The Dart Foundation donates $40,000 to VNA Health Care's Century of Service Campaign

Updated 10/3/2018 10:43 PM

VNA Health Care received a $40,000 grant from The Dart Foundation in support of VNA's Century of Service Campaign.

VNA has used the funds to purchase new waiting room chairs for their clinic at 400 N. Highland Avenue in Aurora.


"This grant provides a direct benefit to our patients," says Linnea Windel, president and CEO of VNA Health Care. "The new chairs will enhance our waiting rooms and provide comfort to our patients for years to come. We sincerely appreciate the Dart Foundation's generous support of this campaign."

VNA is celebrating 100 years of service to the community in 2018.

The Century of Service Campaign seeks to raise $1 million dollars to support planned health center expansion projects in Aurora and Joliet, IT and infrastructure improvements, the delivery of primary care services to people with little or no insurance and the construction of Wellness Kitchens in Aurora, Joliet, Carol Stream and Elgin.

"The Dart Foundation is pleased to award this grant to VNA Health Care to improve the waiting room experience for their patients," says Emily L. Matthews, Dart Foundation manager.

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VNA Health Care operates 10 clinics in suburban Chicago and serves over 72,000 people a year. VNA is nationally ranked as a top performing health center as a result of patient outcomes such as prenatal care, adolescent weight screening and counseling, vascular disease treatment, blood pressure control, healthy birthweights, and asthma care. VNA's combination of convenience (by appointment or walk-in), patient-centered technology and expert care delivered with respect and compassion have led to these results. VNA is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Care Medical Home.

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The foundation supports projects that enhance education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and those that improve the quality of life in specific communities.

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