New Haven (February 19, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE, will serve as Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. Other leadership at the event will include Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr. and Co-Hosts Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio.
The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.
Karyn Buxman is a speaker, nurse and comedienne who delivers insights cleverly disguised as humor. She shares with folks from the world of healthcare how to think with an amazed and amused mind, how to love with an amazed and amused heart, and how to live with an amazed and amused spirit. She is seriously funny when she talks about success and significance and she is committed to humor for health and profitability.
From professional nurse to professional speaker, from the ANA to the NSA, from Lifetime Achievement Award Winner to inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame, Karyn Buxman knows humor, healthcare, and personal success. She delivers inspiring life lessons in a fun, laugh-out-loud kind of way that is powerful, practical and memorable.
“We are very excited to welcome Karyn Buxman as the Keynote Speaker for this year’s Nightingale Awards,” says VNA/SCC President & CEO John Quinn, “her unique and humorous perspective on the nursing profession will provide inspiration and validation for our honored nurses, as well as light-hearted entertainment for our attendees.”
For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.
To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054. You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.
About VNA Health Systems
VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.
Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, through United Way funding, to those who are in need. The agency employs over 230 staff members, has an average daily census of over 1,000 patients and makes over 170,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, local United Way organizations, corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit www.vnascc.org.
CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit www.caresourceinc.org.