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UPMC Visiting Nurses Association is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, UPMC Visiting Nurses Association does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC Visiting Nurses Association will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC Visiting Nurses Association programs and activities.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued pursuant to these statues at Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 80, 84 and 91.

UPMC Visiting Nurses Association facilitates communication when barriers exist by providing free aides and services for people with communication disabilities and those whose primary language is not English utilizing qualified language and sign interpreters, written information in other formats; i.e.) large print, audio, electronic, other languages and telephonic interpreters in over 200 languages.

In case of questions, please contact:
Provider Name: UPMC Visiting Nurses Association
Contact Person/Section 504 Coordinator: Carol Gabig-Papst
Telephone number: 724-778-4610
PA Relay Services: Traditional Relay, Video Replay and Internet Relay -7-1-1 (or 1-800- 654-5988) or 1-800-682-8706 to connect to a trained Communication Assistant. Internet site is www.PArelay.net.
Ohio Relay Service: 1-800-750-0750

Civil Rights Contact Information is as follows:
I. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (for employment complaints only)
Pittsburgh Regional Office
Location: William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1112
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: For general inquiries or to begin the process of filing a complaint of discrimination, please call 1-800-669-4000.
If you have existing business with the Pittsburgh Area Office or know the name of the person you are trying to reach, please call 412-395-5902.
Fax: 412-395-5749
TTY: 412-395-5904

Office Hours:
The Pittsburgh Area Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Walk-ins are taken 9:00 to 3:30 each day.
II. PA Human Relation Commission
Pittsburgh Regional Office
301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 390, Piatt Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 565-5395
(412) 565-5711 TTY users only
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F

III. PA Department of Health
132 Kline Plaza
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone: (717) 783-1379
Fax: (717) 772-0232
Complaint Hotline: 1-800-254-5164
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/complaint/form/20164

Origin: Nov. 2010
Revised: Apr, 2011, April 2013, Aug 2013, Sep 2013, April 2015, June 2016, Sept 2016
Reviewed: Apr 2012, Apr 2014

     CORE VALUES

Respect
We acknowledge the unique strengths and needs of each individual.


Integrity
We pursue the highest standards of honest and ethical behavior.


Involvement
We are open to and invite diverse perspectives and participation.


Responsiveness
We strive to address the issues in an appropriate, effective and timely manner.


Innovation
We support on-going learning and development of new ideas and creative solutions.