After 26 years of dedicated service to our community, Sharon M. Bradley, RN, MSN, DNP has announced her retirement from Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, effective June 30, 2021.
Sharon joined the agency in 1995 as Clinical Director. She was promoted to President and CEO in 1999 and has remained at the helm for the last 22 years. Under her leadership, the VNHFC continues to provide compassionate and skilled home health and hospice care and volunteer visits to over 2,000 individuals and families in their homes.
In addition, under Sharon’s leadership the Agency provides blood pressure screenings, flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics, public health and emergency preparedness services and many health and support groups throughout Fairfield County; each year, 3,800 students in the Wilton public and private schools are cared for and educated by VNHFC nurses.
In the difficult months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sharon and the VNHFC team sprung into action to provide vaccine clinics for residents of the town of Wilton, administering over 3,000 vaccines from December 2020 to June 2021. Also due to the pandemic, Sharon led her team of staff and volunteers in continuing the important work of bereavement support to affected families.
Under Sharon’s direction, the VNHFC also manages one of the oldest volunteer-run thrift shops in the country, The New Canaan Thrift Shop. The Thrift Shop has been in operation for over 90 years and proceeds help to benefit unfunded patient care.
Sharon spearheaded the design and construction of the agency’s beautiful home at 22 Danbury Road in Wilton, which they move into in January 2019. The building is a comfortable and welcoming place for patients, families, employees, volunteers and members of the community to gather.
Please join us in thanking Sharon for her leadership and congratulate her on 26 great years! We hope her retirement brings joy, relaxation, good health and happiness.