Leake, PTA as Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Melissa (Missy) Brown, HR Generalist as Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter.

Employees of the Quarter are selected from nominations submitted by peers and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their typical job duties and best reflect the agency values of honesty, excellence, accountability, teamwork, leadership, and helpfulness.

Clinical Employee of the Quarter Leake was honored for his support of his co-workers and his commitment to demonstrating helpfulness by sharing solutions to overcome challenges. A team member recently expressed that a particular challenge they faced would not have been overcome, but for Leake’s persistence in helping to find a solution.

Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter Brown was recognized for helpfulness and teamwork. In her nomination, Brown was praised by a co-worker for her thoroughness and attention to detail. “Missy is always a huge help, assisting however she can and being a resource to myself and other employees.”

“Jeff and Missy exemplify our values that set the standard for how we treat our patients, our colleagues and our community,” said Jessica Fredette, Chief Human Resources Officer. “All employees, no matter what their role here, have an opportunity to have a positive impact on the patients and services we provide. We are honored that these outstanding employees join us in our mission of serving our community.”

 “We consider our employees our most valuable resource and recognizing their good work is an integral part of our culture,” said Sara C. King, CEO. “I’m proud to have Jeff and Missy as part of our team, and I’m grateful for their continued dedication to providing the best home health care in Vermont.”

 Melissa Brown
Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter 

Jeff Leake
Clinical Employee of the Quarter

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 regional offices in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 250 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 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite. This market-leading review identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.