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Pediatric Home Service receives 2009 Organization of the Year Award

Minnesota Pediatric Nurse Practitioners recognize PHS for outstanding, innovative service


St. Paul, Minn. — Pediatric Home Service (PHS) has been selected the 2009 Organization of the Year by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (MN NAPNAP) in recognition of its outstanding and innovative in-home service to children with special needs.

In announcing the award, Chapter President-Elect Stephanie Kimmes, RN, CPNP, AE-C, noted that “From in-home asthma education led by Kay Kufahl’s excellent leadership to the Take 2 program, PHS shares MN NAPNAP’s core values of education, advocacy, caring and leadership in providing high quality health care for children in the community.”

Kufahl, RRT-NPS, RCP, AE-C, is PHS Managing Director of In-Home Asthma Management. Other PHS employees instrumental in earning the award for PHS are Barb Lehn, RRT-NPS, RCP, AE-C, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist and Certified Asthma Educator, Janelle Peterson, RD, LD, CNSD, Nutrition Specialist, and Cathleen Urbain, Ph.D., Patient Advocacy.

“PHS should be proud of all the folks who work there,” said Kimmes. “They are true professionals and such advocates for kids. We’re pleased to recognize PHS for high quality home health care and education.”

Upon learning of the award, PHS President, Susan Wingert said, “Every employee at PHS strives for excellence in home health care, which is epitomized by our staff whose efforts were instrumental in earning this nomination. We’re very proud to be recognized in this way by such an influential group of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.”

PHS will be honored at a MN NAPNAP spring celebration event Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners is the only advanced practice registered nursing organization in the world focused on pediatric health and has 48 chapters in 32 states, comprising more than 7,000 members. The Minnesota chapter was formed in 1972 and today has about 130 members who practice high quality health care and teaching throughout the state in a wide variety of settings, including but not limited to: primary care and specialty clinics, schools, college and universities, hospitals and public health.

About Pediatric Home Service

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Pediatric Home Service is an independent pediatric homecare company that helps medically-complex, technology-dependent children live safely and successfully where they’re most comfortable, at home with their families, rather than in a hospital. Pediatric Home Service has been partnering with healthcare professionals and family caregivers for more than two decades to deliver compassionate, specialized, high-quality care to children with special medical needs.

Originally published: May 18, 2009