New Haven (September 17, 2013)–The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) serving the greater New Haven area, is pleased to announce that John Quinn has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Pioneer Award given by Sacred Heart University. John Quinn has been the President/CEO of the VNA/SCC since January 2009. John and his wife Brenda reside in Moodus, CT. The Pioneer Award is given to an individual who has made an impact through service in their community or for other humanitarian efforts which reflect the mission of Sacred Heart University.
The University honors graduates who exemplify the character, vision, and success that they want for their students. John has been recognized for his commitment to provide quality service to people who have illnesses and disabilities through his work at the VNA/SCC along with his community service efforts as former legislator from Fairfield for several years and his previous leadership of Easter Seals Connecticut. John will be given this prestigious award at a luncheon on September 20, 2013 on the Sacred Heart campus in Fairfield, CT.
About VNA Health Systems
VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.
Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford, East Haven, and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, (through the Valley United Way and First Niagara Foundation) to those who are in need. The agency employs over 180 staff members, has an average daily census of over 900 patients and makes over 150,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Valley United Way, First Niagara, corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit www.vnascc.org.
CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit www.caresourceinc.org.