Peninsula Home Care Congratulates Dawn Gears on her Promotion to Account Manager, Community Liaison for Worcester CountyPublished on - March 14, 2019
SALISBURY, MD – Peninsula Home Care, a locally owned and operated home health care agency providing award winning skilled care to patients on the Lower Shore since 1985, is pleased to announce Dawn Gears, LPN, transitioning to the role of account manager/community liaison for Worcester County.
“With Dawn’s background in nursing and her familiarity with the patients, she is well positioned to initiate education at bedside in the hospital or rehabilitation facility before they are discharged and transitioned to home care,” said Barbara Murray, Peninsula Home Care Maryland branch director. “We know ultimately know this will help prevent readmissions to the hospital because patients will be better prepared to be a part of their plan of care to manage their conditions and speed the recovery process.”
Dawn’s responsibilities as account manager/community liaison include regular visits to physician offices, nursing homes and rehab facilities to transition patients to home care, working closely with PHC clinical managers who handle the start of care for new patients and building partnerships with community organizations and local businesses.
“I am excited about my new role and look forward to helping patients understand the why behind their plan of care,” said Gears. “If they don’t fully comprehend why they need to follow their care plan, there is a greater chance for non-compliance and readmissions. I am fully committed to being a part of the full circle of care for patients and making connections for them – because I know it works.”
Dawn graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Business Management. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown, Delaware with her LPN certificate.
Dawn lives in Berlin with her husband Nathan Gears. When not on the job, Dawn enjoys traveling, gardening and trying new wines.
About Peninsula Home Care
Providing care for more than 30 years, Peninsula Home Care, in Salisbury, Maryland, ensures that all patients are involved in their plan of care and strives to give them every opportunity to maintain their independence in the home. The agency has served more than 39,000 patients on Delmarva and was designated as a Peninsula Regional Medical Center preferred home care provider in 2017. For more information, visit www.peninsulahomecare.com.