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January 21, 2013
Claire Zangerle, CEO of the VNA of Ohio was recently featured in Crain's Cleveland Business  - What the Healthcare Community is saying.
What the health care community is saying


January 17, 2013
The VNA of Ohio was recently featured on WKYC in a story about the healthcare corridor and the importance of nursing as a career
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January 15, 2013
The VNA of Ohio was recently featured on WOIO on new Background Check Regulations for Home healthcare workers in Ohio.
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The VNA of Ohio was recently featured on KCBD in Lubbok, Texas on new Background Check Regulations for Home healthcare workers in Ohio.
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The VNA of Ohio was recently featured on WMC TV5 in Memphis, Tennessee on new Background Check Regulations for Home healthcare workers in Ohio.
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November 19, 2012

The VNA was featured in the WKYC Channel 3 health segment by senior health correspondent Monica Robins, "Danger zones in home: Safety hazards for elderly." The segment features tips from VNA occupational therapist Lynn Imondi on creating a safe and welcoming environment for visitors during the holiday season.



 October 10, 2012


The VNA celebrates Treasures of Cleveland 2012:

We have heard it said before. Cleveland is a diamond in the rough. The Visiting Nurse Association calls it a treasure. There are many treasures that are well deserving of recognition and that is why we gather.

In concert with the Visiting Nurse Association’s century-old heritage in serving the region, the annual VNA Treasures Event celebrates those treasures in our community - in arts, entertainment and in business.

The 3rd annual Treasures Event surrounds itself in beauty at Cleveland’s newest Treasure - the Museum of Contemporary Art in the culture rich University Circle. Click here to read the story.


October 7, 2012
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) takes place October 7-13 and is an opportunity to learn more about mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Mental illnesses are medical illnesses and no one recognizes this more than the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA, a non-profit organization which proudly offers many programs and treatment options.

VNA is the only home healthcare agency in Ohio to offer in-home and community based mental health services. These services are designed to help patients with emotional or behavioral problems or psychiatric illnesses. VNA Mental Health Services bring care and support to the patient wherever they live, learn or work to help each patient achieve and maintain the highest form of wellness and gain as much independence as possible. Click here to read the story.


September 26, 2012

The Visiting Nurse Association kicks off its 4th annual Pumpkins for Patients campaign on October 1, 2012 with a kick-off event from 7:30am - 10:30am at its offices located at 2500 East 22nd Street in Cleveland, Ohio. Students from Lincoln West High School will be on hand painting pumpkins which will be distributed to Hospice Patients later in the month. Between October 1 - October 15 you can go to Pickering Hill Farms in Avon to purchase pumpkins for the VNA. For every pumpkin purchased, the farm will match the donation.
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September 10, 2012
Being a caregiver is one of the most difficult jobs creating a combination of secondary traumatic stress from witnessing the suffering of others and burnout. Whether you are a hired caregiver or watch your loved one at home, you are vulnerable and at risk for depression and fatigue.

The Visiting Nurse Association Hospice continues to strive for the health and wellbeing of the caregiver and is holding an event for caregivers, nurses and other health care professionals to understand and combat this issue.

Compassion Fatigue Event - November 1, 2012 7:30 - 10:30am - Visiting Nurses Association of Ohio 2500 East 22nd St. Cleveland

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August 6, 2012
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Project Learn are bringing together leaders in the field of health literacy to increase awareness; share resources; and build capacity for a statewide collaboration among healthcare providers for the Ohio Health Literacy Conference October 26, 2012, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. This daylong event is the culmination of the four-part Ohio Health Literacy Conference Series. Click here to read the story.


October 14, 2011
Each year the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio hosts its annual "Pumpkins For Patients" month-long program that brings autumn cheer to the lives of Hospice patients and their families. Online publication, featured a story on the amazing program that brings the VNA of Ohio and local schools, and the community, together.


October 2, 2011
The Cleveland Plain Dealer highlights the renowned Karen Gabay and Raymond Rodriguez and their special performance at the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio's annual "Treasures of Cleveland" event. Click here to read the story.



June 14, 2011
The Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio held a nursing job fair which was featured on the local Cleveland CBS affiliate. Click here to read more.




