AUGUST 8, 2023
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VNA Philadelphia’s Hospice Inpatient Unit Opens at PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar

State-of-the-art facility is the latest addition to PHMC’s innovative and integrated public health
campus in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (August 8, 2023)Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) subsidiary The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia (VNA Philadelphia) today opened its Hospice Inpatient Unit at the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar in West Philadelphia. The new 15-bed inpatient unit will replace VNA Philadelphia’s former facility at 3300 Henry Ave.

The 9,000-square-foot facility is designed to stabilize terminally ill patients and provide 24/7 monitoring by nursing staff with daily rounds by the patient’s medical director. The state-of-the-art unit also offers respite services for caregiver relief, social and spiritual support, and private rooms and dedicated space for families, including a bereavement room and cafeteria.

“Every individual in Philadelphia deserves high-quality end-of-life care,” said Michael Pearson, interim President and CEO at PHMC. “Welcoming VNA Philadelphia’s family-centered, holistic hospice services to the Cedar Campus is an important addition to our continuum of care as we strive to provide West and Southwest Philadelphia with robust, patient-centered health care and social services.”

“We have been serving the Philadelphia community for decades, and families throughout the region can expect the same high-quality, compassionate care VNA is known for at our new facility,” added Karen Sinclair, Executive Director at VNA Philadelphia. “The move to PHMC’s Cedar Campus offers a new and improved care setting that provides a calm, comfortable environment for our patients and families. Whether the patient is admitted for treatment of uncomfortable symptoms or for respite services, our medical and nursing staff provide round-the-clock expert treatment during a critical time.”

VNA Philadelphia is the oldest and largest nonprofit home health, palliative and hospice provider in the region. In addition to the inpatient unit, VNA provides hospice services across all settings, including home care, continuous care and respite care.

The PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar offers a host of programs and services designed to serve the West and Southwest Philadelphia community, including primary care through the PHMC Health Center on Cedar, a Federally Qualified Health Center, serving adults and children; an emergency department; inpatient hospital care and psychiatric care by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and more. The Campus will also soon offer additional services from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The unit will begin admitting new patients on Friday, August 11. VNA’s Hospice Inpatient Unit is located at 501 S. 54th Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19143. To contact VNA Philadelphia, please call 215-473-0772 or visit

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 Philadelphia
The mission of The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia, through its dedicated staff, is to provide a continuum of home health, palliative, and end-of-life care of the highest quality to all people, regardless of their financial circumstances. For more information, visit