Care Ring NFP Team Wins Tenacious Caregiver Award
from NFP National Service Office

Through its National Service Office, Nurse-Family Partnership ® (NFP) – a national program serving first-time moms and their children living in poverty – has awarded Tenacious Caregiver Awards to four distinguished NFP providers at the NFP National Symposium in Nashville.

The recipients are: Keisha Lucas , an NFP nurse at the Forsyth County Health Department in North Carolina; Manoucheka Chery , an NFP nurse supervisor at the Broward Regional Health Planning Council in Florida; Patricia Yoder , an NFP administrator at the Chester County Health Department in Pennsylvania; and Nurse-Family Partnership at Care Ring in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The awards are given to professionals who exemplify an extraordinary commitment to their moms and to the NFP model of service.
“There is no better word to describe these amazing caregivers than ‘tenacious,’” said Frank Daidone, president and CEO of Nurse-Family Partnership. “Through their personal dedication to our work, they have empowered young mothers and their families to make lasting change in their lives and build bright futures for their children and their communities.”
The Tenacious Caregiver Award for Network Partner is given to an exceptional NFP network partner who is at or above funded capacity , has high nurse retention , high client retention and excellent graduation rates

The award is given to a network partner that pursues collaboration in the communities it serves, is a leader in innovation and stands as an example for others across the network.

Administrator Carolyn Mullins and nurse supervisor Tonee Marks accepted the award for Nurse-Family Partnership at Care Ring.

Care Ring served more than 300 families in Mecklenburg County in 2018, and its nurse supervisors, nurses and administrative assistants have been instrumental in developing close partnerships with over 15 agencies that allow the agency to provide a warm transition to additional services needed by families. This local program was an early adopter of Telehealth.

Care Ring has expanded its team from four to 11 NFP nurses, is at full capacity, and since implementing NFP in Mecklenburg County in 2009, has conducted more than 15,000 home visits serving more than 1,100 families .

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