VNA has provided Home Health services to Douglas County and the immediately surrounding areas since 1969, but 40 years ago, in 1981, a need was recognized within the community for specialized care for the terminally ill. Hospice Care in Douglas County, the earliest form of VNA's Hospice program, was organized in August of 1981 to provide this necessary care. "Just like our agency's 50th anniversary two years ago, our Hospice program's 40th anniversary represents an important milestone, not only for our organization, but for our community," says VNA C.E.O. Cynthia Lewis. "Our Hospice program was created to meet a need within the community 40 years ago and has met that need by providing compassionate end-of-life care since 1981."
The special event that was to be held on August 25th to celebrate this milestone has been indefinitely postponed due to health and safety concerns pertaining to COVID-19 and the recent surge in Delta variant cases. VNA hopes to celebrate this incredible milestone with an event sometime in the future, but only when it is safe to do so.