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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.

Celebrating the Launch of VNSW Services for Rockland Residents
February, 20th 2014 in Events

Attention healthcare and social service organizations serving residents of Rockland County!  You are cordially invited to attend a free reception on Thursday, March 27, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Hilton Pearl River.

VNSW Nurses Brave the Elements to Deliver Essential Care
February, 14th 2014 in Media Coverage

During severe winter weather, elderly patients feel especially vulnerable and isolated.  But despite the snow and sleet, VNSW nurses brave the elements to deliver essential care to homebound patients. Read the NY Times story featuring our nurse, Tam Marino, who had quite the adventure navigating the icy hills of Yonkers to reach her patient.

A New Year's Message
December, 31st 2013 in Industry News & Commentary

As we prepare to greet the New Year we, like most people, pause to take a brief look back at the year that is drawing to a close.  There is much that we can say about our activities at VNS Westchester in 2013 – many milestones of which we are proud.

But, at the end of the day, it’s not so much about what we say, but what our patients and their families have to say about the care they received from our agency.  This, by far, is the most accurate yardstick for measuring our value to the community during the year that has passed.

Therefore, with the permission of the authors, we are pleased to share a few highlights from letters we received in 2013...

October, 24th 2013 in Press Releases

VNS Westchester marked the launch of its home healthcare services for Dutchess residents by hosting a networking reception for over 100 healthcare and social service providers in the County.  The event, held on October 23rd, at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie was an opportunity to learn about our services and how to coordinate care for patients.

Everything You Need to Know But Didn't Know to Ask
October, 4th 2013 in Events

Caring for an elderly loved one who needs assistance can be challenging. Don't get overwhelmed wondering where to start and how to pay for care. Attend this free seminar on October 24th to get answers to your questions from our experts!