as VNAA Administrative Manager of the Year

RED BANK, NJ, March  – Both a clinical and administrative expert in home care, Judy Fancelli, BS, RN, vice president of Business Initiatives at Visiting Nurse Association Health Group was named 2011 Administrative Manager of the Year by the Visiting Nurse Association of America (VNAA), the national professional association for VNAs.  The national award was given in recognition of outstanding achievement by an administrative manager in improving an organization’s ability to add to patients’ quality of life and motivate staff to achieve the highest level of nursing excellence.  It recognizes outstanding VNA managers who have made major contributions to the mission of their VNA through such areas as financial management, business development, information management, and key business functions. The award will be presented at the VNAA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in early May.

vna_judy_fancelliMrs. Fancelli resides in Forked River, NJ and has more than thirty years of cumulative service with VNA Health Group. Ensuring that patient’s receive the highest quality of care and have the opportunity to live healthy, independent lives at home whenever possible is her main priority. Through her role as Vice President of Business Initiatives, she has been extremely influential in increasing awareness of the value of home nursing to hospitals, physicians and the community thus making it available to many in need. Through her leadership, over 3,000 patients are referred for care each month, from more than 60 facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior housing.  She is always looking to promote nursing excellence and enhance care for patients, wherever they reside.

“Judy has been a mentor to her staff in the pursuit of patient quality of care and overall program operations,” states Tom Thees, interim president and CEO of VNAHG. “She is an integral member of our executive leadership team and has a passionate commitment to the VNAHG mission to care for all in need.”

Mrs. Fancelli, BS, RN is a registered nurse with a BS in Healthcare Administration and a certification in Public Health.