VNSNY has cared for vulnerable New Yorkers for over 125 years, and our services are critical during this epidemic. Your donation helps provide support and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and more to our staff so they remain healthy, and able to care for those in need.
VNSNY is committed to keeping our staff and patients safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our brave frontline staff are caring for COVID-19 positive patients across New York in their homes, while helping thousands of our vulnerable neighbors suffering from other illnesses and injuries. In order to provide care during this crisis, VNSNY requires unprecedented levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff to wear during home visits.
VNSNY has been on the front lines of every health care crisis in New York for over 125 years. We are in this together, and together we will stand strong.
Your gift helps VNSNY adapt to the changing reality of providing home health care during an epidemic. As this crisis continues, donations will help VNSNY meet the ongoing needs of personal protective equipment and critical supplies to treat COVID-positive patients safely, support virtual visits where possible, and equip office-based staff with the remote technology they need to maintain operations.
In November, VNSNY’s Chief Medical Officer and Hospice Medical Director Dr. Ritchell R. Dignam spoke with Dr. Syra Madad, Senior Director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Program of NYC Health + Hospitals to discuss the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, and New York City’s response. You can watch the video below.
We are facing a dangerous shortage of these critical supplies:
Surgical/flu masks | Face shields | N95 masks | Isolation gowns | Goggles | Hand sanitizer | Single-use gloves | Thermometers | Stethoscopes | Pulse Oximeters
Do you (or someone you know) have any of these supplies, in any amount? Your donation could save lives!
Each of our over 13,000 staff members staff members are working to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Here's how three are helping their patients during this public health emergency:
Over the last few weeks, VNSNY nurses have been caring for COVID-positive patients returning from the hospital with skill and compassion.
For two VNSNY nurses, home visits are a chance to reassure patients in these uncertain times, screen them for exposure to COVID-19, and keep them connected to care.
As a home care nurse with VNSNY, Diane enjoys being able to provide one-on-one care to patients, and taking the time to make each one feel special, heard, and understood.