Eight Virginia Health Services apprenticeship graduates

Sixth Virginia Health Services apprenticeship cohort graduates

The sixth cohort of Virginia Health Services apprentices graduated Tuesday at The Arbors at Port Warwick. The group began its earn-as-you-learn training program in early November. The program includes classroom and clinical instruction to graduate Care Assistants to Nurse Aides. Tuesday’s eight graduates will work in Virginia Health Services nursing and rehabilitation centers at York…

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VHS apprentices

Virginia Health Services apprentices reflect on experience so far

National Apprenticeship Week is Nov. 15-21. Virginia Health Services used the week to highlight graduates from the Care Assistant to Nurse Aide earn-as-you-learn apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship includes paid training and covers the cost of the state certification exam to be a CNA. The program has had five classes graduate this year, with a sixth…

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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,…

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Virginia Health Services' third class of apprentices honored instructor Nora Gillespie with T-shirts

Virginia Health Services graduates third cohort of apprentices

Virginia Health Services recognized its third class of graduates from the Nurse Aide apprenticeship with a ceremony Wednesday at The Arbors at Port Warwick in Newport News. VHS CEO and President Mark Klyczek delivered opening remarks, telling the graduates Virginia Health Services is “fortunate to grow our own CNAs. … You are at the end…

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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…

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Apprenticeship program on floor at York Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center

Virginia Health Services celebrates CNA Week

Virginia Health Services invests in the education and growth of its CNAs with apprenticeship program Virginia Health Services celebrates its Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs) daily – and is thanking them during CNA Week, which begins June 17 and runs through June 23. The week is dedicated to thanking the work of CNAs in VHS facilities,…

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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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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…

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Virginia Health Services thanks its team on National Nurses Day

Virginia Health Services celebrates its nursing staff on National Nurses Day (May 6) and every day. “They are the backbone of this company,” said Rebecca Boyd, Virginia Health Services Vice President of Nursing. The team pulled through a tough year as a pandemic raged. “We couldn’t have done it without them,” Boyd said. “I truly…

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Virginia Health Services welcomes second class of apprentices

The second class of Care Assistant apprentices began classroom skills work this week at Virginia Health Services’ Employment, Enrichment and Education Center (EEE). The six apprentices are part of the Healthcare Apprenticeship Extension Program, which is partially funded by a grant from the Department of Labor. The apprentices spend three weeks at the EEE before…

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Virginia Health Services’ first class of apprentices graduates

Virginia Health Services recently launched a partnership with the Healthcare Apprenticeship Extension Program, and it already has reached a milestone. The first class of apprentices graduated Thursday on Styron Square at Port Warwick in Newport News. The six grads completed Care Assistant training and will continue their education as Nursing Assistants. The ceremony on the…

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Did You Know How Exercise Can Benefit Seniors?

    Did You Know How Exercise Can Benefit Seniors?   Adopting a regular workout routine can help you combat the effects of aging.  It can also help sharpen your mind, maintain your youthful vitality & even enhance your joy!  We know the benefits of exercise & physical activity, but how safe is exercise for…

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When Should My Parents Stop Driving?

When Should My Parents Stop Driving? How do you know when it’s time for your parents to stop driving? It’s such a tough subject to bring up since driving is such a huge part of our independence as an adult.  It’s not going to be easy to talk them into giving up that privilege.  And…

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