Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the largest and oldest not-for-profit home health care provider in the United States.
Lillian Wald, the founder of VNSNY, began making home nursing visits in 1893.
Visiting Nurse Service of New York provides service to patients in the five boroughs of New York City plus Nassau and Westchester counties.
VNSNY has over 12,000 employees and the average patient census is 30,000. Over 2,000,000 visits are provided by clinical professionals each year.
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