Nascentia Health recently received three achievement awards from LeadingAge New York in its 2022 Annual Awards at a ceremony Dec. 7.
Founded in 1961, LeadingAge New York, represents nonprofit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers. The organization’s more than 600 members employ 150,000 professionals serving more than 500,000 New Yorkers annually.
• Registered nurse Dea Kuiper was recognized as an employee of distinction for the CNY region because of her decades of work as a home pediatric nurse, caring for some of the most fragile and challenging young patients. Throughout her 18 years with Nascentia Health, she has specialized in maternal and pediatric care, establishing life-long bonds with children and their families, earning a reputation for blending innovation and kindness, clinical skills and empathy.
• Licensed practical nurse Amy Davis, Nascentia’s director of older adult services, was named professional of the year, an award that honors a long-term care, housing, and services professional’s contributions to the well-being of the elderly or chronically ill in the community. Davis manages Nascentia’s tenants in the Gardens at St. Anthony’s, a new housing complex on Syracuse’s south side for seniors experiencing homelessness. She works directly with tenants to address social determinants of health and improve their outcomes and stability.
• Nascentia Health and Upstate University Hospital’s collaborative Hospital at Home Program was named innovation of the year for its holistic approach to delivering hospital-level care in patient homes. This program allows patients to leave the physical hospital and receive care in the comfort of home, freeing up needed hospital beds and improving outcomes for people and their families.