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Why I’m No Longer Scared of Dying Alone

From: The Washington Post
An article from The Washington Post features two clinicians from VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, Social Worker Joel Karlin and Hannah Schwartz, RN. The piece details the apprehension one may feel toward dying alone, and provides insight into how people can come to a sense of acceptance, independence, and control when contemplating the end-of-life.
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The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt

From: The New York Times
The New York Times has featured VNSNY and founder Lillian Wald in an article entitled "The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt." The article focuses on the surprise discovery of an artifact that was tossed in with theatrical memorabilia and includes a historical description of Lillian Wald and an overview of her many contributions, including the founding of VNSNY and its continuation.
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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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