Home Care Alliance member agency, Bayada Nurses announced that the company’s nationwide recruitment campaign to send volunteer nurses to Haiti has been extended to include licensed practical nurses as well as registered nurses. The campaign will also double the number of nurses the company will sponsor. “There is a great need in Haiti that is on-going. We want to expand our efforts to help an area that desperately needs assistance,” explains Mark Baiada, president and founder of Bayada Nurses, a national home health care company with office in 18 states. “We are looking for experienced nurses to travel to Haiti for a minimum of four weeks. All experienced RNs and LPNs are welcome to apply. The effort is not limited to Bayada Nurses employees. The company has increased the original goal of sponsoring 12 nurses to a new commitment of sponsoring up to 24 nurse volunteers in Haiti.
The company is coordinating volunteer placements in Haiti with Heart to Heart International, a non-profit, humanitarian agency founded in 1993 to provide medical education and aid to hospitals and clinics around the world. Bayada is paying all travel and living costs for volunteers, reimbursing nurses for all recommended inoculations, and providing many of the recommended supplies nurses will need while in Haiti. Heart to Heart coordinates living accommodations, travel, meals, interpreters, and security for nurses during their stay in Haiti.