Local VNA Demise Is Teachable Moment
Victor Capoccia
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.
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VNA Deal Falls Through: Cape Cod Health Care Will Open Its Own Office
Remy Tumin
The Vineyard Nursing Association announced an agreement to sell its operations to Cape Cod Health Care in January. Last week that agreement fell through.
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Cape Cod Health Care Absorbs But Does Not Purchase VNA
Remy Tumin

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

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Transition Begins as Vineyard Nursing Association Closes
Remy Tumin
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.
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Cape Cod Group Set to Acquire VNA
Julia Wells
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.
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Cape Cod Group to Acquire Vineyard Nursing Association
Julia Wells
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.
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Nursing Agency Braces for Large Losses
Julia Wells
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.
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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.

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Flu Grips Island, But Relief and Containment May Be on the Way
Ivy Ashe

A free flu shot clinic hosted last Sunday by the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Vineyard Nursing Association and Island boards of health was called a success by town officials and health care workers.

“We will be less sick as a little population because of this effort, and I wanted to commend the collaboration,” Cynthia Mitchell, West Tisbury selectman and executive at Island Health Clinic, said at the town selectmen’s meeting this week.

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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.

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