New Haven (December 10, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) serving the Greater New Haven area, announced that VNA/SCC has been awarded a multi-year grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to be used for general operating support for community health and home care services.
The multi-year grant has been awarded in the cumulative amount of $150,000 for 3 years with $50,000 to be disbursed per year. Funding was made possible through The Community Foundation’s Jennie C. Bronson preference fund established in 1976. It will enable the organization to expand its technology to continue provision of high-quality care to uninsured/underinsured patients, and assist clinicians in communicating quickly and providing efficient care.
“The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut is very appreciative of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven for its support. Our intention is to apply this funding to our safety net and quality improvement program to expand technology and ensure more efficient communication. Having experienced several severe storms in Connecticut over the last few years, VNA/SCC understands the value of maintaining connectivity to physicians, hospitals, and patients at all times. The Foundation has a long history of working as a community partner with the VNA/SCC and therefore helps us meet our mission to provide the best care to every patient every day!” commented VNA/SCC President/CEO John Quinn.
To make a contribution to support the VNA/SCC’s mission of providing a wide array of high-quality health services for individuals in the home and community, including the Pam’s Pantry program, please contact Melissa Healy, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054. You can also learn more about and donate to the VNA/SCC online at www.giveGreater.org.
About VNA Health Systems
VNA Health Systems is comprised of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) and CareSource, Inc.
Founded in 1904, the VNA/SCC, which is the original VNA of New Haven, Milford, East Haven, and the Valley, is a state licensed, non-profit, community-based home health care agency. The VNA/SCC staff consists of highly skilled nurses, therapists, medical social workers and home health aides. A vital resource to the communities it serves, the VNA/SCC provides a wide range of specialized clinical services, community programs, the Nurturing Families Network and subsidized care, (through the Valley United Way and First Niagara Foundation) to those who are in need. The agency employs over 150 staff members, has an average daily census of over 855 patients and makes over 132,000 home visits per year. The agency is the founder of the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. The VNA/SCC is supported in part by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Valley United Way, United Way of Milford, First Niagara, and corporate sponsors and individual donors. To learn more about the VNA/SCC visit www.vnascc.org.
CareSource strives to maximize the quality of life for its clients and their caregivers in the home and health care settings. Their services include homemakers, companions and live-in aides. To learn more about CareSource visit www.caresourceinc.org.
About The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Thanks to the generosity of three generations of donors, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awarded $21 million in grants and distributions in 2012 and has an endowment of over $410 million comprising hundreds of individually named funds. In addition to its grantmaking, The Community Foundation helps build a stronger community by taking measures to improve student achievement, reduce New Haven’s infant mortality rate, promote local philanthropy through www.giveGreater.org and encourage community awareness at www.cfgnh.org/learn. For more information, visit www.cfgnh.org or call 203-777-2386.