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Improving Mobility & Overall Wellbeing: Why Choose Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. Staying Active When it comes to staying active and exercising in a healthy and safe manner, there are many different avenues and therapies to consider. Yoga, Pilates, weight training, and aerobics are all well-known and beneficial for maintaining strength, [...]

Keeping Active is a Lifetime Pursuit

October is National Physical Therapy Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. Get regular exercise Keeping physically active and fit is a lifetime pursuit. Getting older may mean needing to modify your routine, but not becoming inactive. It is so important to get regular exercise to keep your joints and muscles [...]

Dancing with the Rutland Stars Announces 2019 Cast

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) is excited to announce the return of its popular fundraiser, Dancing with the Rutland Stars, for its 9th year. The event will be held on October 12, 2019 at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland. The event benefits Kids on the Move and the Pediatric High-Tech program […]

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognizes Employees of the Quarter

The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) named Sheena Caron as the Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Debra Stone as the Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter. Employees of the Quarter are selected from nominations submitted by colleagues and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their regular job duties and […]

Homecare Connection Podcast, Episode 2, June ’19

Educating and empowering you to take control of your health. 90% of people say advanced care planning is important but only 27% take action according to a 2013 national survey. Nanci Gordon speaks with Marc Miele, marketing coordinator for VNAHSR speaks about advanced care planning.

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognized at Annual Lamplighter Awards

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) has been recognized with an award from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) to honor achievements in healthcare marketing, public relations and communications.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Employee Awards Announced

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region held its annual employee recognition dinner honoring staff for their many years of service and outstanding commitment to the agency’s mission. Employees were celebrated for reaching milestone years of service and highlighted employees for specific awards: the Employee of the Year, Unforgettable Employee and HEALTH Matters Award […]

VNA Launches Podcast

VNA & Hospice is hosting the first in a series of community events engaging people in conversations and education about end-of-life care on Thursday, May 9 at Southside Steakhouse in Rutland from 5-7pm. Hors d’oeuvres and light fare will be served.

Homecare Connection Podcast, Episode 1, April ’19

Guests Nicole Moran and Bernadette Robin of VNAHSR discuss “Exploring Life’s Journey”, a May 9th, 2019 event to help people begin difficult, but important, conversations about end-of-life wishes.Host Nanci Gordon

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Hosts Community Connections Hospice Event

VNA & Hospice is hosting the first in a series of community events engaging people in conversations and education about end-of-life care on Thursday, May 9 at Southside Steakhouse in Rutland from 5-7pm. Hors d’oeuvres and light fare will be served.

VNAHSR Annual Tree of Hope Memorial Service Welcomes Those Dealing with Loss

VNAHSR annual Tree of Hope memorial service will be held at 1128 Monument Av on Sunday, May 19, 2019, beginning at 3pm. It is free and open to the public.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region’s Thrift Shop Announces Saturday Hours

Thrift Shop announces Saturday hours on each second Saturday of the month beginning April 13 and ending October 13, 2019.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Seeks Compassionate Hospice Volunteers

The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region is offering a one-day class for those interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Training will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 8am – 4:00pm in the Seminar Room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Training is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is […]

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Nurses Win 2019 Betsy Gardner Scholarship

Nicolette R. Beagle, RN, CHPN, COS-C Hospice Clinical Manager and Alexandra Sands, RN Hospice are recipients of the 2019 Betsy Gardner Scholarship, an initiative of the Madison-Deane Education fund that provides educational funding for hospice and palliative care nurses.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Offers Leading Home Health Technology to Area Residents

With an eye towards improving care for individuals with chronic illness, reducing repeat hospitalizations and improving patient outcomes, the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region recently upgraded their in-home telemonitoring technology so that patients utilizing the system can get a check-up every day in the comfort of their homes. Telemonitoring provides daily nursing support […]

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognizes Employees of the Quarter

The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) named Sheena Caron as the Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Debra Stone as the Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter. Employees of the Quarter are selected from nominations submitted by colleagues and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their regular job duties and […]

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Named as a Top Agency in the 2018 Ability HomeCare Elite

The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the […]

Dancing with the Rutland Stars Winners Announced

In front of a sold-out crowd at the Paramount Theatre, Praveen Keshava, MD, owner, and ophthalmologist at Central Vermont Eye Care and Sam Ho, a dance instructor at Cobra Gymnastics and Dance Center were presented with the Mirror Ball Trophy as the Judges Choice at the eighth annual Dancing with the Rutland Stars.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognizes Employees of the Quarter

The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) named Janelle Cummings, DPT as the Clinical Employee of the Quarter and Marc Miele as the Non-Clinical Employee of the Quarter. Employees of the Quarter are selected from nominations submitted by colleagues and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their regular job duties […]

Kate Lawrence Recognized at Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society Annual Conference

Kate was recognized with the 2018 President’s Recognition Award for her significant contributions to the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Society and the field of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing.

