Peninsula Home Care Welcomes Three New Staff Members to the Maryland TeamPublished on - June 21, 2016
SALISBURY, MD – Peninsula Home Care (PHC), an award winning home care agency on the Lower Shore of Delmarva, welcomed three new staff members to the Maryland team in Salisbury.
“Our staff is growing to meet the needs of our patients,” said Jennifer Kline, PHC Maryland branch director. “Healthcare on the Shore and across the nation is evolving to focus more on education and prevention than treatment. This requires Peninsula Home Care to be more proactive than reactive and help empower patients to be a part of their healthcare plan. The end result is a happier, healthier community.”
New to the team include the following:
Dinnah Palomar, Salisbury
Dinnah brings 15 years of experience to her role as physical therapist for the Salisbury branch. Before joining the Maryland team, she worked for Aurora Senior Living of Manokin, Healthsouth Chesapeake and Rehabilitation Hospital, Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Crofton Care and Rehab Center. Dinnah also volunteered her services to Apolinario Mabini Rehab Center (AMRC) at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital in the Philippines, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in physical therapy and graduated Cum Lade in 2001. Dinnah enjoys being able to provide care to patients in the comfort of their home and watch them progress to being independent and part of the community again.
Michele Shakra, Salisbury
Michele has two years of experience in the nursing field. She has been hired by Peninsula Home Care as a Registered Nurse, Case Manager. Previously Michele worked as a Registered Nurse and Resource Nurse for Deer’s Head Hospital Center and was a medical-surgical nurse at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, both in Salisbury, Maryland. Michele earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Wor-Wic Community College. She enjoys knowing that she plays a role in patient care which will lead to the improvement of their overall health.
Valarie Nichols, Salisbury
Valarie has been working in the nursing field for 31 years, including the last 25 years as a charge nurse, unit manager and supervisor. She has been hired by Peninsula Home Care as a Registered Nurse, Case Manager. Valarie earned her degree in nursing from Macqueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing at Easton Memorial Hospital. She is also currently working to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and hopes to someday get her masters to become a nurse practitioner. Valarie believes that being able to care for patients in their own homes and spending time with them one-on-one advances the recovery process. She currently resides in Pocomoke, MD and is an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association.
About Peninsula Home Care
Providing care for more than 30 years, Peninsula Home Care 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 42,000 patients on Delmarva and has been named to the “Home Health Care Elite” three times in six years. For more information, visit www.peninsulahomecare.com.
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.