St. Peter’s Health Partners colleagues Kim Gendron, MSN, FNP-BC, NPP-BC, and Amy Marshall-Uber, were honored on May 10 during the Home Care Association’s (HCA) 2018 Home Care and Hospice Awards.
Kim Gendron, MSN, FNP-BC, NPP-BCA family nurse practitioner, Gendron is the driving force of the St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates (SPHPMA) Home Based Primary Care Program.
As practice manager of the program, Gendron has worked hard to develop the office-based staff, recruiting other nurse practitioners to make sure patients have access to a provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She has also established contracts for mobile imaging in the home and worked with local laboratories to provide blood draws and introduce home infusion therapy.
In awarding her with its “Triple Aim Home Care Quality & Innovation” Award, the HCA said Gendron’s dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality in-home primary care has greatly impacted the lives of the program’s most vulnerable patients and their caregivers.
Amy Marshall-Uber was this year’s recipient of the HCA’s “Caring Award.” A home health aide with the Eddy Visiting Nurses Association for 25 years, Marshall-Uber was recognized for her kindness, caring, and compassion.
According to the HCA, Marshall-Uber lost her father a few months ago to cancer. Even in the midst of that trying time, Marshall-Uber remained committed to providing care to Eddy VNA patients, many of them in end-of-life care. She forged a near-familial bond with one man in his final days. After he died, Marshall-Uber reached out to the man’s family to thank them for letting her be a small part of making him comfortable in the time he had left. The gesture of kindness and compassion resonated with the family, leading to her nomination for the HCA award.
Congratulations to both of these providers, just two of only ten awardees from across the state.