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VNS Services

Vision / Mission / History


To be an innovative provider of community based health care services by assessing needs, coordinating resources and planning comprehensive care.

Our goal is to offer quality patient centered care.

The VNS of NENY is proud to be affiliated with Ellis Medicine.


Today’s Visiting Nurse Service of Northeastern New York reflects over 91 years of dedication to home health services for patients. This effort began with one woman, Miss Anna McGee.

A registered nurse, Miss McGee began her public health career under the direction of Lillian Wald at the Henry Street Nursing Service Settlement House in New York City, the forerunner of the New York City Visiting Nurse Service. Returning to her native Schenectady in 1910 under the sponsorship of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Miss McGee pursued her dream of providing care to families and individuals in their own homes. [more]