Maternal Child Health Nurse Invited to Speak at International Conference

Heidi Gillespie, BSN, RN a Clinical Manager of Children’s and Family Services at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region has been invited to speak at the 5th Annual Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting(MESCH) International Conference in Melbourne, Australia in October.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region to Break Ground for Facilities Expansion

The 3,000 square foot expansion will be built primarily to meet the demands of growth within the agency’s Hospice program.

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognized at Annual Lamplighter Awards

with four awards from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) to honor achievements in healthcare marketing, public relations and communications.

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognizes Dedicated, Exemplary Employees

Employees of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) took center stage at the Equinox Hotel for the agency’s annual employee award celebration. The yearly event recognizes employees who have reached years-of-service milestones and highlights employees for specific awards: the Employee of the Year, Unforgettable Employee and HEALTH Matters Award Winners.

Marc Miele Wins Producer Award for Public Access TV Programming

Marketing Coordinator Marc Miele was honored recently with the Romeo Award at Rutland Regional Community Television’s (PEGTV) Annual Meeting. The Romeo Award is presented every year for a producer of a public access show on one of the stations three channels. Miele produces “The Homecare Connection” a monthly show focused on the diverse array of […]

It’s here! Announcing the launch of our newly redesigned website.

It’s here! Announcing the launch of our newly redesigned website. We’ve redesigned our website with you in mind. The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is proud to launch our newly redesigned website vermontvisitingnurses.org.

VNAHSR Named Top Agency for Tenth Year

The Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) today announced that it has been named as a Top 100 and a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

VNAHSR to Merge with Manchester Health Services

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Southwest Region has received the certificate needed to move forward on merging with Manchester Health Services.

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognizes Dedicated, Exemplary Employees

Employees of VNAHSR took center stage at the Equinox Hotel for the agency’s annual employee award celebration honoring 34 outstanding individuals. Congratulations to Employee of the Year, Andrew Carlson!

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Named a Top 100 Performing Agency in National Rankings

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, with offices in Rutland, Bennington and Dorset, has been named to the Top 100 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice […]

Dancing with the Rutland Stars a SOLD OUT Success

Dancing with the Rutland Stars, Season 6, was a sold-out event that raised nearly $36,000 for VNAHSR’s Kids on the Move and Pediatric High-Tech programs. This event is held annually in October at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland.

Bella Notte Dinner & Auction Raises $57,000

Bella Notte, A Beautiful Night for Giving, was held at the Southside Steakhouse in September. This fundraiser for the Hospice program raised more than $57,000.

Golf Tournaments Bring in the Green for VNAHSR

Our annual series of three successful golf tournaments raised over $60,000 for the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region.

Quality Improvement Specialist Passes Coding Exam

The VNAHSR is pleased to announce that Ann Pollock, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D, recently passed the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS–D) exam through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC), the credentialing arm of the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC). Congratulations!

VNA & Hospice Fundraising Hits the Road

In May, the 24th Annual VSMC 5K raised more than $6,500 for VNAHSR’s Kids on the Move and Pediatric High Tech programs as well as Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport. The Martin Devlin Memorial Fun Run held in July in Poultney raised more than $2,500 for the Hospice program. This event is held in memory […]

Kate Lawrence, VNAHSR Employee of the Year

We’d like to congratulate Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, on being selected by agency staff as Employee of the Year! Kate has been involved with VNAHSR services for nearly 20 years and has been an employee of the agency for three. Congratulations, Kate!

Bennington Bowling Event Supports VNAHSR

A good time was had by all who attended the first annual Bowling for VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, Bennington fundraiser. This event raised more than $1,100 for Hospice services. Thanks to Bennington Lanes, and all who came out to support this event.