Outstanding health care professional awarded

Valley Health Services’ Director of Nursing Melissa Ippolito was awarded the Outstanding Healthcare Professional Award on behalf of The Genesis Group, The Medical Societies and its partners, recently at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro.

Ippolito began her career in nursing at VHS while in high school as a certified nursing assistant and has worked as a registered nurse in several different capacities since 2001.

Ippolito’s accolades are numerous and include being a certified rehabilitation registered nurse, skin and wound care certified by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and Ipro-certified by the New York State Department of Health for corporate quality and value in health care.

Ippolito resides in Middleville with her husband, John, and daughters, Gabrielle and Hannah.