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Spotlight on El Barrio: A Pathway Home for Behavioral Health Patients

May 2, 2022–In the latest VNS Health Neighborhood Spotlight video, host Amery Moultry heads uptown to East Harlem to meet with Pathway Home Program Manager Patricia Payne-Marsky and Peer Specialist Kenny Mick, to learn how the Behavioral Health team is addressing the complex health needs faced by many living in this vibrant community. To hear what Patricia and Kenny had to say, check out the video below!

Neighborhood Spotlight Takes a Trip to The Rockaways!

March 29, 2022–Frontline VNSNY is excited to bring you the sixth episode of “Neighborhood Spotlight” — VNSNY’s inside look at the neighborhoods we serve and the home care heroes who provide compassion and care in them! In the latest installment, Amery Moultry heads to The Rockaways—a culturally distinct, seaside community in Queens—to talk with hospice nurse Antoinette Williams about the year-round care she provides in the neighborhood. You’ll also hear from psychiatric social worker Linda Techell as they discuss the unique, long-term effects of COVID-19 on hospice patients living in the community. To learn more about The Rockaways and to hear what Antoinette and Linda had to say, check out the latest episode below!

Spotlight on Health Disparities in the Bangladeshi Community of Jackson Heights, Queens

February 24, 2022–Frontline VNSNY is excited to bring you the fifth edition of “Neighborhood Spotlight” — VNSNY’s inside look at the neighborhoods we serve and the home care heroes who provide compassion and care in them! In this video, Amery Moultry meets up with Occupational Therapist Umesh Kadam to discuss the complex health needs faced by Bangladeshi members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community found in Jackson Heights. You’ll also hear from Behavioral Health Program Manager Susan Clayton-Meyer, as she checks in with Umesh on VNSNY’s response to behavioral health challenges compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about Jackson Heights and to hear what Umesh and Susan had to say, click the video below! To watch other installments in the Neighborhood Spotlight series, click here.

Neighborhood Spotlight Takes a Trip to Brownsville, Brooklyn!

January 27, 2022–Frontline VNSNY is excited to bring you the fourth installment of “Neighborhood Spotlight”—VNSNY’s inside look at the neighborhoods we serve and the home care heroes who provide compassion and care in them. In this latest video, Amery Moultry heads to Brownsville, an East Brooklyn community faced with high rates of chronic health issues, to meet with long-time VNSNY nurse Sherill Stennett at the home of one of her patients. You’ll also hear from Clinical Intake Manager Tameka McCabe and Clinical Field Manager Valarie Brockington, VNSNY Impact Challenge participants focusing on bringing medical nutrition therapy—and a positive lifestyle change—to the Brownsville community. To learn more about Brownsville and to hear what Sherill, Tameka, and Valarie had to say, check out the video below! To watch additional videos in our Neighborhood Spotlight series, click here.

Spotlight on Elmont, NY, the Second Most Diverse Suburb in New York State!

December 13, 2021–Frontline VNSNY is excited to bring you “Neighborhood Spotlight” — VNSNY’s inside look at the neighborhoods we serve and the home care heroes who provide compassion and care in them. In this latest video, Amery Moultry heads to Elmont in Nassau County — the home of Belmont racetrack — to chat with VNSNY nurse Debbie Starace, who has been serving patients in the area for over 22 years. Also featured: Social worker Dolly Garcia-Willix and nurse Ruth Caballero. To learn more about Elmont and what Debbie, Dolly, and Ruth said, click here below. To see more Neighborhood Spotlight videos, click here.

CEO Dan Savitt Heads to Yonkers for His Second Episode of “Neighborhood Spotlight”!

November 11, 2021–Frontline VNSNY is excited to bring you the second episode of “Neighborhood Spotlight.” In this new video series, VNSNY President and CEO Dan Savitt spotlights the care that VNSNY provides in different communities within our VNSNY service area. From Bayside to Bay Ridge, Chinatown to Levittown, Dan will be traveling to all corners of New York City and beyond, talking to staff about how we touch many different lives in many different neighborhoods. In this second episode, Dan visits Yonkers to talk to physical therapist Nataliya Kukil—as well as a recovering stroke patient and his family. Click below to watch the video! To see more Neighborhood Spotlight videos, click here.

Announcing a New Neighborhood Video Series — “Neighborhood Spotlight”!

October 8, 2021–We’re excited to bring you the first episode of “Neighborhood Spotlight.” In this new video series, VNSNY President and CEO Dan Savitt spotlights the care that VNSNY provides in different communities within our VNSNY service area. From Bayside to Bay Ridge, Chinatown to Levittown, Dan will be traveling to all corners of New York City and beyond, talking to staff about how we touch many different lives in many different neighborhoods. In this debut episode, Dan visits Southwest Bronx to talk to Nurse-Family Partnership RN, Lynda Williams — as well as a young NFP mother from the community. Click below to watch the video! To see more Neighborhood Spotlight videos, click here.