December 15, 2021
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Public Health Management Corporation Announces its Intention to Affiliate with
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIAPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, announced its intention to affiliate with Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia (VNA), the oldest and largest nonprofit home health, palliative and hospice provider in the region. As part of this transaction. PHMC will acquire Philadelphia Home Care (PHC), the parent company of VNA and Visiting Nurse Society (VNS), VNA’s supporting foundation. PHC, VNA and VNS will become PHMC subsidiaries pending all final legal and regulatory approvals.

Upon the acquisition, PHMC will integrate VNA into the PHMC family of programs and subsidiaries. This relationship will align VNA within PHMC’s Integrated Health Services portfolio and provide programmatic integration and referral opportunities between the organizations, including PHMC’s network of six Federally Qualified Health Centers and its medical respite programming for individuals experiencing homelessness.

“PHMC is committed to VNA’s mission and long-standing legacy of delivering comprehensive home health, palliative and end-of-life care of the highest quality to individuals in our region,” said Richard J. Cohen, President and CEO of PHMC. “We have a strong team in place to ensure a seamless transition as we align VNA’s services to existing PHMC programs and enrich the continuum of care for our combined organization.”

Over the last year, VNA’s board of directors and executive leadership team have pursued finding the right strategic partner to support VNA’s mission and ensure organizational stability in the future.

“VNA is excited to be joining the PHMC enterprise,” said Mary Zagajeski, Interim CEO of VNA. “Partnering in this way with an organization of PHMC’s strength and stability is key to VNA’s ability to deliver on our mission to serve our communities and to expand our reach.”

PHMC’s organizational structure and subsidiary business model will provide financial, operational and programmatic infrastructure to support and sustain the delivery of VNA’s mission. Through this affiliation, VNA will have the opportunity to expand its programming and further serve its clients’ social determinants of health needs by providing them with a range of integrated physical, behavioral and social services available through PHMC’s network.

Since 1972, PHMC has delivered high-quality, evidence-based health, human and social services to individuals and families in the region. With more than 3,000 employees and a network of programs and subsidiaries, PHMC serves hundreds of thousands of individuals each year through a broad continuum of public health services. The organization’s work is grounded in science, research and data, and spans physical, behavioral and mental health care; substance use and opioid misuse treatment; health promotion and prevention services; criminal justice initiatives; workforce development and economic inclusion; and education, child welfare and family social services.

About PHMC
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices and evidence-based guidelines to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit

About VNA
Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia (VNA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit home health, palliative and hospice provider in the region, and one of the most innovative in the nation. VNA is the home of the only freestanding, nonprofit, inpatient hospice unite in the area. Its main programs include home health, serving approximately 700 patients, and hospice care, which comprises a 15-bed in-patient unit and a home hospice program serving approximately 120 individuals. For more information on VNA, visit