VNA Health Group Leaders Honored as 2024 Health Care Heroes by NJBIZ

Neptune, New Jersey – May 15, 2024: Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group proudly announces that two members of its leadership team, Sarina Brady and Colleen Nelson, RN, MSN, have been named 2024 Health Care Heroes by NJBIZ, one of the state’s leading business news publications. 

Sarina Brady and Colleen Nelson, RN, MSN, Recognized for Exemplary Leadership and Transformative Impact in Healthcare.

The Health Care Heroes Awards program recognizes excellence, promotes innovation, and celebrates the outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations shaping the healthcare landscape in New Jersey. Sarina Brady and Colleen Nelson exemplify this framework as they dedicate their careers to advancing public health and improving the lives of countless individuals and families in the communities they serve.

Colleen’s distinguished near-40-year career at VNA Health Group reflects her longstanding commitment to enhancing the lives of New Jersey families. As a Registered Nurse and healthcare leader, Colleen was pivotal in establishing the Nurse-Family Partnership Program in Middlesex County and extending its impact to Somerset and Ocean County. Her leadership and dedication have also been instrumental in providing life-changing services to over 54,000 parents and children through the Children & Family Health Institute. Colleen ensures seamless care is delivered to mothers, children, and newborns throughout the region—exemplifying the qualities of a healthcare hero.

Thanks to Sarina’s exceptional leadership as CEO of VNACJ Community Health Center, the CHC has evolved into a vital healthcare resource serving over 15,000 individuals and facilitating more than 60,000 patient visits annually across its four locations throughout Monmouth County. Her commitment to providing accessible, high-quality care has transformed the lives of countless individuals and families in our community. Sarina also facilitated the transformation of the CHC into a High Reliability Organization (HRO) to ensure the highest level of care to each individual and community member served.

NJBIZ will recognize Sarina, Colleen, and other Health Care Heroes throughout the state during an in-person awards ceremony at The Palace at Somerset Park on Tuesday, June 25th, at 8:00 a.m. The VNA Health Group, CFHI, and CHC teams will join them in celebrating this well-deserved achievement.

About VNACJ Community Health Center and the Children & Family Health Institute

VNACJ Community Health Center (CHC) provides comprehensive primary and preventative care for infants, children, and adults through its four locations in Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport, and Red Bank. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, the CHC provides care at a sliding scale cost, ensuring the quality of care is never dictated by a patient’s ability to pay. Click here to learn more about the CHC’s services, from primary care for the entire family to behavioral health. 

Many parents have difficulty navigating disparate health and social services to help their children. The Children & Family Health Institute (CFHI) solves the family health care conundrum by connecting these services, enabling parents to navigate and access them more easily. Click here to learn more about the programs and services provided by CFHI, including pediatric home care, cancer education and early detection, and school-based youth services.

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