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McKean County VNA & Hospice Partners with VNA of Western New York To Form New VNA of Northwest PA

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McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center, and the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York (VNA of WNY) have partnered to form the new organization, VNA of Northwest PA.

As a result of this agreement, the McKean County VNA & Hospice has transferred its operating license and certificate as well as their employees to this new joint venture. 

“While we have created a new home healthcare entity, many things remain the same. VNA of Northwest PA will operate in McKean County and the surrounding region. McKean County VNA & Hospice employees have transitioned directly to the new agency,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and chief operating officer of Upper Allegheny Health System, Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital. The agency has a staff of 30 local employees.

Office operations will continue to be based out of the current office on East Main Street in Bradford and Kathy Pascarella, administrator of McKean County VNA and Hospice, will continue as administrator of the new VNA of Northwest PA.

“All of us understand and appreciate the benefits to both our Bradford and Olean hospitals that have been occasioned by the creation of the Upper Allegheny Health System. Similarly, VNA of Northwest PA will be an organization of significantly larger scale that will provide us with access to a greater pool of resources,” Finan said. “While our VNA provided approximately 14,000 visits annually, VNA of WNY provides more than 400,000 annual home healthcare visits. As such, we are better positioned to provide more efficient and effective care. This new partnership ensures that area residents retain access to high quality homecare services for years to come."

About the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York, Inc.

Founded 130 years ago, the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York, Inc. was the nation’s first home health agency and is the largest home health agency in Western New York. Its services include: adult day services, infusion pharmacy/IV therapy nursing, pediatric and maternal specialty services, personal care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing in the home, telehealth home monitoring, diabetes program, immunization program, wound care, and personal response system (Lifeline).

About McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice

For 102 years, McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center since 1988, has served Northwest Pennsylvania offering home healthcare to patients throughout the region.

Both organizations were recognized in 2013 as top agencies of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™. This recognition placed them among the top 25 percent nationally of nearly 10,000 Medicare-certified home healthcare agencies in the nation based on a variety of quality and financial performance measures.

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