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Category: Caregiver Stories

Year of the Nurse: Jack
Published Sept. 11, 2020
As we continue to celebrate the Year of the Nurse, we'd like to introduce Nurse Jack Ryan. Jack is often referred to as Action Jack in our Wilkes-Barre office. He has earned this nickname by always jumping into action with passion and enthusiasm whe…
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A Better Place to Grow: Kristie's Story
Published Sept. 4, 2020
When Kristie O’Connell was about six years old, she met a very special nurse who changed her life forever. “After my cousin was born medically fragile,” Kristie recalls, “a PSA Healthcare nurse started coming to our home every day. We had a nurse in…
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Year of the Nurse: Zayda and Nurse Gail
Published Aug. 28, 2020
Mrs. Linda “Gail” Newsome has been an LPN with Aveanna since 2014. Gail is one of the most compassionate nurses and goes above and beyond to keep her patient happy and safe. She takes pride in doing her job correctly, welcomes advice from her super…
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Year of the Nurse: Shakeerah
Published Aug. 21, 2020
2020 is the Year of the Nurse, and at Aveanna we have no shortage of incredible nurses to celebrate! Today we'd like to honor Nurse Shakeerah Brown from our Wilkes-Barre, PA team.   Shakeerah is a highly skilled nurse with a big heart. Her dev…
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Aveanna Safety Pledge: Cristian and Nurse Vega
Published Aug. 14, 2020
Nine-year-old Cristian was born with arthrogryposis and cognitive delay. He’s faced medical challenges his entire life. But in 2016, Cristian and his parents joined the Aveanna family and no longer had to face those challenges alone. Since our nurse…
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