VNA CEO Honored By Executive Women of New Jersey

NJ Home Care Executive Ann Painter Receives Award of Professional Distinction

BASKING RIDGE, NJ (May 13, 2014) – Ann M. Painter, RN, MSN, of Toms River, NJ, was honored for her accomplishments as a senior level professional by the Executive Women of New Jersey at its Salute to the Policy Makers 2014 Awards Dinner on May 8. She is currently President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills, headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ. Executive Women of New Jersey promotes the advancement of women to the highest levels of business, professions and government and provides scholarships to women seeking graduate degrees.

“The Executive Women of New Jersey’s recognition of Ann this year acknowledges her achievements in guiding our agency through a period of tremendous change in the healthcare industry,” said VNA of Somerset Hills Board of Trustees Chair, Charles Reid, Esq. “We are proud of her professional accomplishments and the honor to be included among our state’s most distinguished business leaders.”

Painter has over 24 years of experience in home health, hospice and community-based health services, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Home Care Association of New Jersey. Passionate about increasing awareness of the high quality outcomes and cost effectiveness of mission based non-profit healthcare, she is extremely active in advocacy efforts. She has presented on strategic partnerships in home health care at the Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA) 2013 Annual Meeting, clinical best practices at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice Conference, the future of nursing at the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), and as a panel expert on nursing opportunities at the 2012 New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) Annual Nursing Convention. In addition to participation on the VNAA Education Committee and Quality Task Force, Painter briefed Congressional staffers from New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts on the significant impact of CMS Face-to-Face requirements on home health organizations and beneficiaries during the 2012 VNAA Public Policy Leadership Conference.

About VNA of Somerset Hills
The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and its subsidiaries provide individuals and families with comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective home and community healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay, using partnerships where appropriate. The VNA is a charitable, tax-exempt home health agency and hospice certified by Medicare, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

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