Contact: Emily Swanson
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
CELEBRATE NATIONAL VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATIONS (VNA) WEEK,
May 10-16, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - May 1, 2010 - The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) joins hundreds of organizations across the country in celebrating National VNA Week, May 10-16, 2010, by recognizing the importance of visiting nurse agencies and home healthcare providers who deliver high-quality, affordable care to elderly and disabled patients in the home and community setting. Regardless of where they work, either at a traditional VNA, another nonprofit agency, or even a for-profit agency, home healthcare nurses embrace the single most important principle promoted during national VNA Week: compassionate, patient-centered care for all patients.
"VNA Week offers an opportunity to honor and celebrate the leading role that VNAs and other nonprofit home healthcare agencies have played in establishing home health's role in the first place and helping to keep it viable during recent years of reimbursement changes and rapidly shifting expectations for all of healthcare," said Andy Carter, VNAA President and CEO.
The second week of May has been set aside as a special time for expressing our appreciation to thousands of home healthcare clinicians and homecare providers who tirelessly care for millions of patients across the country. Join VNAA and Visiting Nurse Agencies across the country in saying thank you to the visiting nurses and home health providers in your life for the compassionate care they provided.
For more information on how you can celebrate VNA Week, download posters, fliers and more, go to www.VNAWeek.org.
About VNAA: VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advocates for community-based nonprofit home health and hospice providers that provide comprehensive services for Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and privately insured patients. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Visit http://www.VNAA.org today.