VNA welcomes names new president & CEO

NEWS RELEASE

Erik Kolacinski

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of the Treasure Coast is pleased to announce that it has selected Erik Kolacinski as its new president and CEO. Kolacinski, who most recently served as senior vice president for Care South Health System in Georgia, has extensive experience with physician-ordered home healthcare, private duty nursing and hospice, all core service lines offered by the VNA.

“I am very excited to be part of the VNA and their long-standing history,” says Kolacinski. “From the short time I’ve been here, I’ve seen the incredible dedication the VNA staff has for our patients and the commitment the organization has to this community.”

Kolacinski has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a strong emphasis on collaborating with healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes and the quality of healthcare delivered to the community.  He previously had direct oversight of field clinical operations and sales for a home health and hospice organization with revenues exceeding $175 million. He brings to the VNA an expertise in operational efficiency and business development strategies.

“We could not be more excited to have Erik join the VNA as our new chief executive,” adds Sue Tompkins, chairman of the VNA Treasure Coast board of directors. “In addition to his industry experience, Erik’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion for our mission will help us drive healthcare solutions in the communities we serve.”

The VNA is the only non-profit home care and hospice provider in Indian River County. For over 40 years, this community has trusted VNA nurses, therapists, home health aides and staff to care for them in their homes. Patients and families benefit from the VNA’s unique ability of offering a continuum of care through the organization’s main service lines of home healthcare, private care and hospice. The VNA also provides daily community wellness services through its no-cost blood pressure and blood sugar clinics, flu program and the VNA’s “Health Care on Wheels” mobile health clinic.

For more information about the VNA, please visit www.vnatc.com.

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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