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Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Thanks Community

on September 15, 2015 - 12:34pm
By GEORGINA MESIBOV, LPCC
Executive Director, LAVNS

The past year has brought about many changes at LAVNS. 

Our accomplishments have aligned with our mission statement, which states we are, “dedicated to a continued tradition of quality, responsiveness, integrity and cost efficiency in the delivery of Home Care and Hospice Services.

LAVNS also has experienced tremendous growth. Our community outreach has given us the opportunity to build bridges and reach those who many not have otherwise been familiar with our services. This past year we have increased our referral sources and strengthened relationships with other care providers in Los Alamos and beyond.

Thank you for the trust and faith you continue to place in our agency. Our record breaking number of referrals this past year demonstrates our dedication to providing the very best care for our patients and their families.

We also received this year a Four-Star rating based on Medicare guidelines. This puts VNS above both the New Mexico and national averages in comparison to other agencies. Along with the increased numbers of referrals, we have been able to add several new staff members to our LAVNS family.

One of the challenges this past year was the halting of the Sanctuary at Canyon’s Edge project. This difficult decision was made by our Board after receiving a revised feasibility study and consulting with numerous hospice providers across the country. While the project has been halted for now, we continue to explore options that will fulfill the need for quality inpatient hospice care and have created a Legacy Fund dedicated to hospice care. 

We are grateful for the overwhelming support of LAVNS and its mission of continued excellence; we look forward to providing quality home health and hospice care far into the future.


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