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For immediate release:

July 20, 2016



SYRACUSE, NEW YORK- Kate Rolf, MBA, CHCE, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, VNA Homecare, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) of the Health Resources and Services Administration.

NACRHHS is comprised of a group of 21 nationally recognized rural health experts who advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on ways to address health care issues across rural America. Committee members offer first-hand experience dealing with rural issues in fields ranging from medicine, nursing and public health to law, finance and research.  As a committee member, Rolf will be responsible for helping to analyze key rural issues and for submitting recommendations for possible solutions.

Rolf brings a wide range of health policy experience to the committee.

She has more than 20 years of leadership experience, complemented by a master’s in business administration, a Home Care Executive Certification (CHCE), a fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and licensure as a New York State Nursing Home Administrator.

She is also an active member of several community organizations, including the Long Term Care Executive Council and Selective Services, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) and LeadingAge New York, where she also serves as Chair of the Home and Community Based Service Cabinet. She has received countless honors and awards, most recently the Home Care Association of New York State’s 2015 Advocacy Award and the Excellence in Health Care Award for Innovations in Health Care.

“I am excited to have this opportunity to contribute to such an important body,” Rolf notes. “The potential to influence federal policy as it relates to rural America is an honor, especially given that approximately 1.5 million New Yorkers live in areas designated as rural by the United States Department of Agriculture.”


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About VNA Homecare

VNA Homecare is a full-service home health care agency committed to making a profound difference in the lives of our patients by providing expert, high-quality care where they want it most – in their homes. Our entities include the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York, Inc.; the VNA Foundation of Central New York Inc.; Independent Health Care Services, Inc.; Home Aides of Central New York, Inc.; Eldercare Social Day Program; VNA Homecare Options, LLC; and the Eldercare Foundation, Inc.  Our goal is to deliver an unprecedented level of home health care specifically designed to meet the needs of those who mean the most to us – our patients. Our focused approach improves the quality of each patient’s life and helps each individual achieve maximum independence. For more information, please contact us at 315.477.HOME or visit us online at www.477home.org.


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Aug 23rd 2016