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20 Minutes with Dan: Cherishing Belief in Children

February 28, 2024–Lillian Wald, the founder of VNS Health, once said, “We cherish belief in the children, and hope, through them, for the future.” In Dan’s first episode of 2024, the focus is on the breadth and depth of programs that VNS Health provides to children today. To see the many ways VNS Health is making a difference for children, watch here below. On-the-Go Segments Caring for Children Intro With Special Message from Children of VNS Health Team Members—Part 1 Asylum Seekers Needing Critical Care—Part 2 Caring for Young First Time Moms and Their Babies (Nurse Family Partnership)—Part 3 Suicide Prevention for At Risk Youth—Part 4 Caring for a Terminally Ill Child (Learning to Let Go)—Part 5

Team Highlights

“Neighborhood Spotlight” Video Series Wins Highest Honor at the AVA Digital Awards!

February 2, 2024–VNS Health’s “Neighborhood Spotlight” video series just won Platinum at the AVA Digital Awards – the competition’s most prestigious award! The series won in the Long Form Video category. To give you an idea of the caliber of companies that compete in the AVA Digital Awards, Platinum Award winners in other categories included Mass Mutual, AT&T, AARP, Cirque du Soleil, and NBC Universal. The AVA Digital Awards competition is an international recognition of excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design, and production of digital communication. The Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), one of the oldest, largest, and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry.  To celebrate this outstanding achievement, we’re introducing a new series – Encore Fridays! Starting today, on upcoming Fridays we’ll be featuring one of the Neighborhood Spotlight videos. Today’s feature…“The Freedom

Why Our 4 Top Company Objectives for the Next 3 Years Are So Important

January 22, 2024–By now, everyone at VNS Health should be familiar with what we want the organization to look like in 3 years. If we are successful, by 2026, VNS Health will: But how do we make this success a reality in just 3 years? That’s where our 4 Top Company Objectives come in. They’re a key part of our Strategic Plan, designed to help us achieve our vision by giving us focus. Here’s a quick look at these four Objectives and why they’re so important to our mission. Why it matters: When it comes to extending our mission by doubling the number of people in our care to 100,000, enrolling more members into VNS Health Total, our MAP (Medicaid Advantage Plus) plan, will be essential in getting us there. Here’s why: MAP plans are the gold standard for enabling low-income New Yorkers with long-term care needs to live, age and heal

Talk about Amazing Consumer Experiences! Check Out These Latest Letters and Calls! 

January 16, 2024–79 VNS Health team members and 17 teams made such an outstanding impression on our patients, members, clients as well as their family members that they wrote letters, called, emailed, and even drew a picture to show just how pleased they were with the care they received.  To see for yourself, read on… For patient letters and member commendations by geography, click on the area below: Bronx “I would recommend VNS Health without any hesitation!” Multiple family members of hospice patients with the Bronx North Hospice Team thanked the team for all they did to help their loved ones, calling the team “outstanding” and stating, “without your help, we were lost.” One relative added that they “would recommend VNS Health without any hesitation!” “VNS Health was a found treasure during this time of need and difficulty.” The Bronx South Hospice Team was thanked by a patient’s relatives for being “a found

NY1 Shares Heartwarming Story of VNS Health Hosting Special Lunar New Year Concert for 100-Year-Old Chinatown NNORC Member

February 16, 2024

NY1 Noticias Shares Stories of Thanks at Annual Health Plans Turkey Giveaway

November 21, 2023–English Transcript: Transcript: Anchor:  Due to the difficult economic situation faced by many New Yorkers, hundreds of people in upper Manhattan received free turkeys a week before Thanksgiving. Reporter Jean Paul Dávila was there to hear from them, as they tell us what they are grateful for this year. Reporter: As the rhythm of the music played, José Rafael Tabárez took a few steps.  He told us he was thankful for many things, and not just for the free turkey. José Rafael Tabárez: Well, I am grateful for many things. I had cancer and recovered. I also have opportunities to get a turkey here. Reporter: Thanksgiving is just days away, and the Dominican Medical Center and VNS Health delivered more than 300 turkeys to the community. In many cases, people in the community do not have enough to buy the ingredients for Thursday’s dinner. With a turkey the whole family

Senior Community Center Coordinator Christine Chan Shares Heartwarming Story of Family Her Team Helped Thrive

October 24, 2023

Hospice News Spotlights VNS Health’s Innovative Approach to Clinician Onboarding

February 14, 2024

Supporting Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones: A Day in the Life of Willis Partington

January 30, 2024–Welcome to “A Day in the Life”—the Frontline series that follows team members from different parts of VNS Health as they go about a typical day fulfilling our organization’s mission—to improve the health and well-being of people in the home and in the community. Today, we feature a day in the life of… Willis Partington, Lead Bereavement Counselor for VNS Health’s hospice program. Besides supervising the bereavement team and providing solace, and a listening ear to bereaved family members and caregivers, he also offers support to members of the hospice team—and beyond. We asked Willis to take us through a typical day. 6:30 a.m. I wake up at 6:30, which is when things start happening around the house; my wife is getting ready for work and waking up my son, who’s in high school. At around 7:00, I’ll have my morning coffee and juice and a breakfast of scrambled eggs

Hospice News Spotlights VNS Health Rebrand

January 29, 2024

“What’s a Little Thing You Do to Brighten Your Client’s Day?”

February 27, 2024–The above question is the first entry in a new monthly raffle the VNS Health Personal Care team just launched: Each month, home health aide (HHA) team members will be asked a question about the care they provide to their patients and clients. There will be a different question every month—and from among those who answer the question, three HHAs will be picked at random to receive a prize. (To see this month’s winners, click here.) More than 400 HHA team members responded to this first question. Of that group, 33% said they brighten their client’s day by cooking their client’s favorite meal… 18% replied that they sing, dance, or play music (one HHA plays Bob Marley for their client, another  plays Tina Turner)… and 17% said they share a cheerful smile or say something positive to their patient or client. To quote HHA Valentina Rutchka: “I always give my patient

McKnight’s Shares Inspiring Story About VNS Health HHA Desmond Asare

February 26, 2024

Neighborhood Spotlight: Supporting Family Caregivers Through the Hardest Times

November 28, 2023–Caring for a loved one who has progressive, degenerative disease can be extremely challenging, both physically and mentally. To watch this moving video about what it means to be a family caregiver—and how VNS Health can help relieve some of the burden—watch here below. To view more Neighborhood Spotlight videos, click here.