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Record-Breaking Number of Guests Support VNSW's Major Fundraising Event of the Year
February, 25th 2015 in Events

Our Spring Benefit Gala held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at The Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, was a smashing success!  We had a record turnout for the event which helped to support our enhanced home health care services and free community health education programs offered in Westchester, the Bronx, Dutchess, Putnam and Rockland counties.

January, 29th 2015 in Events

Make a dinner reservation at Sam's of Gedney Way in White Plains for Wednesday, February 25th, between 5:00 - 10:00 pm, and the restaurant will donate 10% of all revenue from the evening to help support VNS Westchester's free community health education programs that enhance the health and well-being of residents of Westchester and beyond.

December, 8th 2014 in Press Releases

Kyle O'Loughlin-Cahill, FACHE, Chairman of the Board of the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc., announced that Lou Nemnom resigned his position as President & CEO, effective December 5th. The Board accepted his resignation and thanked Nemnom for his contributions to the agencies over the past three and a half years. As an interim step, the Board named Timothy Leddy, the current CFO, as Acting CEO.



September, 23rd 2014 in Newsletters/Annual Reports


The latest stories, news, events and photos about VNS Westchester, our affiliate Westchester Care at Home, and our community partners!

Lou Nemnom Speaks on Dramatic Changes in Healthcare Today
September, 12th 2014 in Media Coverage

Appearing in August on the WFAS-AM Radio Show, “Elder Care on the Air,” hosted by Elder Law attorney, Michael J. Amoruso, VNSW President & CEO, Lou Nemnom, discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the healthcare industry today, and how collaboration is key to ensure optimal patient care.

Industry veteran will manage finances at $38 million home healthcare agency
July, 1st 2014 in Press Releases

Timothy P. Leddy has joined Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc. (WVNS) as our new Chief Financial Officer. Leddy brings over three decades of leadership in the healthcare financial management field to the role. He will be responsible for all fiscal operations for WVNS, which comprises VNS Westchester and its affiliate, Westchester Care at Home.

During a distinguished career, Leddy has developed a deep expertise in the home healthcare industry. Most recently, he was President & CEO at the Brooklyn-based Visiting Nurse Regional Healthcare System (VNR).

June, 20th 2014 in Media Coverage

Last week, members of the Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (Putnam branch office), were heralded as heroes by members of the Putnam Legislature during its Health Committee meeting.  Mary McGuigan of Mahopac (at left in photo above), attended the session with nurse Kristin McGowan (center) and branch manager of our Putnam office, Loretta Molinari (right). Mrs. McGuigan told legislators that had it not been for the expert care received by her husband from the organization, "Bob would not be here today."

Robert McGuigan suffered a severe burn last year during a freak accident. He underwent triple by-pass surgery and developed multiple infections in incisions while hospitalized.  "When Bob came home from the hospital, nurse Kristin and her colleagues were here to assist like no one did at the medical center. She cleansed his wounds and treated the burns--seven days a week for more than six months. The angels saved my Bob's life! Kristin became part of our family!"



June, 11th 2014 in Press Releases

Three new appointments to the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group Board were announced at its meeting in May, including Kyle O'Loughlin-Cahill, Board Chair (photo above); Dr. Amy Ansehl, Vice-Chair; and Board Member, James R. Martell. Ms. Cahill and Dr. Ansehl have been members of the Board since 2010 and 2011, respectively, while Mr. Martell was newly elected to the Board.

Ms. Cahill, FACHE, has more than 20 years of leadership experience at a wide range of healthcare organizations in the region. She has extensive background in strategic growth, financial analysis and management, regulatory compliance issues and quality improvement, among other areas of expertise. She is currently a Consultant in Quality Management at the Oscar Health Insurance Company in New York City.

Dr. Ansehl has served as Executive Director, Partnership for a Healthy Population, Director of Public Health Practice and Assistant Professor in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at the New York Medical College since 2000, and was recently promoted to Associate Professor. She has advanced numerous public health initiatives through strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, public health departments, and governmental agencies and has secured major grant funding for a range of academic and public health programs.

Mr. Martell is currently an Audit partner in KPMG's New York Healthcare and Not-for-Profit practice. He has more than 30 years of industry experience providing auditing and advisory services to healthcare providers and non-profit organizations, with expertise in financial due diligence assistance, reimbursement, financial management and third-party reimbursement.




May, 30th 2014 in Press Releases

VNS Westchester's Lisa Sioufas, Manager of the agency's Mental Health and Social Work Program for the past seven years, was chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges to be one of ten "Healthcare Heroes" named by Westchester Magazine. Lisa was cited for her exemplary care of and advocacy for patients coping with mental illness at home. She was feted by the Magazine at a May 15th luncheon, and profiled in its May issue.

100 Leaders from Rockland Healthcare Organizations Celebrate Launch of VNSW Services in the County
April, 4th 2014 in Media Coverage

VNSW hosted a packed reception at the Hilton Pearl River on March 27th to celebrate the launch of its services in Rockland. 100 representatives from hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living centers, home health and social service agencies welcomed our agency to the County in light of the growing need for essential home healthcare and specialty services for local residents.