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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Changing Health Care, Especially at Home

From: The Huffington Post
VNSNY Behavioral Health nurse, Suzette Santos, shares how the use of VNSNY’s new model of care for behavioral health, which empowers clinicians to take a proactive approach, helped her to improve her patient’s physical and mental health conditions. This story is indicative of how health care organizations, including VNSNY, are moving toward an integrated view of physical and behavioral health, with early screening and treatment of mental health disorders.
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Help for Emotional Healing When Life Come to a Close

From: The Huffington Post
A life-limiting illness brings stresses that may lead to misunderstandings, tense relationships, or anxiety. In this article, Rosemary Baughn, Senior Vice President of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, shares how, with skill and compassion, VNSNY Hospice counselors and clinicians help foster healing communications between patients and their loved ones
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Hospice Nurses Teach Us to Honor Life by Honoring Death—and Listening

From: The Huffington Post
Hospice workers have specialized knowledge and expertise in caring for people at the end of life. In this article, Rosemary Baughn, Senior Vice President of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, highlights the balance of leading and listening in difficult times, which is essential to hospice care. VNSNY Hospice nurses Denise Smith and Luis Leighton share their experiences with helping to honor life by honoring death.
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Five Things You Did Not Know About Nurses

From: WNBC News 4 New York
National Nurses Week is May 6 – May 12, a week dedicated to recognizing the men and women of the nursing profession and their tireless commitment to their patients’ well-being. In recognition of National Nurses Week, WNBC News 4 speaks with Neely Bagley, VNSNY RN, who shares five points people may not know about nurses.
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National Nurses Week Honors Caregivers

From: The Queens Chronicle
Nurses across the country work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care. This article highlights the important role nurses serve in the care of their patients, and features Luis Leighton, VNSNY Hospice Nurse, who shares his rewarding experience as a visiting nurse.
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Staying the Course for Hope and Humanity in Health Care

From: The Huffington Post
Susan Northover, VNSNY’s SVP of Intake and Patient Care Services, speaks about how charitable support made possible by VNSNY’s generous donors helps VNSNY provide hope and humanity, as well as expert medical care, for the area’s underserved and vulnerable populations.
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