Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) was established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization in 1952 by a group of concerned citizens following the announcement made by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company that they would be discontinuing their provision of in-home nursing services for policy holders living in the greater Port Huron area. From the beginning, meeting the home-based health care needs of the community, regardless of one's ability to pay, has been the foundation on which Visiting Nurse Association Health Services provides care.
Over the years, VNA has evolved to meet the needs of the community through the expansion of services, such as, Special Care Services (1984), Blue Water Hospice (1990) and the Blue Water Hospice Home (2012). Today, Visiting Nurse Association Health Services, also known as VNA & Blue Water Hospice, is comprised of three service lines: Home Health Care, Special Care Services (Private Duty, Telehealth, and Palliative Care), and Blue Water Hospice (in-home/facility care and Blue Water Hospice Home).
VNA & Blue Water Hospice is committed to providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to patients and their families in need of short-term, long-term, and/or end-of-life care residing in St. Clair, southern Sanilac, eastern Lapeer, and northern Macomb county.
Built on a solid foundation, VNA & Blue Water Hospice has deep roots in the community and continues to care for area residents by being the best choice in care. We are dedicated to producing the best outcomes for those in our care while treating all patients like a member of our own family.
Our team of physicians, nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers, chaplains, and therapists are dedicated and sincerely want to understand the needs of the patient first before decisions are made. We inform and educate the patients and families under our care to ensure all options are understood before developing an individual care plan. Your care is our first priority.
Mission, Vision, and Focus
These are our principles that form a foundation for service. Our day-to-day operations are influenced by a set of statements that guide us. Our quality care is measured by your satisfaction. To that end, we perform our mission each day when delivering care to those we serve. From the board room to the patient’s home, we operate under these guiding principles.
Mission: To provide high quality, cost-effective health care to patients and families coping with short-term, long-term, and/or end-of-life care.
Vision: To be recognized as the premier provider of home care and hospice services, as measured by quality outcomes, committed people, outstanding customer service and value.
Focus: To provide care and services that are:
- patient and family centered
- comprehensive to include physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and families, while acknowledging their diversity
- coordinated within the community, consistent with its health and wellness goals, and integrated with other providers as appropriate