Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kennedy is keynote speaker for annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing

Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. will serve as the honorary chairman and keynote speaker for the 11th annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing to be held May 5 at the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, John R. Quinn, President & CEO of VNA Health Systems, announced in a statement.

"The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing is Conn.’s largest statewide nursing recognition program that celebrates outstanding nurses and the nursing profession," the statement said.

“I am thrilled to announce that Ted Kennedy, Jr. will be this year’s Honorary Chairman and Keynote Speaker for our distinguished Nightingale Awards event,” Quinn said in the statement. “Ted recognizes that nurses are invaluable and looks forward to honoring Greater New Haven’s outstanding nursing professionals.”

Kennedy is the president and co-founder of Marwood Group & Co., a healthcare focused financial services firm that specializes in proprietary healthcare research, capital introductions, asset management and private equity advisory services, the statement said.
"Kennedy has been an active leader in the civil rights movement for people with disabilities and practices health law. He continues to serve on the corporate and advisory boards of numerous disability organizations and lectures nationwide on topics relating to health and disability law. Kennedy received a law degree from the University of Connecticut School Of Law," the statement said.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed in 2001 by the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, the statement said.
The goal of the awards is to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention on and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, the statement said.
For more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing are non-competitive and inclusive of all health care settings - hospitals, home health care, health centers, schools, health departments, long-term care facilities, nursing schools, agencies, and medical practices, the statement said.
To learn more about nominating a nurse, visit

Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available.
For more information about becoming a sponsor or supporting the awards event contact Jennifer Bernheim, Public Relations Coordinator, at 203-859-6765 or email

Editor's note: The information in this post was contributed.

1 comment:

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