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Category Archives: News

Hospital Prevention Program Keeps Patients At Home

In June, VNA launched the Hospital Prevention Program (HPP), a new patient-centered home health service. It’s geared toward helping high-risk patients with severe diagnoses, like end-stage respiratory disease and congestive heart failure who are susceptible to hospitalization or rehospitalization, remain safely at home. Not only do patients benefit physically and mentally, but they avoid high costs associated with hospitalization.   And the service is excellent. “This program will enhance what the VNA excels in, which is stellar…

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Celebrate Black History Month

  February is Black History Month, and we are recognizing Black nurses who are pioneers and trail blazers in the field. One of Betty Smith Williams’, DrPH, RN, FAAN, most groundbreaking achievements was co-founding the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) in 1971 of which she has served as president. NBNA’s mission is to provide a forum for collective action by…

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Recognizing Our VNA Family Members

In these unprecedented times we’d like to thank our ever-faithful VNA staff who are helping serve our community and patients in a less than usual role for themselves. We are so grateful for the work you’ve been doing ‘above and beyond’ your regular duties to help meet the needs of so many. Richard B., on the finance team, is a…

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Connecting Caregivers with Local Resources at VNA’s Caregiver Conference

The Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) award-winning Caregiver Conference is returning to First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach on Tuesday, April 2 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The free event will be held at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Space is limited, so attendees must RSVP in advance at www.vnatc.com/care or call 772-978-5515. VNA’s Caregiver Conference will highlight healthcare and…

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VNA Private Care Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award for Ninth Year

The Visiting Nurse Association’s (VNA) Private Care department announced today that it has received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home…

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VNA Names 2018 Associates of the Year

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) is pleased to announce Kara Henson, Physical Therapist, and Kim Metz, Occupational Therapist, were recently recognized as VNA’s Associates of the Year. Associates of the Year are nominated by their colleagues for consistently demonstrating VNA’s WHY statement: Collaborating as a team to provide excellent care to patients and families – with…

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VNA Offering “Shoo the Flu” Vaccination Clinics in October

Flu season is officially upon us, and the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast’s (VNA) 26th annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program is underway. Public vaccination clinics will be held Mondays from 3 – 5 p.m. and each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at VNA Hidden Treasures Vero Beach (656 21st Street) thru…

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VNA & Hospice Foundation Welcomes New Board Member William Stengel

The VNA proudly welcomes William Stengel to the board of the VNA & Hospice Foundation. “I am so excited to have an outstanding person like Bill join our other talented board members and help us achieve our VNA mission and vision,” said Kathie Pierce, Foundation Board Chairman. A graduate of Princeton University (BA Biology) and Columbia University (MBA Finance), Stengel…

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VNA Lands New Lord of the Ledgers, Dan Bach

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) has named Dan Bach, MBA, CPA as its new Chief Financial Officer. Bach comes to the VNA with more than twenty-five years of financial experience in the healthcare industry. For the past 13 years, he has worked in the home health and hospice industry. “We are thrilled to welcome Dan to…

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VNA’s Fall Prevention Program Focuses on Frequent Fallers

Falling is a prevalent issue for seniors in Indian River County, so much so that preventing falls has become a top priority for the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA). To keep seniors safe at home, the VNA has created the Fall Prevention Program, which includes comprehensive care planning for those who have fallen in the last six…

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