New Directors Appointed to Our Growing Team

Julissa Garcia-Perez, Director of QAPI and Compliance, and Sally Santana, MHA, Hospice Director

Above: Julissa Garcia-Perez (left) and Sally Santana

You don’t have to look very hard (or long) to count the recent milestones we’ve celebrated here at RVNAhealth. The opening of our Center for Exceptional Care (in 2016) – followed that same year by the launch of our onsite Rehabilitation & Wellness …

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A Hospice Patient Revisits His Boyhood Past

On a tour of his boyhood in Danbury, Ed Siergiej look out the window of an ambulance at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, where he, his parents and brother were parishioners.

Above: Edward Siergiej looks out the window at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, where he, his parents and sister had been parishioners since 1925.

World War II paratrooper. Educator. Grandfather. Loyal friend. These are just some of the words that come up in conversations with Edward Siergiej’s friends and family.…

Hospice Music Therapy Provides Comfort and Memories

RVNAhealth Hospice Music Therapist Tammy Strom strums her guitar.

Above: Tammy Strom, MA-MTBC, plays her guitar at RVNAhealth’s headquarters on Governor Street in Ridgefield.

When Tammy Strom, MA-MTBC, visits RVNAhealth hospice patients, she’s equipped with a distinctive set of clinical tools. A guitar. Piles and piles of sheet music and songbooks. And a variety of handheld musical instruments (think …

Hospice is for Living

The following essay was written by Keri Linardi, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPCA, Chief Clinical Officer of RVNAhealth.  Keri is, has been, and always will be a hospice nurse — in addition to the other roles she assumes. Hospice care is part of Keri’s being, part of her heart and the

An RVNA Hospice Volunteer Shares Her Story

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Above: Hospice Volunteer Julia Rothenberger (left) works with Hospice Program Coordinator Jennifer Zucaro

RVNA had the pleasure and good fortune to work with Julia Hergenrother this past summer as a volunteer with our Hospice team. Hergenrother, now a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis, admits that she