Staff Report

VNA Health is pleased to announce an overall 4-Star rating for quality of patient care and satisfaction by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Achieving a 4-Star rating ranks VNA Health as above average in comparison to home health agencies nationwide, according to 

“We continue to provide a high standard of excellence and care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are proud to have that quality of care reflected in our Home Health Compare ratings,” said VNA Health President and CEO Lynda Tanner, RN, MSN. 

“It is the dedication to exemplary work that has helped us get to where we are today,” said Dusty Keegan, DPT, VNA Health’s director of quality and education. “We continue to strive for the best quality of care available to our patients, and that really begins with our commitment to living well.” 

“Our team of clinicians are what make it possible for us to have achieved this rating,” shares Mary Beth Gomez, RN, director of home health. “I am grateful for this team, their attentiveness to their patients and care for living well are what make us VNA Health.” 

Home Health Compare is a resource available to patients that help them find quality of care suitable to their needs and close to home. Agencies are approved by Medicare and meet certain federal health and safety requirements. Patients can determine which home health agency to select based on the following information: how well home health agencies care for their patients, how often best practices are implemented when caring for patients, and what other patients have to say about their own experiences. 

Founded in 1908, VNA Health, formerly Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, is California’s third oldest VNA and continues to be Santa Barbara County’s leading provider of comprehensive in-home healthcare, helping patients and their families live well at home, wherever they reside and call home. For more information about VNA Health go to or call 805.965.5555.