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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 18, 2012

Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
(518) 271-5045

EDDY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES THREE FOR OUTSTANDING PATIENT ADVOCACY

TROY, N.Y. -- Eddy Visiting Nurse Association (Eddy VNA), an affiliate of The Eddy not-for-profit network, has recognized three Capital Region health care professionals with its annual "2012 Care Award" for their outstanding efforts in advocating for, and improving the quality of life for area patients.

The winners are: Bev Nichols, elderly disabled service coordinator for the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority; Debbie Moore, nurse care manager for the progressive care unit at St. Peter's Hospital; and Barbara Alexander, social worker for the orthopedics unit at Albany Medical Center. The awards were presented at the "Eddy Annual Case Managers' Breakfast" held on May 10 at the Albany Marriott.

The winners were selected from nominations submitted by their peers. Nominees have demonstrated ongoing professionalism and commitment in advocating for patients, and finding solutions to issues that impact their patients' health and well-being.

Lydia Kulbida, news anchor from News 10 ABC, served as the keynote speaker. More than 250 health care and allied professionals attended the event, which is held annually to honor the dedication of all those who help facilitate care for patients across different settings, including case managers, social workers, and hospital discharge planners.

Eddy Visiting Nurse Association is a member of Northeast Health -- a regional, comprehensive, not-for-profit network of health care, supportive housing and community services comprised of The Eddy, Albany Memorial Hospital, Samaritan Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital. Northeast Health has joined with Seton Health, a comprehensive, not-for-profit, integrated health care system anchored by St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, and St. Peter's Health Care Services to form St. Peter's Health Partners. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.

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