Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut (VNS) is a not-for-profit provider of home healthcare services. We provide a comprehensive range of services to meet patient needs including: skilled nursing; occupational, physical and speech therapy; palliative and hospice care; and home health aides. In addition, our clinical staff includes advanced credentialed nurses with specialized training to address complex patient needs.
Results for the most recent year indicate that we are achieving organizational objectives and assisting patients to achieve their highest attainable health outcome.
VNS has earned repeat designation as a 2014 National HomeCare Elite Agency, an industry designation based on performance, which places VNS at the top tier of all U.S. home health providers.
The most recent CMS Quality Measures report shows that VNS outcomes meets or exceeds state averages on 14 of the selected 22 indicators.
VNS patient outcomes and CMS survey results are publicly accessible at www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/
The MUP at VNS reaches out to the poor
and elderly who are among the most vulnerable and dependent members of our
community and provides a comprehensive array of the highest quality home
medical services to responsibly and effectively address their medical and
care-related needs. These services,
provided by credentialed and trained staff, include skilled nursing, physical
and speech therapy, occupational therapy, and medical social work
assistance. Our services and programs
address acute and chronic care patients and we serve the needs of the
terminally ill with end of life palliative and hospice care. Annually, VNS provides $4 million in
community subsidized care for 1,800 patients though our medically underserved
needed, VNS provides compassionate home based palliative and hospice care for
uninsured financially in-need patients. These services are supported by community fundraising efforts.
Home-based telemonitoring has demonstrable impacts improving
individual and community health outcomes with lower overall community health
costs. VNS’ Bridgeport Telehealth
Collaborative provides patients who would not otherwise have access to services
with clinically managed telemonitoring and supportive home visits. VNS is committed to expanding telemonitoring
services which support patient independence and lower the incidence of acute or
institutionalized care. We would welcome
collaborative opportunities in the communities we serve and community funding
to support expansion.
· Jeanne Bodyk, MSN, RN is the Executive Vice President/Administrator of Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut. A graduate of St Anselm College, Ms. Bodyk has more than twenty years of progressive management experience in the home health industry. She is a member of the Policy Committee of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home and has served as a past member of the Government Relations Committee. She serves on the Quality Assurance Committee for several Assisted Living Communities.
F. Edward Nicolas, Jr. is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut and also serves as its Privacy Officer. Mr. Nicolas has more than 20 years experience in home healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of New Haven. He is a member of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) Home Health Financial Managers Association Workgroup (HHFMA) and has been a presenter at various conferences and meetings including: NAHC Annual Meetings and Financial Managers Conferences and the New England Foundation for Home Health. Mr. Nicolas is a licensed CPA in the State of Connecticut.
Bridgeport Telehealth Collaborative - Collaboration between Bridgeport Hospital, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Fairfield County Community Foundation and VNS of Connecticut to provide in-home telemonitoring services and supportive clinical and non-clinical home visits for targeted at-risk patients primarily in Bridgeport.
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