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The 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

June 10, 2011

Willoughby Golf Club Stuart, FL October 14th, 2011 The Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. will host its 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 14, 2011 at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, FL. The Golf Committee is proud to announce that the 2011 Golf Tournament raised over $12,000 for the VNA Foundation. Thank you to all the participants and sponsors for assisting the foundation in helping those who need our assistance in the communities we serve. The VNA provides home healthcare to people in the community, regardless of ability to pay, as funds allow.  That’s why the funds raised through this golf tournament along with other fundraising events and contributions from the community are essential. For more information, contact: dan.crow@vnaflorida.org

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May 20, 2011

Empower Support GroupThursday, May 19, 2011, marked the one year anniversary for Empower. This support group meets every third Thursday of the month from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Monarch Country Club in Palm City.   The support group consists of a heart healthy dinner, along with an informative lecture presented by Martin Memorial physicians, nurses or clinical experts.  The topic of discussion at the May 19th meeting was Stroke Recognition, Prevention and Treatment given by Tracey Cerbone, M.D., Neurologist. If you would like to be a part of this support group, RSVP is required. Please call 1-866-361-HOPE (4673)

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January 25, 2011

VNA Poker Run RegattaThe VNA of Florida is proud to announce that its newest community event will be the VNA Poker Run Regatta. “The Regatta will not only serve as a fundraiser for our Foundation, but offer a fun and entertaining way to tour the St. Lucie waterway.” Said Don Crow, CEO VNA FL The date set for the Poker Run Regatta is April 9th, and will include participating restaurants interested in giving back to the community. To learn more visit: https://vnaflorida.org/Poker_Run_Regatta To contact the organizers, call the VNA at 772.286.1844

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December 2, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Crow Media & Public Relations Mgr Visiting Nurse Association of Florida 772.286.1844 ext. 1012 (office) 772.291.3225 (cell) dan.crow@vnaflorida.org www.vnaflorida.org      

HOPE Celebrates Christmas

STUART, Florida- (Thursday, December 02, 2010) The HOPE Stroke Support Group presented by Manatee Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida will be hosting a Holiday Celebration titled “Hope for the Holidays” Tuesday, December 7th at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave., West Bradenton, Fl 34209.   The event will include a heart-healthy dinner and beverages, door prizes and gifts for all in attendance. HOPE’s mission and vision for persons experiencing stroke is to provide quality interdisciplinary care within the community setting related to stroke and cerebrovascular health.   This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP today to reserve your seat. Call (941) 750-6542.   About the VNA: Established in 1976, the VNA of Florida is a non-profit, community-based healthcare agency offering complete home health servi

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December 2, 2010

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Daniel Crow Media & Public Relations Mgr Visiting Nurse Association of Florida 772.286.1844 ext. 1012 (office) 772.291.3225 (cell) dan.crow@vnaflorida.org www.vnaflorida.org      

Healthy Hearts to Meet for First Time

STUART, Florida- (Thursday December 2, 2010) The Visiting Nurse Association of Florida in collaboration with Wellington Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the first meeting of Healthy Hearts Cardiovascular Support Group.   The first meeting will include a presentation by Dr. Vincent Apicella titled “The ABC’s of Heart Health” on December 8th at Binks Forest Golf Club, Wellington from 11:30 am -1:30 pm.   This event is free, open to the public and will include a heart-healthy lunch and beverages. Parties interested in attending should RSVP by calling 561.798.9880.   Healthy Hearts will continue to meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 11:30 am. For more information on VNA support groups, including Healthy Hearts, go to vnaflorida.org.

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December 2, 2010

VNA Offers State Mandated Screening

STUART, Florida- (Thursday December 2, 2010) The Visiting Nurse Association of Florida is now offering state mandated Level 2 LiveScan screenings to healthcare providers on the Treasure Coast. The screening process is offered at a rate of $55 to those with state approved photo ID from 8am-4pm Mon.-Fri. The VNA is located at 2400 SE Monterey Rd., Stuart.   State law mandates that most healthcare providers hired after August 1st complete the screening process. The LiveScan is good for up to five years and takes only 20 minutes to complete. The VNA will accept cash, check, MasterCard and Visa for payment.   For more information on LiveScan, providers should contact: charlotte.mochel@vnaflorida.org or call 772.286.1844 ext.1003

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December 1, 2010

VNA Brings on New Administrator Greg WheelerSTUART, Florida- (Wednesday, December 1, 2010) The VNA of Florida is proud to welcome Greg Wheeler to its family of administrators across the state. Greg comes to the VNA with over 20 years of experience in Finance and has been on the VNA Board of Directors for over a decade. “It’s very exciting to be a part of the day to day operations that as a board member, I haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing”, said Wheeler. “I think this is a great opportunity to learn what happens on the ground level of such a great agency”. Greg will be the agency administrator of the Treasure Coast and will be working closely with the nursing team, nurse supervisors and administrative staff to ensure VNA patients continue to receive nationally recognized quality care.   About the VNA: Established in 1976, the VNA of Florida is a non-profit, community-based healthcare agency offering complete home health services. Our mission is “to serve all patients regardless of age, sex, religious affiliation, national origin or disease process with a wide range of quality home health care, regardless of ability to pay, as funds allow.” To aid those in need within our community, the VN

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November 3, 2010

health agenciesThe Visiting Nurse Association of Florida today announced that it has been named one of the Top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite. HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and further identifies the top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance. “We are thrilled to again receive the HomeCare Elite ranking,” said Don Crow, CEO VNA of Florida. “Over the years we have come to expect the HomeCare Elite Award, but to be in the Top 500 of the nation is a true testament to the quality of home care our patients receive.” The 2020 Homecare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2010 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of Homecare information, and decision health, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2010 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at

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November 1, 2010
Jensen Beach PanthersVNA OF FLORIDA SPONSORS LOCAL SOCCER TEAM STUART, Florida- (Monday November 1, 2010) The Visiting Nurse Association of Florida is proud to have sponsored the Jensen Beach “Panthers” – U12 boys’ team. The team participated in the 15th Annual Brevard Fall Challenge in Palm Bay. Going undefeated in their age group and division, they played against teams from Indialantic, Jacksonville and Melbourne.  Additionally, they played in the final championship game, securing the win against Key West, score 5-2.
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October 20, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Daniel Crow Public Relations & Media Manager Visiting Nurse Association of Florida 772.286.1844 ext. 1012 (office) 772.291.3225 (cell) dan.crow@vnaflorida.org www.vnaflorida.org  

VNA of Florida Goes Pink

  Stuart, FL., (Tuesday, October 5, 2010) October marks the 25th year since the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was declared in 1985. The VNA of Florida is celebrating this anniversary in a special way – by providing all nursing staff with pink exam gloves during the month of October.   “These pink gloves that our caregivers are wearing are a visible reminder that early detection and prevention is key,” explained Kathy Frost, Director of Professional Services. “Mammography screening remains the single-most effective method of detecting breast cancer in an early, treatable stage. If all women received regular screenings and mammograms after turning 40, the death rate would fall by another 20 to 30 percent.”   Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women and takes the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually. Breast cancer has many risk factors, including age, genetics, obesity, and family history. Women who

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