We are excited to share the 2020 VNSNY Community Impact Report, which highlights the inspiring care delivered by our staff during the COVID epidemic in New York, and features the charitable and community programs made possible by contributions to VNSNY.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a historic global health crisis—and in times of crisis, VNSNY rises to the challenge, going above and beyond to protect New York’s most vulnerable. During COVID-19, we have mobilized for New Yorkers in need, just as we have done in other public health emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy, 9/11, the AIDS crisis, and the 1918 flu pandemic.
During this pandemic, our first priority has been to keep staff and patients safe. Our brave frontline staff are caring for COVID-19-positive patients and their families at home, as well as for those suffering from other illnesses and injuries. To do this safely, VNSNY requires unprecedented levels of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff to wear during home visits.
In 2019, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York—together with generous supporters, community partners, and VNSNY employees—provided $42 million in charitable care and community benefit programs. These wide-ranging programs improve the lives of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, young and old, and deliver free and discounted home care services to under- and uninsured individuals.
Download and read the 2020 VNSNY Community Impact Report: Care You Can Count On.
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