Nurse association receives recognition

The Cape Visiting Nurse Association has been named to the Top 100 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. Cape Visiting Nurse Association is a joint venture between two leading health-care providers - Cape Regional Medical Center and Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, New Jersey's largest home health, hospice and community-based care provider.

For more information, see capevna.org and caperegional.com or call Sue Staeger at 609-463-2059.

Erdmann named officer of year

Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer has announced that Corrections Officer Gary E. Erdmann Jr. was named Cape May County Corrections Officer of the Year at the 15th annual New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association's Training Conference.

Erdmann, who became a Cape May County Corrections Officer in 2005, also served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 10 years. He is the Cape May County Correctional Center Safety Officer and is responsible for certifying the correctional staff in first aid and CPR, and is assigned with three other officers to a special detail squad within the facility.