New York, May 12, 2017 : Deepa Vinoo, Director/ Co-ordinator of the Memory Care Unit at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler was presented the Annual Award of the Hospital for Excellence in Management, during the annual Award presentation wherein a total of six nursing professionals from across the health care system were awarded.
The honour was conferred in recognition of their dedication, leadership, and talent for the nursing profession and for the patient care they provide each day. Awards were given in six categories including clinical nursing (in-patient), management, education and mentorship, advancing and leading the profession, home, community or ambulatory care, and volunteerism and service.
Deepa Vinoo who has put in ten years of service at the Hospital, leads an interdisciplinary team that utilizes innovative techniques to effectively, holistically and compassionately care for residents diagnosed with dementia. Deepa has spearheaded ongoing training that has updated Coler’s care giving approach to align with Alzheimer’s Association best practices and has helped 95 percent of her team to earn National Council of Certified Dementia Care Practitioners certification. “Music & Memory” is a standout program led by Deepa at Coler; this program uses familiar music to reach behind the veil of dementia in order to draw out persons hidden behind the disability and re-engage them with the world. Through this and other advanced treatment programs led by Deepa, Coler has achieved significant reduction in antipsychotic medication administered to residents diagnosed with dementia, increased engagement and satisfaction among residents’ families, and fostered better interaction between residents and staff – a relationship vital to improving successful long-term care.