Peninsula Home Care Salutes Nurses for Improving Health Care Across the NationPublished on - May 11, 2016
SALISBURY, MD – The fastest growing occupation in healthcare across the nation is that of “Registered Nurse.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that registered nurse employment will grow at a rate of 26 percent between 2010 and 2020 thanks to higher healthcare demands from aging Baby Boomers.
“We have seen this scenario play out over the last three years as demand for nursing services has doubled,” said Nancy Bagwell, Area Director of Operations for Peninsula Home Care. “What is very interesting is how RN service needs are growing. Baby Boomers are younger and fitter than the generation ahead of them, so they have more issues with activity-based injuries like bicycle falls, as well as ‘repair’ surgeries such as knee replacements. Our own registered nursing staff has grown and we continue to seek additional RN team members.”
Every year, National Nurses Week, which this year begins May 6, focuses attention on the diverse ways America’s 3.1 million registered nurses work to save lives and improve the health of millions of individuals. The first day of the week is designated as RN Recognition Day and the final day, May 12, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.
Nursing has undoubtedly evolved over time with the introduction of cutting edge technology and specialty nursing professions such as medical-surgical nurses, labor and delivery nurses, ICU nurses and home health care nurses.
Home Health Care Nurses – Passionate about Putting the Patient First
There is no one on site for a home health nurse to turn to for a second opinion while treating a patient in the home. Peninsula Home Care nurses partner with the patient and caregiver to better understand medications, how to safely navigate in the home and develop an individualized plan of care in coordination with the physician.
“What puts a smile on the faces of our home care nurses? Seeing patients achieve their goals and provide support to the patient and family to help them from beginning to end,” said Bagwell. “We are there helping them through difficult times and they become like family. We share in their success and in their setbacks. I think Florence Nightingale would be pleased with the quality of care provided by our home care nurses.”
Excellence at work in Salisbury, Seaford and Ocean Pines – “PHC Nurse of the Year”
Marcy Burke – Seaford Branch
Marcy is a registered nurse and case manager for the Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke, Seaford branch office. Colleagues refer to her as dedicated, compassionate, energetic and knowledgeable. Marcy is touted for her willingness to go above and beyond and being a team player by promoting and supporting other disciplines in the field. She is chemotherapy certified and known to work on her days off to cover for her team members and other on call nurses. Marcy is also involved in her local community by serving as a member of her local Relay for Life team.
Sarah Kee – Ocean Pines Branch
Sarah is a registered nurse for the Ocean Pines Peninsula Home Care branch, serving patients throughout Worcester County. She is known for being compassionate and understanding with patients in need. She works well with her team members and co-treats when needed for patient consistency. Sarah also empowers patients with knowledge by educating them about their condition and health plan of care.
Gina Goslee – Salisbury Branch
Gina is a registered nurse for Peninsula Home Care’s Salisbury, Maryland branch office, serving patients in Wicomico and Somerset counties. She also trains new staff and is acknowledged for her thoroughness when it comes to communicating with physicians and her colleagues. Other staff members recognize how loving, compassionate and honest she is to her duties and patients. Gina is also known for her professional conduct and being compliant with the code of ethics required by nurses in the healthcare industry.
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.