Peninsula Home Care Salutes Registered Nurses for Improving Health Care Across the Nation

Published on - May 10, 2019

Push to recruit to replenish nursing field at the forefront of the industry

SALISBURY, MD – According to the American Nurses Association, by 2022, there will be a need for 3.44 million nurses.  That’s more than a 20% increase in demand for registered nurses.  During the month of May we celebrate nurses during National Nurses Week, May 6th to May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.  This year the theme for the week is 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses.

“We have experienced a rising demand for nursing services and therefore jobs, for many years now,” said Barbara Murray, Maryland branch director for Peninsula Home Care. “Nursing roles are rapidly changing as nurses are responsible for a wider range of health care responsibilities. We are always looking for qualified, professional candidates to join the ranks of the PHC nursing team.”

Home Health Care Nurses – Passionate about Putting the Patient First

There is no one 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 Murray.  “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”

Each year Peninsula Home Care peers nominate an individual from the nursing staff for “Nurse of the Year.”  This year two RN’s from the Maryland branch and one from the Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke, Delaware branch are being recognized.

Jamie Hillman – Salisbury BranchJamie Hillman – Salisbury Branch

Jamie Hillman has been a home care nurse with PHC for four years.  She graduated from Wor-Wic Community College in 2015 and has healthcare experience in rehabilitation, wound care and long-term care.  She admits home care nursing is hard work and not everyone is cut out for it but wouldn’t trade it for any other nursing job. 

“I enjoy building relationships with my patients and watching them heal. I see them at a low but also get to see them at their best.  My patients are like family.  I love all of them.”

Lisa Powell – Ocean Pines BranchLisa Powell – Ocean Pines Branch

Lisa Powell has been with PHC for a year and half treating patients out of the Ocean Pines branch office.  She earned her associate degree from Dutchess Community College and nursing degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing.  Lisa has experience in hospital nursing, nursing homes, psychiatric and rehabilitation.

“I enjoy the one on one patient care we can give in home care.  We are not distracted and can focus on the individuals needs of each patient.  Peninsula Home Care is very supportive and offers a much more comfortable work environment compared to working in a large corporation setting.”

Valerie Roth – Seaford Branch

Valerie Roth is a clinical manager of process improvement for Peninsula Home Care and has been with the company for two years.  She received her nursing degree from Delaware Technical Community College and has work experience in skilled nursing, rehab and nursing home acute rehabilitation.  Valerie develops the plan of care for nurses/patients, works closely with clinicians from all disciplines on process implementation and improvements and visits patients to provide care in the home.

“Our team goes above and beyond to provide the best care possible and we care about each other too.  My future is with Peninsula Home Care and growing along with the company no matter what that looks like down the road.”

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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


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