James S Vaccaro named Chairman of the Board of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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James S. Vaccaro

Largest visiting nurse association in New Jersey names new board chair

RED BANK, October 2, 2012 – Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, (VNAHG), announced today the appointment of James S. Vaccaro, as the new chairman of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group Board of Trustees.  Mr. Vaccaro has been an active board member since 2003 and served as Treasurer of the VNA Health Group board since 2009.

 “We are extremely pleased to have Jim as our new board chair,” said Dr. Steven Landers, VNA Health Group president and CEO.  “Jim is a long-time supporter of VNA and its mission to build healthier communities and enable people to stay healthy at home."  Dr. Landers added, " Jim's financial expertise and healthcare operations acumen will be critical as the organization confronts the growing needs of an aging population and the cost, quality and compassion challenges in American health care."

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Board of Trustees of such an extraordinary organization,” said Vaccaro.  “Healthcare delivery is changing.  There is an urgent need to find solutions that reduce costs and increase patient care efficiencies.  As the largest home health and community-based care provider in New Jersey, VNA Health Group has the expertise and an incredible opportunity to play a leading role in creating those solutions."

Mr. Vaccaro is currently President and CEO of Manasquan Savings Bank.  He has a long-standing career in banking, serving as former CEO of Monmouth Community Bank which he helped form in 1998 and later as CEO and Chairman of  Central Jersey Bancorp, a $600 million Bank Holding Company where he was instrumental in its 2010 merger with Kearny Financial Corp.  In 2011, Vaccaro was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Springpoint Senior Living, Inc.  Vaccaro is a graduate of Ursinus College and an advanced certificate program from Harvard Graduate School of Business.  He serves on numerous local boards including Monmouth University, Barnabas Health, Monmouth Medical Center, NJ Repertory Theater, Preventions First Leadership Cabinet and Interfaith Neighbors Advisory Board.  Vaccaro is a life-long resident of Monmouth County, New Jersey, and currently resides in West Allenhurst with his wife JoAnn.  They have three grown children.

About VNA Health Group

VNA Health Group is the largest visiting nurse association in New Jersey and provides home care in NJ, hospice care in NJ and community-based care to 120,000 people each year. In 2011, VNA Health Group received more than $13 million in contributed revenue to support the continuation of home and community-based programs for the under and uninsured in need.  The VNA Health Group family provides services in 15 counties throughout New Jersey, representing 78% of the state’s population.  Members include Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, RWJ Johnson Visiting NursesCape VNA and VNA of Englewood.


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