We are pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Northern Virginia records have been processed and are available for researchers to use. The collection contains nearly sixty years (1937-1997) of records from the VNA. Materials include meeting minutes, financial statements, correspondence, reports, and memoranda.

The VNA was founded under the not-for-profit company Visiting Nurse Home Care, Inc. in 1937 to provide medical care across the Northern Virginia region. Under a team of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, volunteers, and social workers, the services offered by the Association and the VNA include skilled nursing care, home health aide service, rehabilitation therapy, social work, and a volunteer program. Their area of expertise encompasses such diverse health-care provisions as preventative care for diabetes and health education, mental health treatment, home infusion therapy, AIDS treatment, and assistance and counseling for the terminally ill and their families.

While there are not many photographs in this collection there are some great images that capture the nurses at work. Such as this image below, which shows a visiting nurse being given her orders for the day:

Nurses discussing patients for the day

Emilie Deady of the Visiting Nurse Association
Pictured on the left is Emilie Deady. Deady was the President and CEO of the VNA. This photo was taken in 1979.

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