CareOne Corporate Clinical Services Coordinator Named 2014 Philippine Nurses Association Of America Nurse Administrator Of The Year

Annabelle Villafuerte MSN, RN,NE-BC, CareOne’s Corporate Clinical Services Coordinator, has been named the 2014 Nurse Administrator Of The Year by the Philippine Nurses Association Of America (PNAA).  She will accept the award at the 35th Annual PNAA National Convention Gala in Las Vegas, NV on June 28th.  “I am humbled and honored to receive this award, there are so many worthy candidates  it’s meaningful to have been chosen by my peers.” said Villafuerte.  “I am thrilled to be recognized for my contributions to the nursing community.”

Ms. Villafuerte has more than 30 years of experience in the nursing field and currently serves as the President of PNAA of New Jersey. “We are all very proud of Belle’s accomplishment,” said Monica Helwig, CareOne’s Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality.  “She is an asset to our team not just as a member of the PNAA, but as a true nurse. She is a role model to nurses in New Jersey.” As the Corporate Clinical Services Coordinator at CareOne, Ms. Villafuerte collaborates with the clinical leadership team to develop and implement clinical initiatives and programs, provides support, direction, training, and education to all individuals at the facility level who are responsible for ensuring quality resident care serves as a mentor for all Directors of Nursing. “I love working at CareOne and being part of the team,” she explained.  “The company is extremely supportive.”