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Beating the Holiday Blues Among Bronx Seniors

From: BronxNet TV
BronxNet TV has featured VNSNY Psychiatric Social Worker Natalie Silva and Social Work Assistant Andrea Castaneda-Wang in a segment for the TV show OPEN on community geriatric mental health. In the segment, they provide signs to look out for in depressed seniors and resources for helping combat the “holiday blues.”
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VNSNY Hospice Veterans Program

From: NY1
NY1 has featured VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care and Joseph Vitti, Supervisor of VNSNY Hospice’s Veterans Program, in a segment that highlights the care that a Staten Island Veteran and his family received from VNSNY—especially through their relationship with Joe Vitti. The family describes Joe and VNSNY as their “angel” during a heartbreaking time and expresses their appreciation for the resources and help that Joe and his team were able to provide.
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Supporting Transgender Patients: Collaborating for Truly Transformational Care

From: The Huffington Post
When it comes to building the bonds that support healing, small acts of respect and acceptance can make a big difference. In this article, Susan Northover, SVP of Patient Care Services at VNSNY, highlights the importance of providing care that is both clinically sound and culturally sensitive. More than 100 home care nurses and rehabilitation therapists have received special training in caring for patients undergoing gender affirmation surgery as part of VNSNY’s partnership with Mount Sinai Health System’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.
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From Puerto Rico to Northern California: Lillian Wald’s Vision of Public Health Service is Alive and Well

From: The Huffington Post
Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands, as well as by the wildfires in Northern California, several VNSNY staff members left their homes and families to provide hands-on assistance. Their community-minded contributions exemplify the spirit of public health service embodied by Lillian Wald, the nation’s first public health nurse and founder of VNSNY. In this article, three VNSNY volunteers share what they encountered and experienced in their relief work.
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New Medical Partnerships Prevent Avoidable Emergency Room Visits

From: The Huffington Post
VNSNY’s partnership with Mount Sinai’s Community Paramedicine program is an example of how health systems and home care organizations are partnering to provide fast, effective in-home medical care for issues that, with prompt attention, can be managed without going to the hospital.
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WABC-TV Here and Now: Project HOPE — October 8, 2017

From: WABC-TV Here and Now
In this segment of WABC-TV’s “Here and Now”, VNSNY Hospice Director of Community Outreach, Michelle Drayton and VNSNY Hospice Faith-Based Leader, Jo-An Owings, discuss barriers to hospice care in African-American communities. They share how VNSNY’s hospice outreach program, Project HOPE, is raising awareness about the benefits of hospice care among the residents and healthcare professionals in the Harlem neighborhood.
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