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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. 

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. 

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. 

April, 4th 2019 in Press Releases

Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc. President & CEO, Timothy P. Leddy, announced that Regina Melly and Rae Szymanski have joined Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) as the newest members of our leadership team.

Program Seeks to Enhance Patient Care, Boost Staff Recruitment & Retention
February, 22nd 2019 in Press Releases

Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) is piloting a new automobile leasing program aimed at providing safe and reliable transportation for clinical staff delivering vital care for patients at home.

February, 13th 2019 in Press Releases

The Board of Directors of the Westchester Visiting Nurse Services Group, Inc., the parent organization of VNS Westchester, Westchester Care at Home and the VNSW Foundation, Inc., announced the appointment of three new Board members at its January 2019 meeting.                                                 

 

October, 19th 2018 in Press Releases

With staff safety emerging as a major concern for home healthcare workers across the nation, Visiting Nurse Services in Westchester (VNSW) and our affiliate, Westchester Care at Home, are partnering with POM, a personal safety tech firm, to provide our field staff with a new tool that will help ensure their safety when making home care visits to patients.  A pilot program to launch later this fall will equip a group of staff members with the POM safety device, instantly connecting them to emergency responders through a sophisticated GPS tracking and alert system.

July, 13th 2018 in Press Releases

Joann Parliament has been appointed VNSW's new Director of Patient Services after serving as Acting Director since March 2018. Joann has a distinguished record of service to the agency, serving in a number of leadership roles for more than 30 years -- most recently as Director of Admissions for the past 15 years. 

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