Friday, February 1, 2013

Kennedys to serve as honorary co-chairmen of VNA of South Central CT’s Nightingale Awards

NEW HAVEN  - Dr. Katherine "Kiki" Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, Jr. were recently named honorary co-chairmen for the 2013 Nightingale Awardsfor Excellence in Nursing, according to a release.
John R. Quinn, president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut made announcement, which included that it be held May 13 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, the release said.
“We are extremely honored that Ted and Kiki Kennedy would take the time out of their busy schedules to lend their support and leadership to the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing” Quinn said, also in the release, “they are both knowledgeable about our health care system in Connecticut and they have the highest respect and regard for the nursing profession. Their mere presence at the Nightingale Awards is a tribute to those nurses we honor and will make the nurse’s evening a very special and memorable event.”

"The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession," the release said. "The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level."

Kennedy is president and co-founder of the Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused financial services firm, the release said.  He previously worked at Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, the release said.
 Kiki Kennedy supervises residents and teaches psychotherapy as an assistant clinical professor at Yale University, and sees patients in her private psychiatry practice in New Haven, the release said.

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of the event, contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054.  

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

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