Halcyon Corporation to cease operations on Aug. 5, 2020
Most Halcyon staff will join Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

Arvada, Colo. – The Halcyon Corporation is choosing to discontinue operations on Aug. 5, 2020. Most Halcyon staff will join the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (VNA).

The expanded Colorado VNA will remain a mission-driven nonprofit, serving much of Colorado’s Front Range, from Douglas County to Larimer and Weld counties and including the Denver metro area.

Colorado VNA and Halcyon already share administrative office space in Arvada, Colo. and are affiliates of the not-for-profit Care Synergy network.

“This move will strengthen Colorado VNA, benefiting patients, employees and referring providers and facilities,” said Tim Bowen, president and CEO of the Care Synergy network. “The transition will be smooth while expanding the continuum of care offered and the service area.”

No layoffs are expected at Colorado VNA as a result. Nine Halcyon positions will be eliminated; impacted employees will be encouraged to apply for other appropriate openings within the Care Synergy network.

Colorado VNA President Christopher Lee will continue in this role for the larger organization. Halcyon Interim President Pat Mehnert will ensure a successful transition.

“Colorado VNA has a distinguished community legacy of more than 130 years and this will allow us to grow and prosper while expanding our clinical expertise and the breadth and depth of care offered to patients,” Lee said. “I am excited about the potential in enhancing Colorado VNA, one of the largest home health agencies in the state.”

“I’m confident this is the right move at this juncture,” Mehnert added. “Our patients will experience a smooth transition that expands their access to a broader range of care.”

This will have no direct impact on the three other Care Synergy hospice and palliative care Affiliates: Pathways, Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care and The Denver Hospice. They will remain independent nonprofit providers, reflecting their deep community roots, unique legacies and strong positions in their markets.

Opening an Exciting New Chapter for Colorado VNA

Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is beginning an exciting new phase of our 130-year history. 

Effective Nov. 1, 2019, Colorado VNA will affiliate with Care Synergy, a fellow Colorado nonprofit organization. 

This is an exciting development for Colorado VNA, one that benefits our employees and strengthens the foundation of our organization.  Affiliating with Care Synergy allows Colorado VNA to build on our 130-year legacy in Colorado, so that we can continue our caring mission for generations to come.

The Colorado VNA name and presence in the community will not change with the affiliation, nor will the compassionate and innovating spirit that has powered our organization since its founding. 

Colorado VNA will continue to provide the same compassionate, high-quality care that our patients and partners rely on. 

All clinical and field operations provided by Colorado VNA will continue without interruption. Colorado VNA’s patients and their families will not experience any changes in the care they receive. 

Our partners will also not experience any disruption in their business dealings with Colorado VNA. 

Care Synergy is a nonprofit network of community-based hospice and palliative care organizations serving Colorado’s Front Range. Adding Colorado VNA as an affiliate is an exciting evolution for Care Synergy, as well, enabling a fuller continuum of care. To reflect this, Care Synergy is updating its mission statement to include Colorado VNA’s scope of services of home health care and community-based wellness programs. 

We hope you will take a few moments to review this  frequently asked questions document, as well as this fact sheet about Care Synergy. If you have additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

Colorado VNA is committed to our mission to support the well-being, independence and dignity of our patients at home and in the community. Affiliating with Care Synergy strengthens our ability to fulfill this commitment for years to come. 

Better Together: Colorado VNA Merges with RVNA


Chris Lee (Colorado VNA CEO) and Lori Follett (Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer)

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