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.
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
nurses we honor and will make the nurse’s evening a very special and
"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 www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/
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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