Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
Bon Secours New York Health System’s Schervier Nursing Care Center, located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, is proud to announce that Jennifer Giuffrida, Director of Social Work and Therapeutic Recreation, has received the Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice from the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN). Giuffrida was nominated by her peers, and then selected by the Awards Committee and the SWHPN Board of Directors as this year’s award recipient. She was presented the award at the SWHPN General Assembly on March 11, 2013, in New Orleans.
The Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of palliative social work. Giuffrida was selected from a field of dedicated candidates and peers from across the country as a result of her demonstrated clinical contributions to palliative social work. The Award of Excellence honors the distinctive influence Giuffrida has made in developing and providing services to patients and families, her leadership in the clinical supervision of others, and her innovation and sustained success in clinical service.
“Jennifer has spearheaded the adoption of several outstanding achievements and improvements in our palliative care program,” said Gregory Poole-Dayan, Administrator of Schervier. “Through Jennifer’s leadership, we have seen many tangible and notable results, including an increase in the number of residents receiving palliative care services from five percent to over 25 percent, a decreased re-hospitalization rate, and a decrease in the number of residents with feeding tubes by over 40 percent. We are so proud of Jennifer for receiving this honor and are thankful to have such a dedicated staff member on our team to provide good help to those in need.”
“To be nominated and recognized by my peers, and to have the opportunity to represent Schervier and our palliative care program at the SWHPN General Assembly was truly an honor,” said Giuffrida. “I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish at Schervier as well as the advancements that we have been able to make in palliative and end-of-life care. I share this recognition with my team and thank them for their support and dedication.”
For more information on the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network, visit http://www.swhpn.org/. To learn more about Schervier’s palliative care program and the other services it provides, visit http://www.scherviercares.org/ or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SchervierNursingCareCenter.
About Bon Secours New York Health System
Bon Secours New York Health System is part of Bon Secours Health System Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic health system headquartered in Marriottsville, Md.
Schervier Nursing Care Center is located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, and is part of Bon Secours New York Health System, whose mission is to bring compassion to health care and to be “good help to those in need.” Bon Secours New York’s mission is carried out through the services and programs of Schervier Nursing Care Center, Schervier Short-Term Rehabilitation in Riverdale, Schervier Respite Care, Schervier Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Schervier Home Care, Schervier Cardio/Pulmonary Sub-Acute Care, the Bon Secours Center for Research in Geriatric Care and the Schervier Apartments. Information about Schervier and Bon Secours New York may be obtained from the Admissions Office at 2975 Independence Avenue in Riverdale, by calling (718) 548-1700, and at http://www.scherviercares.org.