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VNSNY provides high quality home healthcareFor nearly 125 years, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York has been committed to meeting the needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home healthcare.

Founded in 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based healthcare organization in the United States, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Today, VNSNY focuses on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing expert, cost-effective care in their homes and communities.

From pre-natal to end-of-life, we offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients.  The care we provide can be integrated to serve the specific clinical and social needs of patients while allowing them to live safely in their homes and communities.

Fast Facts about VNSNY

  • On any given day, VNSNY has over 33,000 patients in our care and over 41,800 members under our coordinated care through our health plan, VNSNY CHOICE.
  • Approximately 15,800 employees, including:
    • 1,520 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
    • 345 Social Workers
    • 460 Rehabilitation Therapists
    • 11,294 Home Health Aides.
  • Collectively, staff members speak more than 50 languages.
  • Most frequent diagnoses among our patients: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and wounds.

In 2015:

  • Total patients served: 151,128
  • Total professional (clinical) visits: 1,546,762
  • Total paraprofessional (home health aide) hours: 33,326,954
  • Average age of a patient: 72 years
  • Provided care to 665 patients 100 years of age or older
  • Approximately 63% of our patients were female
  • Over 42% of our patients spoke languages other than English
  • Largest single source of referrals: hospitals
  • Provided $19 million in charitable care and community benefit.

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