CEO’s Message

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Walter W. Borginis III, CPA, CGMA, MBA. He serves as treasurer of the NAHC board and chairman of its finance committee. He is also on the boards of the HHFMA, Voluntary Nonprofit Home Care Association of America, and Hospice Association of America. He can be reached at




Welcome to our website! It is a great honor for me to serve as President of The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Philadelphia. We were founded in 1886 by a group of courageous Philadelphia women. They pooled their financial resources in order to import a visiting nurse from England, where this model of care gave access to healthcare to the inner city’s poor populations. Prior to that model, it was often impossible to access physicians or hospitals. As a result, the VNA has a long and respected history of being the pioneers in public health nursing. We are a true not for profit organization. Our mission of proudly providing high quality and high caring home health, hospice and palliative care to everyone without regard for ability to pay reflects our historical past. It is a continual challenge for us to remain state of the art in clinical practice while still funding our charitable commitment, which amounts to over 9% of our annual budget each year. This challenge is made even more difficult with federal and state funding cuts in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We are guided by a dedicated Board that is fully committed to continuing our mission.

In my office, I have a paperweight bearing a quote from Walt Disney. It reads “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world…but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” This quote is extremely relevant to the VNA. We never could have thrived for some 132 years without a very dedicated, very caring and very clinically skilled staff. I have written articles about their great work. It is truly wonderful to be their colleague and witness the beauty of human beings caring for one another.

I would also like to recognize our donors. In our quarterly newsletters, we are able to demonstrate the wonderful things we do for our patients that are well beyond their medical needs. We can do that through the generous support of our donors. Your support makes us the best we could possibly be.

In closing, I hope that you choose the VNA for your home health, hospice and palliative care needs. I know you will be making a great choice.


Walter W. Borginis, III
President and CEO