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

Founded in 1893, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care 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.

We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life.  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 approximately 48,500 patients and health plan members in its care.
  • Approximately 13,240 employees, including:
    • 1,525 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
    • 395 Rehabilitation Therapists
    • 385 Social Workers
    • 54 Other Clinical Professionals (physicians, psychologists)
    • 9,200 Home Health Aides.
  • Collectively, staff members speak more than 50 languages.
  • Most frequent diagnoses among our patients: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and wounds.

In 2017:

  • Total patients served: 135,192
  • Total professional (clinical) visits: 1,363,488
  • Total paraprofessional (home health aide) hours: 32,826,971
  • Average age of a patient: 70 years
  • Provided care to more than 650 patients 100 years of age or older
  • Approximately 62.5% of our patients were female
  • Nearly 43% of our patients spoke languages other than English
  • Largest single source of referrals: hospitals

In 2017, VNSNY—together with our generous supporters and community partners—provided over $47 million in charitable care and community benefit programs.  These wide-ranging programs improved the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, young and old, and delivered free and discounted direct home care services to over 8,500 under- and uninsured individuals.

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