VNA kicks off 2018 with a board member reception


Travis and Robin Blanton, Kathy Hendrix

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast board chair, Sue Tompkins, graciously opened her home for the annual welcome back board reception. After a summer away, the social gathering provided an opportunity for members of all three boards — Treasure Coast, Space Coast and Foundation — to reconnect in preparation for the ongoing collaborative work in 2018. VNA board members are advocates in the healthcare infrastructure of our community and passionate about ensuring access to vital healthcare resources to all families in need, regardless of their financial standing. They play a vital role in guiding the non-profit home care and hospice agency and work closely together to uphold the mission of the organization.

“I am very grateful for each of our board members,” says Tompkins. “They are a group of dedicated individuals who generously donate their time and expertise to the VNA. This reception gives us a chance to regroup and reconvene before we begin our busy season.”

John Campione, Sue Tompkins, Kerry Bartlett, Stacy and David Kenyon

The VNA is the only non-profit home care and hospice organization in Indian River County. The VNA can help patients and families at all stages of life. Whether you are a caregiver needing help to provide assistance for everyday responsibilities for a loved one, you or a family member are coming home from a surgery or hospital stay, or your family has been affected from a serious illness and need end-of-life support, the VNA can help. The agency also provides community wellness services through its no-cost blood pressure and glucose clinics, flu vaccination program and the VNA “Health Care on Wheels” mobile health bus.

For more information about VNA services or the VNA & Hospice Foundation, please visit


Debbie Crum, Erik Kolacinski, Jean and Andy Taylor

About the VNA

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides home healthcare services—including Medicare-reimbursed and private-duty nursing; home health aides; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; in-home companions; and personal transportation—throughout Indian River County. The agency is also the only licensed hospice provider in Indian River County, offering end-of-life care in patients’ homes, local hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and the VNA Hospice House. The VNA also provides community wellness services such as flu vaccinations, no-cost blood pressure/blood sugar screenings, and speakers on health-related topics for local community groups.

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