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VNA of WNY Once Again Ranked Among Top Five Percent Nationally

Updated: 11/13/2019

The Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York has once again been awarded HomeCare Elite Top 500 status from ABILITY Network and Decision Health.

“The VNA’s national ranking is really a testament to our incredible team,” said Judy Baumgartner, president of the VNA. “To be consistently recognized with this impressive award for 12 years is something to be very proud of.”

The HomeCare Elite is a prestigious award in the home care industry, recognizing agencies that demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. With nearly 9,000 agencies considered, winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures. Five domains of performance were cumulatively analyzed – quality of care, quality improvement and consistency, patient experience (HHCAHPS), best practices implementation and financial performance.

“We’re pleased to recognize the VNA of WNY for exemplifying best practice in patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “The VNA of WNY’s home health professionals have demonstrated exceptional commitment to care quality and the patient experience.”

The award places the VNA in the top 5% in the country and is the 12th time the VNA has been recognized since the inception of HomeCare Elite in 2006. This outstanding achievement is another testament to the great quality care and service the VNA team provides to patients each and every day.

About the Visiting Nursing Association of WNY
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. 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.”

About ABILITY® Network
ABILITY Network, an Inovalon Company, is a leading cloud-based, SaaS information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. The combination of myABILITY and the Inovalon ONE® Platform creates a vertically integrated cloud-based platform empowering the achievement of real-time value-based care from payers, manufacturers and diagnostics, all the way to the patient’s point of care. For more information, visit or write to For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to or visit

About DecisionHealth For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs results in business management advice and operationally focused editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home health care professionals and specialty physician practices.