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

Fleming, Brian

Brian Fleming, PT
VNAHSR’s Employee of the Year

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, (VNAHSR), one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, recently announced the Employee of the Year and HEALTH Matters Award Winners. Brian Fleming, PT, was recognized as VNAHSR’s Employee of the Year.

The Employee of the Year Award recognizes an employee whose work exemplifies outstanding performance, service excellence, and demonstration of our core values. In his multiple nominations as Employee of the Year, Brian was recognized for the extraordinary care he provides to his patients every single day. “Brian has repeatedly been described as knowledgeable, superb, efficient, and always on schedule. Brian’s patients express how happy they are that he took the time to explain everything to them and that he has given them some of the best medical information and care they’ve ever received. It’s clear how much pride Brian takes in his work, how he genuinely cares for his patients, and how that care makes such a difference in their lives.”

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. HEALTH Matters award recipients are nominated by their peers for consistently demonstrating the core values of the agency. This year’s winners include: Carly Gould, Billing Specialist, for Honesty; Jocelyn Hay, Physical Therapist Assistant, for Excellence, Lisa Cramer, RN, for Accountability, Rich Marantz, RN, for Leadership, Sharon Cseh, Executive Assistant, for Teamwork, and Ann Pollock, RN, BSN, COS-C,HCS-D, for Helpfulness. Clinical Manager Lyane Adam-Murnaghan received the agency’s Transformational Leader Award, recognizing her for continually striving for excellence while inspiring others towards her vision, and for encouraging her staff to rise to their best.

“The dedication and patient-centered commitment shown by our employees is an inspiration. All employees, no matter what role they play, have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the care we provide our patients,” said Sara C. King, CEO. “We are honored that each of them joins us in our commitment to the health of our communities.”

Clinical Manager Lyane Adam-MurnaghanTransformational Leader Award, for continually striving for excellence while inspiring others towards her vision, and for encouraging her staff to rise to their best
Clinical Manager Lyane Adam-Murnaghan
Transformational Leader Award, for continually striving for excellence while inspiring others towards her vision, and for encouraging her staff to rise to their best
Lisa Cramer, RN, for Accountability
Lisa Cramer, RN, for Accountability
Sharon Cseh, Executive Assistant, for Teamwork
Sharon Cseh, Executive Assistant, for Teamwork
Carly Gould, Billing Specialist, for Honesty
Carly Gould, Billing Specialist, for Honesty
Jocelyn Hay, Physical Therapist Assistant, for Excellence
Jocelyn Hay, Physical Therapist Assistant, for Excellence
Rich Marantz, RN, for Leadership
Rich Marantz, RN, for Leadership
Ann Pollock, RN, BSN, COS-C,HCS-D for helfpfulness
Ann Pollock, RN, BSN, COS-C,HCS-D for helfpfulness

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.