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Expert Training and Collaboration Session Prepares Home Care Agencies and their Partners to Adopt Innovative Sepsis Screening Tool
January, 16th 2018 in Press Releases

VNSW was privileged to serve as the host of HCA's "Stop Sepsis at Home NY" Regional Training Session in the Hudson Valley. The program, held on January 10th in our Putnam branch office in Brewster, NY, attracted a broad cross-section of home health care providers and their partners for training on a first-of-its-kind in the nation sepsis screening and intervention tool.  VNSW, along with other program participants, are preparing to adopt the tool for use during patient visits to stem the tide of sepsis, the body's overwhelming and often life-threatening response to an infection.

$25,000 Grant Matched by VNSW Foundation, Inc.
December, 14th 2017 in Press Releases

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester, Inc. (VNSW), has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Aging in America, Inc. to support the integration of an innovative Sepsis Screening, Education and Intervention Tool into its clinical practice. The funding will enable our home care work force to screen more than 10,000 patients in their homes annually as part of its best practices in patient care. The VNSW Foundation, Inc. provided a matching grant of $25,000 to underwrite staff training in identifying and managing sepsis in the home and in utilizing the screening tool for optimal patient outcomes.

October, 30th 2017 in Newsletters/Annual Reports

Our Fall 2017 Newsletter gives you the latest news, stories, events and photos about VNSW and our affiliate agency, Westchester Care at Home.  You'll find leadership news; community events and programs, including our annual benefit gala, flu vaccination clinics and more; and new initiatives for "bringing the best care home" to our patients.

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.