Scholarship RecipientsRidgefield, CT—January 30, 2024: Ridgefield, CT: Fairfield County Bank President Daniel Berta recently met with the recipients of the 2023 RVNAhealth-Fairfield County Bank Scholarship.

The 2023 scholarship recipients are Keri Linardo, CCO RN, Lauren Messina, hospice RN, and Elaine Leitao, QAPI RN. Fairfield County Bank has been a long-standing supporter of RVNAhealth and their mission. Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA, President & CEO of RVNAhealth, said of the partnership: “They stand as not just a sponsor, but a true partner, mentor, and friend. We are profoundly appreciative.”

The Fairfield County Bank Scholarship program began in 2019 as an expansion of the Bank’s annual sponsorship. The scholarship is awarded to a group of RVNAHealth employees each year who aim to further their education. Recipients have completed programs ranging from RN to Masters and PHD qualifications through the scholarship. “We are thrilled to play a part in the continuing education of these dedicated medical professionals,” said Daniel Berta, Fairfield County Bank President. “RVNA provides invaluable support to those most vulnerable in our community, and we are proud to support their staff as they further their education.”

RVNAhealth is a private, non-profit, mission-driven organization founded and focused on care. While their name and services have evolved since their founding as a home health care agency in 1914, their guiding principles have remained steadfast: a mission to serve, exceptional patient care, and a commitment to excellence in quality and service.


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