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VNA Care Enters Management Agreement with Porchlight VNA/Home Care VNA Care

CEO Holly Chaffee to resume leadership of five-star agency serving Western Massachusetts

Worcester, MA (July 30, 2018) – VNA Care, a subsidiary of Atrius Health serving more than 50,000 patients each year as Massachusetts’ largest non-profit home health and hospice provider, is pleased to announce it has entered into a management agreement with Porchlight VNA/Home Care, a five-star agency serving communities in Western Massachusetts. VNA Care President & CEO Holly Chaffee, BSN, MSN, RN, previously president & CEO of Porchlight for more than a decade, will resume leadership and oversight responsibilities for the organization along with the VNA Care Senior Leadership team.

“I have tremendous admiration for the dedicated staff at Porchlight as well as a deep connection to the communities they serve,” said Chaffee. “Together VNA Care and Porchlight have a wonderful opportunity to innovate home health across the Commonwealth to provide all of our patients with the right care that keeps them happy and comfortable in their homes. I look forward to working with our talented teams to achieve this vision.”

A 100-plus year-old freestanding non-profit community agency, Porchlight VNA/Home Care is the only Western Massachusetts agency rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under Chaffee’s leadership, the agency received several HomeCare Elite™ Awards of Excellence and MA Department of Public Health deficiency-free surveys as a result of the unique and comprehensive home health services it provides including skilled nursing, therapies, 24-hour care, social work and maternal and child health.

“Under Holly’s leadership, Porchlight VNA/Home Care grew into a terrific, high-quality home health agency. Our shared philosophies for serving all patients with kindness and compassion and keeping them healthy in the most appropriate settings make Porchlight a natural fit in our journey to transform care across Massachusetts,” Rita S. Advani, chair of the Board of Directors at VNA Care and a board member for Atrius Health.

With offices in Chicopee, Pittsfield and Lee, Porchlight serves communities in Hampden, Hampshire and Berkshire Counties. Together Porchlight and VNA Care span a geographic footprint that includes over 250 communities throughout the state.

“For over a century, Porchlight VNA/Home Care has developed longstanding relationships with people across Western Massachusetts as a one-stop resource for their home health needs,” said Kurt Toegel, President of the Board of Directors at Porchlight VNA/Home Care. “We look forward to continuing that tradition with VNA Care in an overall effort to deliver exceptional care that enhances our patients’ health and enriches their lives.”

 

About VNA Care

As the Commonwealth’s largest home health and hospice provider, VNA Care serves more than 50,000 patients each year. Founded by Massachusetts’ most established and trusted home care organizations, VNA Care Network, VNA of Boston, VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, VNA Care Advantage, VNA First Choice; VNA Care has the capabilities and resources to deliver a full range of home health, hospice, and community services to patients of all ages and health care needs. VNA Care, a subsidiary of Atrius Health, focuses on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable individuals in their homes and communities.  

 

About Porchlight VNA/Home Care

Porchlight VNA/Home Care has over 100 years of providing compassionate, exceptional care. We are nationally recognized for quality and excellence, including several 5-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We have received several HomeCare Elite™ Awards of Excellence demonstrating our commitment to quality and safety. We are proud, accredited members of Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts and Visiting Nurse Association of New England. Porchlight VNA/Home Care is a unique, comprehensive resource for all home health needs, including: skilled nursing, therapies, and 24-hour care. Our offices are located in Lee and Chicopee and our services cover all of Berkshire, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. As a free-standing non-profit, we serve as the Board of Health for several towns in Berkshire County and regularly conduct community education and engagement programs to support our mission. Porchlight VNA/Home Care is simply “Life As You Know It ® ". Learn more about Porchlight VNA/Home Care at www.porchlighthomecare.org.

 

About Atrius Health

Atrius Health, an innovative nonprofit healthcare leader, delivers an effective system of connected care for more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patients in eastern and central Massachusetts. Atrius Health’s 32 medical practices, with more than 50 specialties and 825 physicians, work together with the home health and hospice services of its VNA Care subsidiary and in close collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities. Atrius Health provides high-quality, patient-centered, coordinated care to every patient it serves. Establishing a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with each of its patients, Atrius Health enhances their health and enriches their lives. Learn more about Atrius Health at www.atriushealth.org.

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