Virginia Health Services fifth cohort of CNA apprentices graduates Oct. 26, 2021.

Virginia Health Services CNA apprenticeship program adds instructor

Virginia Health Services’ apprenticeship program, which graduates Care Assistants to eventual Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), is undergoing a transition in instructors. The VHS education team is adding instructor Princess Henderson, who has been with the company since 2008. She is being guided on the ins and outs of the apprenticeship class by instructor Nora Gillespie,…

Nursing Professional Development Week 2021

Virginia Health Services offers education staff and resources to help develop nursing careers

This week, Virginia Health Services honors Nursing Professional Development Week. Virginia Health Services has a long history of encouraging development of its team members and promoting from within. View our job opportunities, and know that development is a priority at VHS. The education team at VHS offers a variety of services to its nursing staff.…

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Virginia Health Services celebrates its Residents for National Assisted Living Week

This week we are highlighting Residents in Virginia Health Services’ assisted living communities as part of National Assisted Living Week. The communities provide medical assistance to those who need help with ADLs (activities of daily living) while still maintaining independence in a private apartment home. The Huntington at Newport and The Hamilton at The York…

Virginia Health Services graduates fourth class of Nurse Aide apprentices

The graduation ceremony Thursday looked a little different. The hybrid ceremony was streamed on Zoom, with limited in-person attendance at Virginia Health Services’ Employment, Enrichment, Education (EEE) Center in Port Warwick. It was done to minimize risk, given rising COVID cases in the community. Each graduate was allowed one in-person attendee. The eight apprentices graduated…

Coliseum Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center's Monroe unit reopened Tuesday, June 22, 2021, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Coliseum reopens skilled care unit with private rooms

Coliseum Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center reopened its Monroe unit on Tuesday morning. The wing will add 30 private rooms for skilled care. The occasion was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony, with remarks from Virginia Health Services Vice President of Operations Don Lundin and Coliseum Administrator Dudley Haas. The ribbon was cut by the Monroe…

Virginia Health Services CEO featured on podcast to discuss using analytics to elevate standards of senior care

Virginia Health Services President and CEO Mark Klyczek found a way to improve nursing home and rehabilitation facilities through incremental change.  Those changes require sharing quality data, which is the key to raising a facility’s standard of care. Quality outcomes not only measure the care provided but also the satisfaction of Residents.  On average, most…

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Second cohort of Virginia Health Services apprentices graduate to Nursing Aides

Virginia Health Services’ second cohort of Care Assistants graduated Friday at The Arbors at Port Warwick. It is the second Virginia Health Services apprenticeship class. The earn-as-you learn apprenticeship program pays participants to take the classes and complete clinical work necessary to move from Care Assistants to Nursing Aides. The graduates will take the state…

Virginia Health Services CEO Mark Klyczek congratulations CFO Nikki Boldy on 25 years of service.

CFO Nikki Boldy celebrates 25 years with Virginia Health Services

It started with a part-time job while in college. Virginia Health Services CFO Nikki Boldy worked in billing while pursuing a degree in business administration with an accounting concentration at Christopher Newport University. The Newport News native, a graduate of Menchville High School, has lived on the Peninsula her whole life. This year, Boldy celebrates…