Nurses From Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center Honored at Statewide Conference for Their Service to Residents

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ (April 20, 2015)— Two nurses at Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center of South Amboy are being honored today for their exemplary kindness, knowledge and focus on residents by the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration, the leading advocate and educational organization for directors and assistant directors of nursing and registered nurses in management positions.

Genine Bardinas, assistant director of nursing, is being named New Jersey Assistant Director of Nursing of the Year, and LPN Joyce Brifu, is receiving honorable mention as New Jersey LPN of the Year during the Association’s 26th annual conference at Bally’s Atlantic City.

“Our family of caregivers is proud to congratulate Genine and Joyce for this prestigious honor,” said Batsheva Katz, vice president at Windsor Healthcare Communities, the parent organization for Venetian and nine other short- and long-term care homes in New Jersey.

“Windsor Healthcare Communities is a pioneer in person-directed care that cherishes, honors and loves our residents,” Batsheva added. “I want to thank Genine and Joyce for putting residents first and making them feel like family.”

The annual NJADONA conference draws New Jersey nurses who serve in leadership positions throughout the state.

Genine, a wound care specialist and mother of four, joined Windsor Healthcare in 2013 because she appreciated the family-owned company’s commitment to providing person-directed care. She has served as assistant director of nursing at Briarwood Care & Rehabilitation and recently moved along with Briarwood staff and residents to Venetian, a brand new home located at 275 John T. O’Leary Blvd., near the South Amboy waterfront.

She values a holistic approach to nursing--considering all factors affecting a patient’s well-being—rather than focusing treatment just on a specific wound or illness. Nomination letters to NJADONA from a resident’s family member states that Genine is “caring, kind and goes above and beyond her calling.”

“I was born a nurse,” she said, with a chuckle. “Even as a child, I was always the nurse in charge, giving out all of the bandages.”

Joyce has worked with Windsor Healthcare four years, earning praise from administrators as well as residents and their families. In a nomination letter, Director of Nursing Yolanda Golebiowski said Joyce’s compassion and patience with residents has “earned their trust and created a home that evades loneliness and enhances their quality of life.”

(Image - from left: Joyce Brifu, Batsheva Katz, Gina Kirchoff, Genine Bardinas, Yolanda Golebiowski)

About the New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

The New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration is a network of nurse administrators and assistant directors of nursing in long-term care in New Jersey.  The association endeavors to provide education, communication and service to the members it serves, supporting and promoting quality of care for those individuals receiving long-term care and concern for those delivering long-term care. 

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About Windsor Healthcare Communities

Windsor Healthcare Communities provides clinically sophisticated post-hospital medical care and rehabilitation, as well as comprehensive skilled nursing care throughout New Jersey. A family owned and operated organization, Windsor is a recognized pioneer in promoting person-directed care that cherishes, honors and loves our Elders. We are committed to medical excellence and well-being for all that we serve.  Please visit for more information.



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