May 27, 2011
Through a grant from the Ridgecliff Foundation, the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio and University Hospitals are partnering in a pilot program aimed at helping patients with mental health issues bridge the cap between emergency room visits and treatment in the community. Click here to watch the segment featured on the local Cleveland ABC affiliate, WEWS-Channel 5.


May 26, 2011
Congratulations to Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio Hospice volunteers for being featured as "Persons of the Week" in the West Shore Sun Newspaper! Click here to read the story.



May 9, 2011
Home Healthcare Providers Pinched By Gas Prices

Click here to watch the local Cleveland ABC affiliate, WEWS-Channel 5, highlight the dedication home healthcare providers, and specifically featuring the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio, have to their jobs despite rising gas prices.



April 20, 2011
The Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio and Dress For Success Cleveland partnered to offer employees and the community the chance to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" and donate new, or like-new, clothing items this Earth Day. This event was featured on local Cleveland FOX affiliate, WJW-FOX 8.



March 23, 2011
"A Move Towards Home Health Care"

Cynthia Stuk joned panelists Dr. DiGolia from University Hospitals and Peter Van Runkle on NPR's "The Sound of Ideas" to discuss the growth in home healthcare as a result of the reduction in state funding to nursing homes.



March 6, 2011
What Works: Visiting Nurse Association

Click here to view WKYC-Channel 3's weekly feature about local Northeast Ohio organizations and its focus on the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio.



January 27, 2011
Cynthia Struk promoted to Chief Operations Officer

The VNA recently announced its 25-year veteran, and expert, of clinical and administrative health care was promoted to COO. Click here to read the detailed announcement.



October 25, 2010


On Thursday, October 7, approximately 200 friends of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Ohio joined in supporting our mission and generously raised approximately $34,000. Click here to read more.

October 13, 2010
Networking Nurses: Paula Kampf and Anna Pak-Adams featured in Minority Nurse Magazine

Click here to read about how the VNA is using social media and telenursing to improve patient care.

September 7, 2010
"Reel Grief: A Grief Support Film Series" offers assistance through film September 14-October 5, 2010

The VNA Hospice Bereavement Department will host this series designed to use the power of film to help move through grief actively. Click here to learn more.

August 10, 2010
Vital Signs: Dr. Daniel Kendis featured in The Plain Dealer

Click here to read the Tuesday column "Vital Signs" introducing the VNA's new medical director.

May 20, 2010
VNA releases their 2009 VNA Community Report.
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May 9, 2010
The Secret to her Success: Susan Paschke profiled in The Plain Dealer
Click here to read the popular Sunday column "The Secret to My Success" about the VNA's Chief Clinical and Quality Officer.

April 23, 2010
Learn about ethicals wills at "What A Gift" a free VNA class on May 6
The VNA teams up with the MetroHealth Medical Center to offer a free class on ethical wills and how to preserve personal values, wisdom and love for future generations. Click here to learn more.

April 12, 2010
Case Western Reserve University studies VNA Telecare
The new study is an effort by CWRU researchers to find which patients benefit the most from VNA Telecare, a special telemonitoring service available to VNA patients that allows us to monitor and extend care beyond the regular home visit and find changes in the health condition before it might reach a critical stage. Click here to read the announcement from CWRU.

April 12, 2010
"P.S. I Love You: Living Through the Grief Process" on April 20 and 27
This special VNA support group uses examples from the popular 2007 film, "P.S. I Love You," to help participants find support and guidance in dealing with the many facets of grief. Click here for more information.

April 12, 2010
Cynthia Struk promoted to Associate Chief Clinical Officer
A VNA employee since 1989, Cynthia Struk now oversees VNA Hospice, as well as clinical education, quality improvement, clinical care delivery models and research. Click here to read the complete announcement.

February 12, 2010
VNA of Ohio promotes Michelle Gillcrist to Chief Government Relations Officer and Sally Moennich to Chief of Clinical Partnerships; hires Ralph Knull, Director of Legal Affairs
The VNA of Ohio has expanded its senior leadership team. Click here to read the announcement.

February 9, 2010
VNA of Ohio seeks hospice volunteers; five-week hospice volunteer training program set to begin February 23
If you have a generous heart and a willingness to share your time with those who need you most, consider becoming a hospice volunteer. Hospice volunteer training begins Tuesday, February 23, and takes place every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. through March 23 at the VNA of Ohio's downtown offices at 2500 East 22nd Street. Please click here for the complete details.

