Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice Honor Shining Stars

Port Huron, MI –  Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice recognizes staff for going above and beyond through the Shining Star program. Those awarded regularly demonstrate the mission, vision, and focus of the agency while helping patients, clients, and each other. Leadership nominates staff for the award quarterly.

This past quarter, the following individuals were given the Shining Star award:

Carrie Barnes, Health Services

Judy Bloink, Blue Water Hospice Home

Jackie Cole, Blue Water Hospice Home

Carol Hill, Home Health Care

Paula LaFortune, Blue Water Hospice Home

Louise Markovic, Private Duty

Suzanne Tomczak, Home Health Care

Jeannie Westbrook, Health Services

Amanda Whitmore, Blue Water Hospice Home

Cindy Wisdom, Blue Water Hospice Home


Since 1952, Visiting Nurse Association has provided a continuum of care including home health care, palliative care, private duty, and hospice care to the people of St. Clair, Sanilac, Lapeer, and Macomb counties. Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality, cost-effective health care to any patient and family member with short-term, long-term, or end-of-life care. Learn more about the services offered by VNA/BWH by visiting