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Community Collaboration

Deer Meadows Home Health Care (DMHH), led by Administrator, Stanley Rynkiewicz, has been instrumental in ensuring a collaboration with District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund. Initially, the original interest was to hire quality nurse aides for home-based clientele; however, the partnership has grown to DMHH hiring over 6 PYN Youth Nurse Aide student graduates, active participation in 1199C job fairs, and participation in industry partnership discussions. In addition, DMHH hosted 2 summer work-ready interns and successfully engaged them in healthcare administrative work over the course of six weeks.

Staff at DMHH has been instrumental in the transitioning of youth to employment, and one administrative assistant, Kate Liggins, has been key in this process. Ms. Liggins has conducted several interviews with PYN students, and for those that land a coveted position, she ensures proper orientation and training needed. For those that aren’t the right fit, she offers helpful feedback and tips for them to consider when moving forward.

The 1199C Job Developer has communicated with students now working at DMHH and they affectionately refer to Kate as “their second mom.”

This year we intend to continue to develop our partnership with DMHH through continued job placements, participation in employer panels, and tours of their nursing facility, and job shadowing opportunities for our PYN Nurse Aide students.

Your Feet Could Be at Risk! Diabetic Foot Screening

Your Feet Could Be at Risk! FREE Diabetic Foot Screening Clinic Everyone Welcome! WHEN: Saturday May 17, 2014 8:30am – 12:00pm.WHERE: Reba Brown Senior Residence, 1450 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143.

Did you know that if you are diabetic, you should get your feet checked at least once a year?


A great turnout of people stopped by our free Diabetic Foot Screening Clinic to assess the risk of their feet. The clinic was staffed with nurses who are trained in wound & diabetic care.

We also checked blood sugar and provided everyone with educational advice, recommendations for proper foot care and resources for the community to take home. Of course we answered many questions residents had.

Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services’ 2nd annual Diabetic Foot Clinic at Reba Brown was a huge success. We had a great turnout with people from the community and Residents from Reba Brown attending the foot clinic. We are very thankful to all of our volunteers and our sponsors National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, OSNovation, Smith&Nephew, Life Choice Hospice, Select Data, WCEI, Always Best Care, Superior Printing and Engraving and McKesson Medical. We look forward to serving our healthcare community in the future.

Brought to you by:
National Alliance of Wound Care & Ostomy, OS Novation, Smith & Nephew, Life Choice, Select Data, Wound Care Educational Institute, Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services.