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Athens County Visiting Nurses Association records


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Overview and metadata sections

The Athens County VNA of Athens, Ohio, is a rural visiting nurse association founded in 1982. Its young age reflects a commonality of most home care nursing services. Failures in the prospective payment of hospital care force many hospitals to discharge patients much earlier. This background accounts for the remarkable increase in the need for the services of home care agencies and the establishment of the Athens County VNA reflects such a need.

Gift of Margaret Frey and Bonnie Pooler.

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers
Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

This collection is unrestricted except for the anonymity of the patient records.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the Board of Trustees minutes, staff minutes, budget reports, incident reports, and Medicare correspondence. Also included are records of referrals that were not accepted. This series documents the early activities of the Athens VNA. It also provides a good overview, from an administrative perspective, of the internal workings association and its continued evolution as an effective provider of home health care services.

Board of Trustees minutes, 1982-1987.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1982-1986.
Box 1 Folder 2
Incidents report review, 1989.
Box 1 Folder 3
Intermediary medical information requests, 1989.
Box 1 Folder 4
Medicare claim requests, 1987-1988.
Box 1 Folder 5-6
Physician survey questionnaire, 1988-1989.
Box 2 Folder 7
Record review compository summary, 1984-1989.
Box 2 Folder 8
Box 2 Folder 9
Box 2 Folder 10
Box 2 Folder 11
Box 2 Folder 12
Box 2 Folder 13

Scope and Contents note

The microfilms are the patient records of those served by the association.

Closed files (patient records).
Box 3-8

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