The Junior Board of Christiana Care Inc. presented a gift of $57,000 to Christiana Care Visiting Nurse Association leaders, representing proceeds from the Junior Board’s 2015 Medicine Ball. The funds will help to purchase upgraded equipment for the VNA Telehealth Monitoring Program.

As background for the gift presentation, attendees heard an update about Tasha Woodard, a VNA telehealth monitoring patient, who attended the Junior Board General Membership Meeting last fall to share how much the program supported her medical needs. A highlight of the fall event was when Woodard met her VNA telehealth nurse, Cheryl Alexander, for the first time in person. Telehealth monitoring helped Woodard while awaiting a lung transplant, which she received in August. She is currently doing well with her recovery.

Telehealth technology enables remote monitoring of a patient’s vital signs and health status, allowing patients to heal at home while still being connected with their health care providers.