The Visiting Nursing Association (VNA) of Western New York today announced that it will move its Erie County operations to Airborne Business Park next fall.
“The new location will be designed and newly built to best fit our needs,” said Judy Baumgartner, president of the VNA. “We will consolidate the Erie operations into this one new building, optimizing workflow and efficiency. This new space will also allow us more room for growth as the need for home care and community-based services continues to expand.”
Because of the its growth and evolution, the VNA’s Erie operations currently reside in three separate buildings within six-tenths of a mile along Wehrle Drive.
Baumgartner added, “With the significant changes in technology and daily operations over the last 20 years, it is imperative that we design a flexible and adaptable workspace that will allow more accessibility to field staff and branches and support our continued growth.”
The VNA is the largest certified home health agency in Western New York and the fastest growing entity in the Kaleida Health organization.
They provide care for more than 27,000 patients annually, performing more than 530,000 home visits. The agency is ranked among the top home health care agencies in the nation, with a 98% patient satisfaction rating.
“The VNA is a strategic asset of Kaleida Health, and it's imperative that we support its employees and the organization itself,” said Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health.
“Over the past few years we have made significant investments in our hospitals. This is the next logical step. We are pleased to be able to make this commitment and invest in the future growth and strategic direction of the VNA.”
Over the past few years, the VNA has made several updates to its branch locations, including Niagara, Chautauqua, and most recently, the Allegany branch office. The VNA’s centralized office that supports the Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming County communities will move to its new location in the next few weeks.
The VNA is working with Uniland Development Company, which owns the Airborne Business Park.
About Airborne Business Park
With its close proximity to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Airborne Business Park is centrally located in Western New York. With more than 30 acres of shovel-ready space, the Town of Cheektowaga site (owned by Uniland Development Company) offers immediate access and a central location for any business. This suburban campus is minutes to restaurants, hotels and retail.
About the VNA
The VNA is the largest home health agency in Western New York, serving more than 27,000 patients annually with more than 530,000 home visits. Founded in 1885, the VNA of Western New York was the first visiting nursing organization in the United States. Since then, they have become one of the oldest charities in the nation and remain the largest home health agency in the Western New York region.
Key facts and figures about the VNA of Western New York:
The VNA offers a full range of services including pediatric and adult skilled nursing and therapies, chronic disease management, home infusion therapy, mental health care, obstetrical services, telehealth, personal care, as well as personal response systems. The VNA, a Kaleida Health affiliate, currently provides services to residents in ten Western New York counties including Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming, Livingston and Steuben. The VNA also provides services in Pennsylvania through its affiliate, VNA of Northwest PA.