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VNA Nazareth Home Care Celebrates 125 Years of Care
Louisville, KY - This month VNA Nazareth Home Care will celebrate its 125th anniversary. As the fifth longest-running home care agency in the Unites States, KentuckyOne Health is proud to recognize VNA Nazareth Home Care and every associate who has contributed to the many, many years of service.
In honor of this landmark anniversary, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has proclaimed November 21, 2015 as VNA Nazareth Home Care Day.
Originally founded in 1890 in Louisville, KY as King's Daughters Association of Louisville, the focus on care was on expectant mothers, as well as babies who were in need of clean milk. In 1915 the Daughters Association of Louisville transitioned to the District Nurse Associate in cooperation with the National Public Health Nursing Association before becoming the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) in the 1930s.
Nazareth Home Care, established by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, a community of Catholic nuns in Bardstown, KY, merged with VNA in the 2005 to form VNA Nazareth Home Care. As Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s began their partnership with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), VNA Nazareth Home Care continued their service with KentuckyOne Health and became an affiliate of CHI Health at Home, the national home health service provider for CHI.
VNA Nazareth Home Care provides treatment or assistance to patients who are recuperating, chronically ill or disabled, in the comfort of their own home. Their home care services include specialized programs, prevention, and health maintenance on a short-term and long-term basis including a wide array of services from high-technology nursing to basic home health aide care.
VNA Nazareth Home Care is also a proud participant in KentuckyOne Health’s innovative program called Health Connections. Through this program a multi-disciplinary team under the umbrella of VNA Nazareth Home Care, KentuckyOne Health serves patients who have high medical needs, disjointed health care and, subsequently, high medical costs.
“Despite all the advances in medicine over the last century, the power of a home visit to deliver help and healing to those in need is timeless,” said Alice Bridges, vice president of Healthy Communities at KentuckyOne Health. “I have seen firsthand the compassionate service they provide to people in the home setting, working in often difficult circumstances to help individuals regain their health.”
As a member of the KentuckyOne Health system, VNA Nazareth Home Care has seen tremendous growth and continues to provide excellent care in every community it serves. Accredited by The Joint Commission, VNA Nazareth Home Care in Louisville has also been named as a top agency by HomeCare Elite for nine years running.
“In an ever changing health care environment, I’m proud to honor VNA Nazareth Home Care for their long history of providing care to those in need as well as the work they do every day to strengthen our ministry of care. Through their service of others, innovative programs, and commitment to our mission and values, VNA Nazareth Home Care is vital to building healthier communities as we move into the next era of health care,” said Dan Dietz, president and CEO of CHI Health at Home.
VNA Nazareth Home Care will be holding a special celebration to commemorate the years of service and care provided throughout Louisville, KY and its communities.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
5:30- 9:00 pm
The following speakers will join the celebration event:
• Gerrie Leppert, former President, CEO of VNA
• Sue Downs, President of Flaget Hospital (and a former Nazareth home health nurse)
• Alice Bridges, VP of Healthy Communities with KentuckyOne Health
Congratulations to VNA Nazareth Home Care on 125 years of providing compassionate, quality care.