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October, 3rd 2017 in Newsletters/Annual Reports

Check out agency highlights of 2016, including our innovations in patient care; agency and staff achievements and accolades for a wide range of activities; our free community health education programs; and "VNSW By the Numbers," including patient demographics, referral sources, admissions, top diagnoses and more.

Early Symptom Identification Can Save Lives
September, 13th 2017 in Industry News & Commentary

VNSW is joining national efforts to spread awareness about Sepsis, a life-threatening condition that is the #1 cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Sepsis can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. While serious, it is a treatable condition with early symptom recognition and rapid treatment essential in preventing hospitalizations and saving lives. Learn more about the condition and how it can be prevented during Sepsis Awareness Month.

June, 13th 2017 in Press Releases

The following Board members were elected to the WVNS Group, Inc. Board:

- Martin Considine, who joined in May 2016 was elected Vice Chairperson.
Arlene Rosen joined the Board in May 2016.
- Natasha Bowman, joined the Board in May 2017.
Dr. Amy Ansehl, a Board member since 2011, was re-elected as Board Chair.
- Andrea McKay-Harris, a Board member since 2008, was re-elected Board Secretary.
- James Martell, who joined the Board in 2014 was elected Board Treasurer.


VNSW's Mary Gadomski Featured in CipherHealth Whitepaper
June, 12th 2017 in Industry News & Commentary

In this new whitepaper, CiperHealth, a NYC-based healthcare technology company, shares commentary from home healthcare industry leaders like VNSW’s Director of Business Development & Community Relations, Mary Gadomski, on ways home healthcare agencies can increase healthcare partnerships, while improving patient care and raising patient satisfaction.

Annual Benefit Raises $110,000 for VNSW Foundation, Inc.
May, 30th 2017 in Press Releases

The VNSW Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization established to help ensure the future of VNS Westchester's vital home healthcare services and communty health education programs, held a successful fundraising event on May 10th at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, raising $110,000 and hosting 200 leaders from the region's healthcare, business and nonprofit community.

NYSDOH-funded program aimed at workforce development, chronic disease management for homebound individuals
April, 12th 2017 in Press Releases

Funded by a New York State Department of Health Workforce Retraining Grant, Westchester Care at Home is partnering with Vital Care Services to train our Home Health Aides, Registered Nurses and Administrators on a variety of digital health technology tools.  The goal is to help our staff better track and improve the health status of the agency's largely elderly client population, many of whom are grappling with one or more chronic diseases.

Supporting VNSW's Home Healthcare and Community Health Programs
March, 10th 2017 in Events

VNSW Foundation's Spring Benefit Gala is our sole fundraising event of the year.  Join us on Wednesday, May 10th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison to help support the vital home healthcare services and free community health screenings and programs provided by Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester.  

Home health care agency partners with CipherHealth to reduce preventable hospital readmissions, improve health outcomes for patients
October, 17th 2016 in Press Releases

Evidence-based studies show that strategically-timed follow-up calls to patients following hospital discharge are leading to reduced instances of preventable hospital readmissions, improved patient health and better management of chronic illnesses.  To help achieve these goals for our home care patients, VNS Westchester (VNSW) is partnering with the NYC-based health technology company, CipherHealth, to pilot a new patient outreach call program, “VNSW Care Call.” The 90-day pilot program was launched in September for VNSW’s patients.

July, 22nd 2016 in Press Releases

With over 600 employees and independent contractors, the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc. (WVNS Group), is a major healthcare employer in Westchester and adjoining counties. Recognizing the growing need for job development opportunities in healthcare, as well as in other industries in the region, WVNS Group is collaborating with a variety of organizations to help meet workforce needs for local job seekers and employers alike.

May, 31st 2016 in Press Releases

Timothy P. Leddy, President & CEO of the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc. (WVNS), parent organization of VNS Westchester and Westchester Care at Home, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA) at their May 4th meeting in Saratoga Springs.