Patient Stories/News

January 14, 2020

VNA awards staff at annual meeting

At the annual meeting, Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice (VNA/BWH) awarded three staff members with service awards. The awards are named after long-time employees who made an impact on the organization. Bess MacCulloch Award for Outstanding Community Service –Named after the founder, Bess MacCulloch. She founded the organization […]
December 20, 2019

Visiting Nurse Association pays tribute to retiring employee

On December 13, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) held its annual staff meeting and paid tribute to retiring, long-time nurse, Liz Norris. When Liz announced her retirement earlier this year, staff were saddened. She has been a fixture with the organization for more than 40 years, starting with VNA under the […]
December 2, 2019

9th annual Light Up a Life campaign kicks off

Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice (VNA & BWH) will hold the 9th annual Light Up a Life giving campaign now through December 31. The annual event raises funds for Blue Water Hospice services – for both in-home and Hospice Home patient care. Light Up a Life is an […]
October 24, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Each month various health-related topics are highlighted, bringing awareness and support throughout the nation. November is dedicated as hospice and palliative care month. Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice (VNA & BWH) is proud to provide both services to the community. VNA & BWH is unique in providing the […]
August 20, 2019

True Love to the End

Vernon and Roxana McAuley have been inseparable since they meet more than 32 years ago, and a stay at Blue Water Hospice Home was not about to change that. They became the first married couple at the Hospice Home to be admitted at the same time. Because they couldn’t stand […]
June 26, 2019

Quilt of Valor given to WWII veteran at Blue Water Hospice Home

Frank Bunyan was just 17 when his patriotic duty called him to join the Navy during WWII. As a resident at Blue Water Hospice Home, he was nominated for the Quilt of Valor by the Director of Hospice Home Jessica Martin, RN, BSN. “I nominated Frank for the Quilt of […]
May 20, 2019

Local veteran participates in the “Honor Flight”

Veteran Gerald “Jerry” Winn, 95, of Port Huron, took on a special mission on April 20, 2019, flying aboard the legendary Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The Honor Flight Network takes World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, or any terminally ill veteran to Washington, D.C. to visit military and […]
May 15, 2019

How to Select an Occupational Therapist

How to select a home care occupational therapist? It is not at all uncommon for patients to be treated by a home care occupational therapist following surgery or following some other medical event, such as a stroke or injury. What kinds of questions should you ask prior to hiring a […]
May 6, 2019

Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice honors nurses for National Nurses Week

Each year, in recognition of the birth of modern day nursing founder, Florence Nightingale, health organizations around the nation honor their nurses during National Nurses Week, celebrated May 6-12. Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) began because of a need for nurses to provide in-home care. And, this week, VNA celebrates all […]