Local VNA Demise Is Teachable Moment

Our Island is blessed with committed and skilled health professionals. We have all the components needed to achieve an integrated and accountable health care experience for residents.

VNA Deal Falls Through: Cape Cod Health Care Will Open Its Own Office

The Vineyard Nursing Association announced an agreement to sell its operations to Cape Cod Health Care in January. Last week that agreement fell through.

Cape Cod Health Care Absorbs But Does Not Purchase VNA

The proposed purchase of the Vineyard Nursing Association by Cape Cod Health Care did not go through as planned, the Gazette learned today. 

Transition Begins as Vineyard Nursing Association Closes

The Vineyard Nursing Association officially closed its doors on Tuesday. The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod now assumes care of Vineyard patients. Officials at VNA said the transition was smooth but Island boards of health officials said they were caught off guard.

Cape Cod Group Set to Acquire VNA

The financially-strapped Vineyard Nursing Association has signed an agreement to sell its operations on both Islands to Cape Cod Healthcare, a large consortium that owns a visiting nurse agency.

Cape Cod Group to Acquire Vineyard Nursing Association

The Island's only Medicare-certified home health agency has been struggling financially and has agreed to sell its operations to Cape Cod Health Care.

Nursing Agency Braces for Large Losses

Facing a severe revenue shortfall, the Vineyard Nursing Association is on track to end the year with a large and unsustainable operating loss, leaders at the Island’s only home health care agency told the Gazette this week.

VNA Cuts

I read with more than a passing interest the article, “Looming Federal Cuts May Impact Already-Strained Elder, Education Services” in the March 1 issue of the Vineyard Gazette. The Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) is a critical health care provider for elders on Martha’s Vineyard and should be added to the list of providers impacted by the sequestration. In fact, the VNA faces larger and more immediate cuts than were discussed in the article.

Clambake, Auction Raises Funds for Nursing Agency

It’s a benefit bivalve banquet: come to the annual clambake and auction to raise money for the Vineyard Nursing Association, the Island’s only home health care agency, on Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at The Field Gallery in West Tisbury.

Island Nursing Agency Prepares to Expand

The Island’s surviving home health care agency has a full plate.

The Vineyard Nursing Association is moving quickly to absorb a 50 per cent increase in patients and a 20 per cent increase in employees while expanding its services and stepping up professional training for its employees, said Robert Tonti, chief executive officer of the association.

And Mr. Tonti has started the process of finding larger space to accommodate the unexpected growth.

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