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Organization DBA Greater Medford VNA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Since 1900, Greater medford Visiting Nurses Association (GMVNA) has been a non-profit, community-based health care agency providing quality care through our dedicated staff, education, advocacy, and community resources. Our goal is to improve patient's quality of life to allow them to stay in the comfort and safety of their home. This goal is accomplished by promoting health, preventing disease, providing skilled nursing and other therapeutic services and offering health guidance to individuals and families without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, veterans status or ability to pay. 

Mission Statement

Since 1900, Greater medford Visiting Nurses Association (GMVNA) has been a non-profit, community-based health care agency providing quality care through our dedicated staff, education, advocacy, and community resources. Our goal is to improve patient's quality of life to allow them to stay in the comfort and safety of their home. This goal is accomplished by promoting health, preventing disease, providing skilled nursing and other therapeutic services and offering health guidance to individuals and families without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, veterans status or ability to pay. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $4,994,000.00
Projected Expense $4,977,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • GMVNA Telehealth Program

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Since 1900, Greater medford Visiting Nurses Association (GMVNA) has been a non-profit, community-based health care agency providing quality care through our dedicated staff, education, advocacy, and community resources. Our goal is to improve patient's quality of life to allow them to stay in the comfort and safety of their home. This goal is accomplished by promoting health, preventing disease, providing skilled nursing and other therapeutic services and offering health guidance to individuals and families without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, veterans status or ability to pay. 

Background Statement

Medford Visiting Nurses Association began in 1900 when Lucy Rowe, RN began visiting patients in their home on her bicycle. Over the next several years, Lucy was joined by 3 other nurses as the need for home nursing visits increased and the community valued this important service. Therapy, social services, home health aides and other services were added over the years. GMVNA was incoporated in June of 1947 and our service offerings were expanded to other local communities. Since this time GMVNA has expanded to over 22 communities in Middlesex and other local counties, has increased our staff to over 100 clinical and support staff, and are currently serving over 1,200 patients a year. Our clinical staff includes: RN's, PT's, OT's, SpL, MSW, HHA, Case management,PC Attendants, Medical transport, homemakers, and companions.

Impact Statement

Over the past year, GMVNA has achieved several organizational goals including:
1. Guaranteed delivery of skilled nursing services within 24 hours of their physician's orders.
2. Successfully expanded our service area to 22 local communities from a previous 14 communities.
3. Prepared and expanded service offerings in wound care, diabetes management, and a focus on high risk cardiac and pulmonary patients
4. Delivered more community education, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's support group programs to the communities we serve.
 

Needs Statement

The top priority needs for GMVNA are:
1. Secure grant funding for a new telehealth program to serve the needs of our high risk patients (cardiac and pulmonary).
2. Secure funding/donations for capital improvements especially for electronic record keeping  and other upgrades.
3. Secure funding/donations to deliver services to those in most need, not covered by health insurance, or those requiring services beyond what their insurance will cover for improved patient health outcomes.

CEO Statement

Gretaer Medford Visiting Nurses Association is unique among most visiting nurse organizations. From 1900 to the present, GMVNA has delivered quality, caring, compassionate, and not-for-profit clinical and therapy services to seniors in the comfort, safety and convenience of their home. Our training, education and medical services have treated over 80,000 patients and many of our patients request our clinical staff by name because we are considered part of their family. What is most important to GMVNA and our entire staff is to help our patients achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Board Chair Statement

As a Board volunteer with GMVNA for over 15 years I can not think of a better way to help those seniors in need of quality home care services and to insure the perpetual viability of this organization to serve thousands of individuals and their families for many years to come.
Greater Medford Visiting Nurses Association has been very successful due to its non-profit commitment to serving the health needs of the communities' senior population regardless of their economic, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, or veterans status.
No matter what the turbulent health care market brings, GMVNA has always weathered the storm and grown to where we are today because of our commitment to patient's needs first and foremeost. Our biggest challenge to date is to gather enough funding to continue with our non-profit mission and deliver even more valuable services to the communities we serve (Telehealth as an example). With the hightened level of competition, reduced reimbursements from HMO and federal funding sources, and the challenge of competing against home health agencies that are owned solely or in part by one of our chief referral sources (hospitals), GMVNA will be adapting to meet these challenges. Offering more personalized and complete services to our patients and care managing their health needs at every step of the health care continuum (hospital to rehab to facility-based long-term care to home). This direct involvement through care management will ease the decision-making process for patients, their loved ones and caregivers because they will be better inform to make health care decisions with and for the patient. With sufficient funding and revenue GMVNA can continue to deliver its quality services to those seniors most in need.

Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-East Boston Neighborhood
Northeast Massachusetts Region
City of Boston- Allston/ Brighton
City of Boston- Charlestown
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA

Allston/Brighton, Arlington, Belmont, Billerica, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, East Boston, Everett, Lexington, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Stoenham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Wilmington, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Home Health Care
  2. Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines - Geriatrics
  3. -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

GMVNA Telehealth Program

The GMVNA Telehealth program is designed to monitor high risk patients (cardiac and pulmonary) in the comfort and convenience of their homes. This self-monitoring will measure vitals such as blood pressure, pulse oxygen, and weight. Telehealth monitoring programs have proven to be highly successful in reducing hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations (from 26% to less than 15%) thus reducing overall healthcare costs and most importantly improving the health, well-being and outcomes for each patient. Our goal is to gain funding to implement a telehealth program, purchase/lease equipment, train patients, monitor results, and assess patient needs for approximately 500 seniors under our care with the future capabilities of serving over 1,000 senior patients.
 
Budget  $150,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Other Health/Disability
Program Short-Term Success 
The short-term success of this program is to monitor and treat up to 500 high risk patients within the first year of implementation. The goal during this time is to improve patient health outcomes and reduce re-hospitalizations from 26% to 15%.
Program Long-Term Success 
The longterm success of the program is to improve the health outcomes of this high risk patient population by over 50% and reduce re-hospitalizations from 26% to under 10%. GMVNA hopes to be able to deliver this program to over 1000 of its patients by the 3rd year of this program's implementation.
Program Success Monitored By 
The self-monitoring data that is collected within our EMR system is tracked multiple times each day to evaluate results, identify compliance and non-compliance with the program by the patient(s), and to assess and evaluate intervention needs (medication changes, fall risks, unusual weight changes, BP changes, etc.). This evaluation and monitoring will clearly show results and determine the effectiveness of the program.
Examples of Program Success 
National statistics from numerous resources (NIH, AHA, CMS, others) indicate that telehealth monitoring can significantly reduce re-hospitalization rates and improve patient outcomes. CMS has set a national goal of re-hospitalization rate reductions to under 20%. Other VNA's have shown rates as low as 12% and GMVNA is confident in its goal of less than 12% due to our attention to personalized care, communicating the importance of compliance by the patient, and our patients' familiarity with our clinical staff. We anticipate these factors will lead to improved patients outcomes and therefore significantly reduced re-hospitalizations. Reports are generated daily so the program will be closely monitored regarding its success.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Gretaer Medford Visiting Nurses Association is unique among most visiting nurse organizations. From 1900 to the present, GMVNA has delivered quality, caring, compassionate, and not-for-profit clinical and therapy services to seniors in the comfort, safety and convenience of their home. Our training, education and medical services have treated over 80,000 patients and many of our patients request our clinical staff by name because we are considered part of their family. What is most important to GMVNA and our entire staff is to help our patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. We strive to continue our mission for the next 100 years.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Janie Gould Interim CEO
CEO Term Start Nov 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Ms. Gould has been employed by GMVNA for over 26 years and has served as business manager and Chief Financial Officer.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Lisa O'Loughlin Jan 1992 June
Jeffrey Pringle Jan 1991 Jan

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Kim Arouth Director of Additional Care --
Janie Gould CFO --
Delia Martin RN Nurse manager --
LouAnn Olejarz RN Director of Quality --
Maureen Savage PT Therapy manager --
James Troy Business Development Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
-- --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --

Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As a Board volunteer with GMVNA for over 15 years I can not think of a better way to help those seniors in need of quality home care services and to insure the perpetual viability of this organization to serve thousands of individuals and their families for many years to come.
Greater Medford Visiting Nurses Association has been very successful due to its non-profit commitment to serving the health needs of the communities' senior population regardless of their economic, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, or veterans status.
No matter what the turbulent health care market brings, GMVNA has always weathered the storm and grown to where we are today because of our commitment to patient's needs first and foremeost. Our biggest challenge to date is to gather enough funding to continue with our non-profit mission and deliver even more valuable services to the communities we serve (Telehealth as an example). With the hightened level of competition, reduced reimbursements from HMO and federal funding sources, and the challenge of competing against home health agencies that are owned solely or in part by one of our chief referral sources (hospitals), GMVNA will be adapting to meet these challenges. Offering more personalized and complete services to our patients and care managing their health needs at every step of the health care continuum (hospital to rehab to facility-based long-term care to home). This direct involvement through care management will ease the decision-making process for patients, their loved ones and caregivers because they will be better inform to make health care decisions with and for the patient. With sufficient funding and revenue GMVNA can continue to deliver its quality services to those seniors most in need.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 32
Number of Part Time Staff 92
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 87%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 50
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 4
Caucasian: 63
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 5 (Haitian)
Gender Female: 118
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Blanket Personal Property
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employment Practices Liability
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Patient Liability
Professional Liability
Risk Management Provisions
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Accident and Injury Coverage

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Louise Mallett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Salem Five bank
Board Chair Term June 2012 - June 2013
Board Co-Chair Mr. Henry Risman
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Risman Insurance Agency, Inc.
Board Co-Chair Term June 2012 - June 2013

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Paul Bardaro Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett, PC Voting
Ms. Margaret Colclough Executive Office of Energy Voting
Mr. Robert Driscoll Salter Healthcare Services Voting
Ms. Louise Mallett Salem Five bank Voting
Mr. Allan Matrorana Brookline Bank Voting
Ms. Carole Nania Partner's Occupational Health Voting
Mr. Mark Nicholas Cataldo Ambulance Services, Inc. Voting
Ms. Denise Potts Health Bridge Management Voting
Mr. Henry Risman Risman Insurance Agency, Inc. Voting
Mr. Richard Wolfson Richard Wolfson Real Estate Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Louis Giorgio Geriatric Physician NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Compensation
  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Gretaer Medford Visiting Nurses Association is unique among most visiting nurse organizations. From 1900 to the present, GMVNA has delivered quality, caring, compassionate, and not-for-profit clinical and therapy services to seniors in the comfort, safety and convenience of their home. Our training, education and medical services have treated over 80,000 patients and many of our patients request our clinical staff by name because we are considered part of their family. What is most important to GMVNA and our entire staff is to help our patients achieve the best possible health outcomes. We strive to continue our mission for the next 100 years.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $4,994,000.00
Projected Expense $4,977,000.00
Form 990s

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

2008 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $5,268,602 $4,478,203 $4,580,818
Total Expenses $5,151,937 $4,851,318 $4,301,594

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $5,228 $14,515 $20,965
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $4,829,310 $4,527,385 $4,308,847
Investment Income, Net of Losses $323,449 $-100,219 $239,102
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $110,615 $36,522 $11,904

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $4,495,917 $4,094,868 $3,664,100
Administration Expense $653,984 $753,575 $631,423
Fundraising Expense $2,036 $2,875 $6,071
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 0.92 1.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 87% 84% 85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 39% 20% 29%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Assets $4,186,328 $4,078,493 $4,359,278
Current Assets $3,375,111 $3,387,083 $3,687,315
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $475,609 $494,798 $394,408
Total Net Assets $3,710,719 $3,583,695 $3,964,870

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.10 6.85 9.35

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As a Board volunteer with GMVNA for over 15 years I can not think of a better way to help those seniors in need of quality home care services and to insure the perpetual viability of this organization to serve thousands of individuals and their families for many years to come.
 
Greater Medford Visiting Nurses Association has been very successful due to its non-profit commitment to serving the health needs of the communities' senior population regardless of their economic, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, or veterans status.
 
No matter what the turbulent health care market brings, GMVNA has always weathered the storm and grown to where we are today because of our commitment to patient's needs first and foremeost. Our biggest challenge to date is to gather enough funding to continue with our non-profit mission and deliver even more valuable services to the communities we serve (Telehealth as an example). With the hightened level of competition, reduced reimbursements from HMO and federal funding sources, and the challenge of competing against home health agencies that are owned solely or in part by one of our chief referral sources (hospitals), GMVNA will be adapting to meet these challenges.
 
Offering more personalized and complete services to our patients and care managing their health needs at every step of the health care continuum (hospital to rehab to facility-based long-term care to home). This direct involvement through care management will ease the decision-making process for patients, their loved ones and caregivers because they will be better inform to make health care decisions with and for the patient. With sufficient funding and revenue GMVNA can continue to deliver its quality services to those seniors most in need.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials with the expense breakout per the Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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