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June, 25th 2020 in Press Releases

Timothy P. Leddy, President & CEO of the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, has issued a Statement of Support in light of recent events impacting the Black community in the U.S. and around the world.

May, 6th 2020 in Press Releases

Today, May 6th, kicks off National Nurses Week, an annual observance to celebrate the essential role nurses play in promoting public health.

March, 17th 2020 in Press Releases

With the safety of our patients, staff, and the broader community in mind, VNS Westchester and Westchester Care at Home encourage you to follow the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines for when and how to properly wash your hands to help prevent infection from COVID-19.

November, 19th 2019 in Press Releases

VNS Westchester has been named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in several key areas. 

October, 24th 2019 in Newsletters/Annual Reports

View or download our Fall 2019 newsletter to learn about the latest happenings at VNS Westchester and Westchester Care at Home: new programs, Board members, community activities, staff accolades, and more.

Crain's Health Pulse Story Shines a Light on Staff Safety
October, 17th 2019 in Press Releases

Last fall, a small group of field staff from VNSW and our affiliate agency, Westchester Care at Home, piloted a new personal security device to ensure their safety during home care visits.  See the profile in the 10/17/19 edition of Crain's Health Pulse that shines a light on the expansion of this key initiative.

August, 13th 2019 in Press Releases

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) has launched a new clinical program to help reduce instances of sepsis among the close to 10,000 patients it serves each year.  Beginning in August, VNSW began screening its homecare patients for signs and symptoms of sepsis using a new interactive Sepsis Screening, Education and Early Intervention tool. 

July, 31st 2019 in Newsletters/Annual Reports

VNSW's 2018 Annual Report includes a wealth of information about VNSW and our sister agency, Westchester Care at Home, including the latest news, activities, advances in patient care and facts and figures abour our agencies.

Special Needs of Seniors During Excessive Heat a Key Topic
July, 24th 2019 in Press Releases

VNSW was delighted that Westchester County Executive, George Latimer, and County Commissioner of Senior Programs and Services, Mae Carpenter, recently accompanied RN Diana Valdes on a home visit to one of our patients. The visit took place during the recent heat wave, and the visit highlighted the need to check on the elderly and those with chronic health conditions during periods of excessive heat.

May, 28th 2019 in Press Releases

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) announced the opening in mid-May of its new branch office, located in Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County. The agency's Board made the decision this year to relocate its branch office from Putnam to Dutchess County due to the tremendous growth of patient admissions in Dutchess.