Peninsula Home Care Welcomes Three New Staff Members to the TeamPublished on - January 3, 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 the addition of three new staff members, one in Maryland and two in Delaware, to the Peninsula Home Care team.
“We take pride in every individual we hire because they drive our mission and truly go above and beyond to put the patient first,” said Barbara Murray, Maryland branch director. “We look forward to investing in our new staff members and promoting their growth to provide high quality services to all of the communities we serve.”
Peninsula Home Care welcomes two new hospital liaisons, Denise Fields to the Maryland team and Tisha Donovan to Delaware. Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke also welcomes Jenna Hare as the newest community account manager to the Delaware team.
Denise Fields, PHC Maryland Hospital Liaison
Denise joined Peninsula Home Care in 2018 with a diverse healthcare background. She most recently served as a case manager at a local hospital where she handled care coordination and transitions of care for all patients. She was heavily focused on linkages to services along the continuum to promote quality patient centered care. For eleven years Denise worked as a case transition nurse and developed strong relationships with hospital and health system providers, hospitalists and physicians. As a nurse case manager and care coordinator, she developed and implemented plans of care and collaborated with interdisciplinary teams to develop safe discharge plans for patients.
As a Peninsula Home Care hospital liaison she is responsible for managing referrals from hospitals, collaborating with care coordinators and educating patients on requirements for home care. She works closely with the patient and their family to help them better understand the hospital to home process, answer questions and work with the plan of care to help patients achieve their outcomes.
In 1973, Denise graduated from North Technical Education Center in Riviera Beach, Florida with a degree in practical nursing. In 1976 she graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Palm Beach Junior College in Lake Worth, Florida. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983.
Tisha Donovan, LPN / Hospital Liaison
Tisha started working for Peninsula Home Care in October, 2018 after working as a nurse for eleven years. She has 23 years of experience in the medical field with roles as a medical assistant, medical office manager and sales.
In her role as hospital liaison, Tisha serves as the connector between Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke, the hospitals and patients. She works closely with patients, family members and caregivers through the hospital to home navigation process. Tisha offers support through her collaboration with care coordinators and clinical managers to customize and implement a plan of care that best fits the needs and goals of each individual patient.
Tisha graduated from Delaware Technical Community College with degrees for medical assistance and licensed practical nursing.
Jenna Hare, PHCN Community Account Manager
Jenna joined the Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke team in August, 2018 as a community account manager. She collaborates with individuals, organizations and businesses to establish partnerships to better serve the community’s healthcare needs. Jenna is the face of Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke at community events and has launched a schedule to take the OWLs Club on the road to different locations promoting health related topics, conditions and available resources each month.
Jenna’s work experience includes time in pediatrics as a certified medical assistant working with both the clinical and clerical teams to help patients and build trust with families to better serve their needs. She has also been a certified personal trainer for three years and enjoys helping others reach their personal health goals.
Jenna graduated from the Certified Medical Assistant program at Harris School of Business in Dover Delaware. She received her certified personal training credentials from American Fitness Professionals & Associates. She has enrolled to study business management at Wilmington University in 2019.
About Peninsula Home Care
Providing skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy 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 39,000 patients in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware. In 2017, PHC and PHCN were designated as Preferred Home Care Provider by Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Nanticoke Health Services.