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VNSNY Timeline

Discover our 125 Years of Caring for the New York Community

1893

Lillian Wald - nursing, public health pioneer

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1893

Beginnings of VNSNY take root in tenements

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1895

Henry Street Settlement evolves

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1903

Hopping roofs to reach patients quickly

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1910

Teaching preventative care techniques at home

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1916

Polio outbreak strikes over 9,000 New Yorkers

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1918

Flu epidemic hits as population density peaks

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1926

Legions of nurses stand at the ready

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1928

Health Mobiles prepared when diphtheria hits

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1930

Beginning of prenatal care at VNSNY

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1933

Lillian Wald retires but her legacy continues

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1942

VNSNY during WWII

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1944

Overcoming obstacles to reach patients

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1957

VNSNY services expand to meet emerging needs

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1965

Medicare & Medicaid programs signed into law

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1972

VNSNY’s scope of expertise continues to grow

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1981

Addressing AIDS crisis alongside NY officials

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1983

Partners in Care is established

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1983

Leading the way - VNSNY Hospice founded

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1993

Renowned VNSNY Research Center unveiled

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1998

Launch of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans

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1999

VNSNY Chinatown Community Center opens

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2000

VNSNY expands multiculturally

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2001

Providing support in the wake of tragedy

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2005

Expansion of Children and Family Services

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2012

Superstorm Sandy hits - VNSNY jumps to action

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2016

Specialized programs help Veterans get care

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2016

Even a Polar Vortex can’t deter VNSNY

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2016

Post-op care for gender reassignment patients

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2017

VNSNY volunteer program thrives

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2017

Community Paramedicine partnership launches

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2018

Celebrating 125 years … and counting!

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2018

Cultural competency training across VNSNY

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2018

VNSNY continues enriching lives

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VNSNY trusted by New Yorkers for 125 years and counting.
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2018 Marks the 125th Anniversary of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York

This is a remarkable milestone that few organizations ever reach. VNSNY has thrived thanks to a foundation set by the brilliant Lillian Wald, and to the strength and resilience of the thousands of committed staff members who have made us an enduring pillar of the New York community.