We are proud to announce that Jean Pickens, BS, RN, Manager of Community Health Programs, is a recipient of the highest award in nursing, the Nightingale Award. Given to nurses who represent the best of talent, service, compassion and care, Jean has dedicated her career to healthcare and currently manages the Community Health Program at the VNA. Jean is instrumental in area health education, the immunization program, and local blood pressure and blood sugar testing.
“It is through the unlimited compassion and talent of our nurses that we are able to meet the unique needs of individual patients and their families in the towns that we serve,” said Nancy Scheetz, Executive Director of the Farmington Valley VNA. “Nurses are extraordinary advocates for patients. Jean Pickens has touched thousands of lives in her daily interactions with patients, families and their communities. When Jean is out with her staff in the area immunization centers or monitoring blood pressure and sugar levels, she is reaching our own communities right where it counts.