VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region receives $10,000 grant

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RUTLAND — The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) has received a $10,000 grant from the VT COVID-19 Response Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation.

The grant will be used to help the agency adapt to the changing realities of providing home health care and hospice during an epidemic.

“We are honored that the Vermont Community Foundation recognizes the unique value and position that home health and hospice care provides to our community,” said Ron Cioffi, RN, CEO of the VNAHSR.

Cioffi says the staff is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis providing essential services to patients every day, and that support like this will help them address the overwhelming issues presented by caring for communities in crisis.

Support from this grant and other donations from the community will be used to help the agency meet the ongoing needs of personal protective equipment and critical supplies to treat COVID positive patients safely and support virtual visits where possible and equip office-based staff with the remote technology needed to maintain operations.