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Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care Director of Nursing appointed to State Committee

September 29, 2012

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATE: September 11, 2012
CONTACT: Dr. Roxanne Debski- Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton & Phillipsburg, NJ & Milford PA.
PHONE: 973-383-0115
TOLL FREE: 800-882-1117
FAX: 973-383-6889
EMAIL: rdebski-seigel@karenannquinlanhospice.org
WEBSITE: www.karenannquinlanhospice.org

Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care Director of Nursing appointed to State Committee

PHOTO: Cathy Shane, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care

Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care Director of Nursing appointed to State Committee

Newton NJ – September 11, 2012 – Cathy Shane, RN, BSN, and Director of Nursing for Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care has been appointed on behalf of the Home Care Association of NJ to the Infection Control Work Group and the Home Health Aide Committee for the term of 7/1/12-6/30/13. As part of this state role, the committee gathers those with expertise to share and exchange what is needed in the field to provide the training and care for patients as they recover at home.

Shane’s background with home health care is intensive and she has worked in the field as a home care nursing specialist since 1982. “Home care and those who work in the field are life-lines for so many people”, Shane pointed out. Prior to home care nursing, Cathy has been working as an RN since 1976.

Home Health care is a valuable resource for patients especially as hospitals decrease their lengths of stays for recovering patients. Cathy spoke to the ever increasing government regulations that seem to be overburdening the home health care industry just at a time when it has made such positive progress in treating and caring for the home patient.

Infections cross all lines of the demographic and the standardized practices of the home health aides are critical. Home health aides are now certified, with new teachable practices always in the mix. Cathy acknowledged “the home health aide is a valuable and significant part of the home health team, they are out there every day with the patients; they are the front line”. “We want to keep moving in the right direction and this happens when home health aide programs appear at local college levels” she continued. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice also offers certified training courses for home health aides. To find out when these programs are held, call 800-882-1117 and ask for the clinical educational nurse, or email clinical@karenannquinlanhospice.org.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill, Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones and Home Care assistance for recovery patients. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ, Karen Ann Quinlan Home Health Care, 755 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Centers, 61 Spring St., Newton NJ and 214 Washington St., Hackettstown, NJ. For programs, events, support groups and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.

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