A Full Range of Home Care Services
Hospice | Palliative Care | Home Health | Private Duty
VNA SoCal CARES
Compassion | Accountability | Responsiveness | Excellence | Service

About VNA SoCal: Bringing Care Home

“The end-of-life deserves as much beauty, care, and respect as the beginning.” 

This quote above is a good example of the philosophy behind VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California. Our clients, who face the end of life, deserve the opportunity to live as fully as possible on their own terms. Patients in need of palliative, home health, or private duty care are also part of our commitment to care. Dealing with short-term or chronic illnesses is a challenge for both the patient and the family. We understand the need to reduce pain and provide the emotional and physical support that is vital our clients and their loved ones. This is what VNA SoCal is all about as we look specifically to the patient’s need to create a care plan that’s right for them.

More About VNA SoCal

Founded in 1952, VNA SoCal has always looked for ways to offer more than the expected standard of care. First, we look for solutions to help the patient avoid hospitalizations and feel they are in control of their own care rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach

Our staff is experienced in the unique challenges of hospice care and supporting a patient at home. Additionally, we also have an extended group of volunteers that help their community embrace and support a patient and their families.

As passionate advocates of hospice care and issues surrounding medical decision-making and advanced care planning, we also frequently connect our experts to the community to answer questions and increase awareness of issues that we all need to consider.

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Our Mission

We are a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality home health, palliative care, hospice and private duty services to patients and their caregivers since 1952.

About Us

VNA has been serving the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties for over 65 years. We provide expert, experienced hospice health care as well as offering private duty, in-home services. Our agency also provides 24-hour nursing coverage to support patients and families. We are proud to offer the full continuum of healthcare in the community.

Our Vision

About VNA SoCAL’s Vision

We strive to be the recognized leader in community-based home care services. Becoming an integral partner within the healthcare continuum.

VNA SoCal CARES

Compassion | Accountability | Responsiveness | Excellence | Service

VNA Leadership

Learn more about VNA leadership team. Our experienced staff is led by a group of caring professionals with exceptional experience in hospice and home health services. Contact VNA SoCal any time by calling (800) 969-4862 or visiting our Contact page.

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MARSHA FOX

President | CEO

Marsha Fox has been with the VNA of Southern California for 40 years. Since starting off as a nurse visiting patients in their homes, Marsha soon worked her way up to management positions. Marsha’s extensive knowledge about VNA is a result of her having held almost every job a nurse can hold at the agency – which gives her a unique leadership perspective. In 1998, Marsha was selected by the Board of Directors to be the President/CEO.

Cindy Cameron

CINDY CAMERON

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Cameron has over 36 years of executive financial management for national healthcare corporations. As a result of her comprehensive background, she brings to VNA extensive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, statistical reporting, debt restructure and corporate compliance. She also serves as a tactical member of the National Government Services (NGS) Advisory Committee representing the hospice industry.

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VALERIE HOGMAN

Director of Human Resources

Valerie Hogman has spent her entire career in Human Resources. After eight years in the banking industry, Valerie focused on healthcare at hospitals and home care agencies. Ensuring healthcare agencies are fully staffed by qualified, experienced healthcare professionals. Since 2014, she joined the administrative team of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California.

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PATTY MEINHARDT

Director of Healthcare Partnerships

Patty Meinhardt has been part of the Administrative Team at VNA since 2006. In addition to working with the business development team, she focuses on building partnerships with our local health systems, medical groups, and health plans. Ensuring quality care is provided for the patients we serve throughout the VNA continuum of care. Additionally, Patty also provides extensive community education throughout the region.

Dr. Timothy Dauwalder VNA Medical Director

DR. TIMOTHY DAUWALDER

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Timothy Dauwalder, DO has dedicated his post-graduate training, private practice, and extensive community involvement to the field of Palliative Medicine. Now, board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine, Dr. Dauwalder currently serves as Medical Director of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California, Medical Director of Inland Christian Home, Alternative Medical Director of Mt. San Antonio Gardens, Alternative Medical Director of Pilgrim Place, faculty member at local medical schools, and palliative consultant at local hospitals and clinics.

Dr. Greg Dahlquist VNA Medical Director

DR. GREG DAHLQUIST

VNA MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Greg Dahlquist, MD, is a Board-certified Family Physician and Geriatrician. Dr. Dahlquist now works as a Board-certified Hospice and Palliative Medicine specialist exclusively for the VNA Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern California.  He also has extensive experience in medical education, having trained hundreds of family physicians.  Finally, he is also a recent President of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

VNASoCal Chairman of the Board

JANET RYERSON

VNA CHAIRWOMAN

Janet L. Ryerson retired from her independent consulting career in 2000. She assisted US and Canadian organizations in the design and development of custom business applications and accounting software. She currently serves as the CFO for a consulting firm specializing in industrial and commercial development in the City of Los Angeles. Janet is also treasurer for a local nonprofit organization. She served on the City of Rancho Cucamonga Senior Advisory Committee prior to her appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission in January of 2000. Janet has affiliated with the VNA since 2010 when she became involved with Private Duty Care and then joined the VNA Board of Directors.

Contact Us

Thank you for contacting VNA & Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California. We will get back to you soon as possible. Contact our 24-hour day call center at 1-800-969-4862 and a representative will be able to assist you immediately.