Star Pediatric Homecare Quarterly Newsletter


New Year, New Beginnings, New Stars

New Year, New GEM

We are very excited for the return of our Quarterly Newsletter and especially the Star Pediatrics Quarterly GEM. GEM awards recognize a nurse from each office branch who embodies the ‘Go the Extra Mile’ philosophy. GEM nurses are the epitome of true Star Pediatric nurses. These nurses have been chosen by their coworkers, supervisors, and office administrators. Character, professionalism, integrity, and respect are core values we expect our nurses to uphold each and every day. GEM nurses account for this and so much more.

Saddle Brook GEM: Kristine Javier RN

Our Saddle Brook office is excited to announce Kristine Javier, as this quarter’s GEM nurse! Kristine has been with Star for 2 years. “She works with a very challenging case and does it with a smile and willing attitude”, said Saddle Brook’s Director of Nursing, Rachel Palmer. When Kristine’s client is in the hospital, Kristine covers other cases without question and is well loved wherever she goes. Kristine is dedicated to her clients and will adjust her schedule to work longer hours whenever it is needed to ensure the safety of her patient. We want to thank Kristine for shining with us and congratulate her on her exemplary performance!

Howell/Lakewood GEM: Natalie Ospina LPN

Our Howell/Lakewood office has chosen Natalie Ospina as this quarter’s GEM. Natalie has been shining with us since May of 2019. Natalie’s coworkers added that Natalie “is extremely reliable, dedicated to her clients, warm and loving in providing excellent care to her patients”. We want to thank Natalie for her hard work and dedication to this agency but more importantly, thank you for providing such high quality care to the patients served over the years. Congratulations Natalie!

Mount Laurel GEM: Uyen Nguyen RN, BSN

The Mount Laurel branch is pleased to announce Uyen Nguyen as this quarter’s GEM. Uyen has been employed with us for three years and counting. “Her caring and dedicated way that she delivers patient care, reflects the true meaning of being a nurse and the mission of Star Pediatrics”, said Barbara Kenny, HR Director. Uyen has worked some of our most challenging cases and is always willing to lend a hand when needed. It’s a true honor and privilege to have Uyen a part of our Star Family.

Celebrating Milestones

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our nurses who are celebrating 10 continuous years of service. Our Vice President, Michelle Marano RN, BSN commented, “With this milestone we reflect and acknowledge that our nurses are the backbone of Star Pediatrics. Fourteen years ago we embarked on this journey. Together, we became one of the leading homecare providers in New Jersey. The gratitude and honor we feel in knowing so many of you personally and professionally is something we hold very dear to our hearts. We have watched you get married, have children , have grandchildren, graduate, further your education and endure so many other life events. Your loyalty and dedication, not only to our children, but to Star is immeasurable . Thank you! Cheers and Happy New Year”.

Saddle Brook Nurses: Aminah R Abdus Sabuur, Sofia Argueta, Ashley Correa, Mercedes D. Garcia, Stephanie Lenis, Teresita R Ludizaca, and Marileny Ramos.

Howell/Lakewood Nurses: Donna Brooks-Wesley, Georgeta Dumitru, Carla Matos, Karen Okechukwu, and Amundson Williams

Mount Laurel Nurses: Kisha Kersey, Linda Wideman-Richards, Maisha Adams, Joy Boundar, Lisa Cutuli, Kelley Busch, Jeannette Falcone, Robyn Jonas, Elsabet Petros, Elaine Santiago, Laurel Scurvin, Mandeep Sidhu, and Tina Whitson

In Loving Memory

We are sad to report the passing of a member of our Star family, Irvin Carr. Irvin joined our family in 2018 and had been a dedicated nurse throughout his time here. Many of his coworkers at Star loved working with him and described him as “a sweet man and a pleasure to work with”. Irvin’s famous line when greeting someone was “Blessed to be alive on this beautiful day”. We were blessed with the opportunity to know such a special soul like Irvin. May Irvin and his family find peace at this time.

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Saddle Brook Office

We want to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year! We also want to announce that our Coordinator Veronica welcomed her baby boy Matthew on September 2nd and are very excited for her return this January.

Howell/Lakewood Office

We’ve moved! The Lakewood Branch is now officially the Howell Branch! The new office is a significant upgrade for our employees from the Lakewood location. The new office is located at 4776 US 9 S, Howell Township, NJ 07731. Stop by and check it out if you’re in the area! After some time apart we are pleased to announce the return of Gittel and Saraya back to the Star family! Welcome back Gittel and Saraya. Speaking of welcomes, we have some newborns we would like to welcome to the world and Star family! Congratulations Chasya, Rebecca, Brittany, and Elyse!

Mount Laurel Office

It’s been a good year for us at Mount Laurel! We welcomed some new faces to the office recently. Welcome Brigid and Stephanie to the Star family! We are so happy to have you with us. We also want to give a late congratulations to Tiffany and Natalie on their newborns! This Holiday season we had the opportunity to gift one of our patients and their family a wish list of Christmas presents. We want to thank everyone who contributed to this holiday’s season giving.

Winter Weather Reminders

With the weather dropping in temperature, we want to share some safety reminders to practice during the winter season.

1. Try to stay indoors during extreme cold weather.

2. Give yourself extra time when traveling and be sure to clean off your car and drive more cautiously.

3. Pipes freeze! Keep your house at the appropriate temperature to prevent your pipes from freezing.

4. Time to bring the pets inside. Our fur babies can only withstand so much cold weather.

5. Check on the elderly, weather conditions make it harder for them to get household supplies and food.

6. Help prevent motor vehicle accidents by increasing your following distance, don’t use cruise control, and avoid quirky motions (be cautious).

Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities! We strive to create public awareness of people with disabilities in all spheres of political, social, economic, and cultural life, as well as to advance their rights and general well-being at all societal and developmental levels. At Star, we are shedding love and light to the disabled community. ⭐

“It is so important to showcase people with disabilities with intersectional identities because that allows viewers to see beyond disability….People with disabilities are multilayered—we are complex breathing human beings defined by more than just what we lack.” – Lauren Ridloff
Helping children shine, one step at a time. ⭐ 

Our pediatric home health care helps children with chronic conditions and disabilities. We are grateful to have nurses that help both our patients and families everyday.

If you are interested in becoming a star nurse, feel free to contact us. 

We offer:
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We hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦. Our star nurses are dedicated to taking great care of our patients, so they can continuously spend beautiful moments with family and friends. If you want to become a star nurse, feel free to contact us! 💗

We offer:
⭐top pay
⭐great bonuses
⭐flexible hours
Happy Nurse Practitioner Week! In honor of this week, we want to give a special thank you to our APN’s, Kim C. and Arianna L! We also have our soon to be NP's Ekaterina R. and Agnieszka L. working hard! We are beyond excited, and you have our support during this process. Thank you for everything you do, keep shining! ⭐
Pediatric nursing is understanding the unique physiological and psychological needs of pediatric patients. Here at Star, we prioritize children's care with the help of our amazing nurses! If you want to join our team, please feel free to reach out. 

We offer:
⭐top pay
⭐great bonuses
⭐flexible hours

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At Star, we provide our patients with individualized care and consideration. Our nurses are highly skilled, committed, and passionate! If you want to join our team and become a Star Nurse, feel free to contact us.

We offer:

⭐top pay
⭐great bonuses
⭐flexible hours

#kidshealth #nursepractitioner #nursingschool
#medical #nurselife #rn #lpn #nursesrock 
#teamnurselife #nurse💉 #teamnurse #nursestudent