January 28, 2010
AAACN elects Susan M. Paschke, VNA of Ohio's chief clinical and quality officer, to director
The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, one of the nation's premier nursing organizations, has tapped longtime member Susan Paschke for their Board of Directors. Click here to read the complete announcement.

January 19, 2010
VNA Hospice's hospital gown project featured in The Plain Dealer
Reporter Kaye Spector shined a spotlight on to VNA Hospice volunteers who donate fabric and sew hospital gowns for VNA Hospice patients. She also profiled the efforts of Paula Kampf and our volunteer coordinators who get inventive to keep the project thriving -- including tapping friends on Facebook.

Click here to read The Plain Dealer article.

Click here to donate fabric or become a sewing volunteer.

January 15, 2010
Board of Directors names six new members and elects leadership
Appointed to two-year terms are: Judith E. Auletta, Dr. Charles L. Emerman, Daniel A. Fedeli, James E. Makee Jr., The Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, and Janis L. Thiedemann. Elected to lead the Board are: Carol F. Dakin to Chair; Richard M. Knoth to Vice Chair; Janis E. Lyons to Treasurer; and Thomas R. Hanson to Secretary. Click here to read the complete announcement.

January 15, 2010
CEO Claire Zangerle featured in Smart Business Cleveland magazine
To read the "Smart Leaders" feature article entitled "Open doors: How to make time for employees' ideas and concerns" in the January, 2010, issue of one of the city's leading business publications, click here.

January 12, 2010
The Plain Dealer quotes VNA of Ohio mental health nurse and social worker in article about caregiver stress
In an article entitled "Helping a depressed person is a strain on the caregiver that can imperil health," VNA of Ohio nurse Debbie Stambaugh and social worker Karan Osowski shared their experiences supporting and educating caregivers during home visits with mentally ill patients. Click here to read the article.

January 5, 2010
VNA Voice - Winter Issue
Click here to read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter for VNA of Ohio donors, supporters, and advocates.

December 10, 2009
CEO Claire Zangerle quoted in VNAA press release, "Nonprofit Home Health Providers Express Concerns in Health Reform Debate"
In response to the Medicare home health cuts proposed in the Senate healthcare bill, Claire Zangerle said: "Thousands of people rely upon [the VNA of Ohio's] home visits for their care, from Cleveland's urban poor to seniors living in rural homes. We are deeply concerned that these cuts will prevent the VNA of Ohio from providing cost-effective and essential care to these needy populations, forcing them into more costly institutional care or to be readmitted into hospitals. If the ultimate goal is to improve Americans' access to healthcare while holding down costs, home healthcare services should be protected and adequately funded by our country's leadership." Click here to read the entire VNAA press release.

December, 2009
Plain Dealer Charities select the VNA of Ohio for their annual Holiday Spirit Campaign

The Holiday Spirit fundraising drive supports local human service agencies dedicated to providing essentials of life to those in critical need. Click here for more information.

November 22, 2009
17th annual Light a Life Ceremony: A Holiday Remembrance Tradition
Families, volunteers, and VNA of Ohio staff gathered on November 22 for Light A Life, a special event that combined creative expression, arts, music and remembrance to support anyone who may be grieving the loss of someone they love. It featured a sermon on love and loss by Rev. Gina Thornton of St. Paul AME Church, and musical accompaniment by violinist Obie Shelton and pianist Ryan Bergeron. Click here for photos and more information from "Light A Life: The Story Never Ends."

For more information about bereavement services and assistance throughout the year, please call 216-931-1327.

November 13, 2009
Board member JoAnn Glick honored on National Philanthropy Day
Each year on National Philanthropy Day, the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and foundations that support charitable giving and who change the world with a giving heart. The VNA of Ohio selected JoAnn Glick as its featured volunteer. She is a dedicated community volunteer who also chairs the Board's Development Committee, which supports the fundraising activities of the agency.

October 6, 2009
Northeast Ohioans help donate, paint, and deliver Pumpkins For Patients. Click here to read all about this special seasonal program by VNA Hospice and to see photo galleries from schools, farms, and homes.

October 1, 2009
COO Sharon Jones was featured on the "Good Company" show on WKYC-NBC, explaining how to choose the best home health care provider.

Click here for tips for choosing a home healthcare provider






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