Nurses from Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center Honored at Statewide Conference for Their Service to Residents

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Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center nurse named as Assistant Director of Nursing of the Year, another received honorable mention as NJ LPN of the Year by New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration.

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“Windsor Healthcare Communities is a pioneer in person-directed care that cherishes, honors and loves our residents,” said Batsheva Katz, vice president, WHC. “I want to thank Genine and Joyce for putting residents first and making them feel like family.”

Two nurses at Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center of South Amboy were honored this week for their exemplary kindness, knowledge and focus on residents by the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration, the leading advocate and educational organization for directors and assistant directors of nursing and registered nurses in management positions.

Genine Bardinas, assistant director of nursing, was named New Jersey Assistant Director of Nursing of the Year, and LPN Joyce Brifu, received honorable mention as New Jersey LPN of the Year during the Association’s 26th annual conference at Bally’s Atlantic City on April 20.

“Our family of caregivers is proud to congratulate Genine and Joyce for this prestigious honor,” said Batsheva Katz, vice president at Windsor Healthcare Communities, the parent organization for Venetian and nine other short- and long-term care homes in New Jersey.

“Windsor Healthcare Communities is a pioneer in person-directed care that cherishes, honors and loves our residents,” Batsheva added. “I want to thank Genine and Joyce for putting residents first and making them feel like family.”

The annual NJADONA conference draws New Jersey nurses who serve in leadership positions throughout the state.

Genine, a wound care specialist and mother of four, joined Windsor Healthcare in 2013 because she appreciated the family-owned company’s commitment to providing person-directed care. She has served as assistant director of nursing at Briarwood Care & Rehabilitation and recently moved along with Briarwood staff and residents to Venetian, a brand new home located at 275 John T. O’Leary Blvd., near the South Amboy waterfront.

She values a holistic approach to nursing—considering all factors affecting a patient’s well-being—rather than focusing treatment just on a specific wound or illness. Nomination letters to NJADONA from a resident’s family member states that Genine is “caring, kind and goes above and beyond her calling.”

“I was born a nurse,” she said, with a chuckle. “Even as a child, I was always the nurse in charge, giving out all of the bandages.”

Joyce has worked with Windsor Healthcare four years, earning praise from administrators as well as residents and their families. In a nomination letter, Director of Nursing Yolanda Golebiowski said Joyce’s compassion and patience with residents has “earned their trust and created a home that evades loneliness and enhances their quality of life.”

About the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
The New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration is a network of nurse administrators and assistant directors of nursing in long-term care in New Jersey. The association endeavors to provide education, communication and service to the members it serves, supporting and promoting quality of care for those individuals receiving long-term care and concern for those delivering long-term care. Additional information can be found at http://www.njadona.org.

About Windsor Healthcare Communities
Windsor Healthcare Communities provides clinically sophisticated post-hospital medical care and rehabilitation, as well as comprehensive skilled nursing care throughout New Jersey. A family owned and operated organization, Windsor is a recognized pioneer in promoting person-directed care that cherishes, honors and loves our Elders. We are committed to medical excellence and well-being for all that we serve. Please visit http://www.windsorhealthcare.org for more information.

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Becky Taylor, Windsor Healthcare, (609) 240-6886 or becky(at)btaylorpa(dot)com

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