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VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Receives $10,000 Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation

RUTLAND, VT (April 21, 2020) – The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) has received a $10,000 grant from the VT COVID-19 Response Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.  The grant will be used to help the agency adapt to the changing realities of providing home health care and hospice during an epidemic.

 “We are honored that the Vermont Community Foundation recognizes the unique value and position that home health and hospice care provides to our community,” said Ron Cioffi, RN, CEO of the VNAHSR.  “Our staff is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis providing essential services to our patients every day Gifts like this from the COVID-19 Response Fund will help us address the overwhelming issues presented by caring for communities in crisis.”

Support from this grant and other donations from the community will be used to help the agency meet the ongoing needs of personal protective equipment and critical supplies to treat COVID positive patients safely and support virtual visits where possible and equip office-based staff with the remote technology needed to maintain operations.

For more information about the VNAHSR COVID-19 Relief Fund, please contact us at 802.362.1255

About the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Founded in Rutland, Vermont, the VNAHSR has grown to include locations throughout Bennington and Rutland Counties. VNAHSR is a non-profit, Medicare-certified home health and hospice agency delivering a wide range of advanced medical care with compassion, dependability, and expertise to people of all ages.

With office locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 300  trusted health professionals and caregivers committed to providing exceptional care to patients and families.

Proud of our national reputation for quality care, VNAHSR is highly rated for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite, a market-leading review that identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.