PM Hails Syringa Marshall-Burnett as a nation builder

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJamaica Intensifies Ebola Preparedness RelatedRed Stripe to Invest US$10 Million Over Five Years PM Hails Syringa Marshall-Burnett as a nation builderJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerLeader of the Opposition, The Most HonourablePortia Simpson Miller, O.N., M.P. RelatedGovernment Allocates $500 Million For National Health Emergency Responsecenter_img Prime  Minister  Portia  Simpson  Miller  has  described  former  President  of  the Senate, Syringa Marshall Burnett, CD, as a nation builder and trail blazer who, as  a  health  care  professional,  educator,  Parliamentarian  and  social  activist, helped  significantly  to  propel  Jamaica’s  development  and  the  advancement  of women.“I am deeply saddened by the passing of one of Jamaica’s finest daughters, who has been a nation builder in her time, and who has contributed so much to the development  of  our  country  and  our  people,”  Prime  Minister  Simpson  Miller said in a statement on Saturday (October 11).The Prime Minister recalled Mrs. Marshall-Burnett‘s national contribution as a pioneering  nurse,  nursing  educator,  Parliamentarian,  tireless  advocate  for senior  citizens  and  one  who  was  passionate  about  the  economic,  social  and professional advancement of women.“As  a  Senator  and  later  President  of  the  Senate,  she  raised  the  bar  of Parliamentary  decorum  by  the  fine  example  she  set.  Her  contributions  were outstanding  and  profound,  and  her  leadership  fair  and  respected,”  Mrs. Simpson Miller added.Mrs. Marshall-Burnett’s past  leadership of the Nurses Association of Jamaica,and her leadership of the National Council for Senior Citizens up to the time of her passing, also received high praise from the Prime Minister. She noted that political association and sympathies were never allowed to diminish the level of professionalism  and  stridency  with  which  Syringa  Marshall-Burnett approached her work as a social activist and advocate.Prime  Minister  Simpson  Miller  said  Mrs.  Marshall-Burnett  freely  gave distinguished service and wise counsel to the People’s National Party serving at the  level  of  the  Executive  Committee,  National  Executive  Council  and  internal commissions.“I  extend  sincere  condolences  to  her  husband  and  other  members  of  her  dear family  at  this  time  of  great  loss  and  sorrow.  We  will  miss  her  outstanding contributions,  incisive  interventions,  her  activism,  her  wise  advice  and  her passion  for  the  development  of  her  country  and  her  fellow  Jamaicans,”  the Prime Minister said. Story HighlightsPrime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has described former President of the Senate, Syringa Marshall Burnett, CD, as a nation builder and trail blazer who, as a health care professional, educator, Parliamentarian and social activist, helped significantly to propel Jamaica’s development and the advancement of women. The Prime Minister recalled Mrs. Marshall-Burnett‘s national contribution as a pioneering nurse, nursing educator, Parliamentarian, tireless advocate for senior citizens and one who was passionate about the economic, social and professional advancement of women.Prime Minister Simpson Miller said Mrs. Marshall-Burnett freely gave distinguished service and wise counsel to the People’s National Party serving at the level of the Executive Committee, National Executive Council and internal commissions. PM Hails Syringa Marshall-Burnett as a nation builder Office of the Prime MinisterOctober 11, 2014Written by: OPM Communications Unit Advertisementslast_img read more

BAYADA Hospice to expand palliative care in Vermont and NH

first_imgVermont Business Magazine BAYADA Hospice, with three offices in Chittenden County, announced that it has been selected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (The CMS Innovation Center) to participate in its Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) demonstration project. Under this program, beginning in January 2016, BAYADA will be able to expand its existing community-based palliative care services to more patients in Vermont and New Hampshire who are seriously ill. “The CMS Innovation Center provides a framework for supporting seriously ill, hospice eligible patients who might otherwise go without access to community-based palliative and hospice care.” said Dr. John Saroyan, BAYADA Hospice Medical Director. “The Medicare Care Choices Model will allow us to engage patients who qualify for hospice but who wish to continue pursuing the full spectrum of medical and hospital-based services.” BAYADA will work with physicians who care for patients with cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and HIV/AIDS to identify patients who may be eligible for either existing palliative care services or those under the Medicare Care Choices Model. All services focus on the patient and family with three main areas: •       Patient and family goal-setting •       Pain and symptom management/palliation •       Care coordination, case management, and shared decision-making “This demonstration project is focused on improving the value of care for some of the most frail and vulnerable in our communities, and we are fully committed to working diligently to improve the effectiveness of the model in meeting the goal of high value patient-centered care for all seriously ill residents of Vermont and New Hampshire,” said Kristin Barnum, RN, MBA, BAYADA Hospice division director.The CMS Innovation Center tests various payment and service delivery models that aim to achieve better care for patients, better health for our communities, and lower costs through improved coordination, palliation and communication. For more information, visit is external).  For more information on our hospice and palliative care services, visit is external)last_img read more

Kenai Works Through Brief List of Capital Requests

first_imgThe list of top six projects is ranked generally in order of priority according to Koch, with construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades placing first. Koch: “This year’s a more fiscally demanding year than last year.  So depending on any number of intangibles, price of oil’s probably being the biggest one, there very well could be a zero capital budget. There are reserves and the state of Alaska capital budget is to a degree a portion of the economical engine that makes the state run. The legislators and the governor, I think, will be hesitant to make it nothing but certainly it will bare bone.” That program has seen significant declines in funding over the past decade, however if funded by the legislature this year, Koch thinks Kenai’s grant application has a high enough score to garner a grant. The list of six preliminary capital improvement projects includes: Koch said there may not be any capital budget at all this year… The City of Kenai submitted a municipal matching grant application to the Department of Environmental Conservation for that project in August. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Expectations were low and just six projects were listed during Kenai’s Capital Priorities work session yesterday. 1. Construction of Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades, Phase II2. Paving and Improvements to City Streets3. Public Safety Building, Boiler Replacement and HVAC Improvements and instullation of bullet resistant windows4. Improvements/Renovation of the Kenai Senior Center, Phase I5. Radio Frequency Identification Tagging of Library Collection and Self-Sorting Machine6. City Emergency and Operational Fueling Facility The capital priorities will be presented to the Council in the form of a resolution December 7th.last_img read more