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VNA recognized as a ‘We Honor Veterans’ partner

It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans (WHV), a pioneering campaign developed by the National…

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Ceremony of Remembrance September 27

The VNA will hold its next Ceremony of Remembrance Wednesday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church of Vero Beach, located at 667 20th Street in Vero Beach. The VNA welcomes all community members who have experienced the loss of a loved one to join in this memorial event. The bi-annual ceremony will also honor the patients and families…

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VNA welcomes new board member, Lundy Fields

The VNA welcomes Lundy Fields to their VNA of the Treasure Coast board of directors. Managing Director of My Health Solutions (UK) Ltd., and CEO at Fields Consulting, LLC., he has served as president of MöInlycke Health Care and Novartis. Prior to those roles, Fields was manager of financial planning and analysis at Pepsico, Inc. “We are so fortunate to…

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VNA Caregiver Conference recognized at state level

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was recently awarded a prestigious Golden Image Award on behalf of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Their bi-annual community outreach event, the VNA Caregiver Conference, received top honor under the Community Relations category for incorporating sound public relations research and planning, as well as meeting the highest standard of production, execution and evaluation of…

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VNA & Hospice Foundation welcomes newest board member

The VNA & Hospice Foundation welcomes Stacy Kenyon to the organization’s board of directors. Stacy is a senior trust officer and senior vice president for U.S. Trust in Palm Beach. She is a member of the Indian River County Estate Planning Council, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Tax Section of the Florida Bar. “My grandparents both…

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It’s almost time to ‘Shoo the Flu’!

Flu season is already fast approaching, and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is preparing for its 25th season of its annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program. Public vaccination clinics begin September 5 and will be held each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at VNA Hidden Treasures Vero Beach (656 21st Street). At VNA Hidden…

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VNA Space Coast & VNA of the Treasure Coast ranked above state and national averages

Recently, VNA Space Coast and VNA of the Treasure Coast received ratings above state and national averages from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) ‘Home Health Compare’ star rating system. VNA Space Coast received its second 5-star rating this year in patient satisfaction, and maintained a star rating of 4.5 for quality of care. VNA of the Treasure Coast…

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Isles of Vero residents support VNA Hospice

The VNA and Hospice Foundation is the recent recipient of a donation from the 50/50 Club at the Isles of Vero retirement community located in Vero Beach. The 50/50 Club presented the foundation with a check for $500 at their monthly meeting this past July. Throughout the year, 50/50 Club members participate in a drawing where fifty percent of the…

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VNA names HR information specialists ‘Associates of the Quarter’

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is proud to announce Tanya Donsife, Brenda Joslyn and Lori Newton as their most recent Associates of the Quarter. Information specialists in VNA’s human resources department, Donsife, Joslyn and Newton are awarded this honor by their peers for their integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellent customer service. VNA’s information specialists are recognized as “the voice…

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VNA launches inaugural music therapy intern program with grant from the Willits Foundation

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) recently received a $25,000 grant from John H. Evans of Vero Beach and the Willits Foundation in support of launching the organization’s inaugural music therapy intern program. Two years ago, VNA Hospice introduced Indian River County’s first music therapy program with a grant from Indian River Impact 100. Since then, the program has grown to…

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