VNA Director Leaving Post

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Farmington Valley VNA director leaving post

By Andrea Boyle

After more than 25 years of service as Executive Director of the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association, Incy S. Muir has announced her retirement from the agency, effective July 10, 2015. She and her husband plan to relocate to the White Mountain region in Maine next summer. A life-long resident of Granby, Muir describes this transition as “bittersweet” since she will be leaving a community, friends and colleagues, and the VNA, which are all very special to her.

Muir has worked in nonprofit VNAs in Connecticut and Massachusetts since 1981, and has served as the VNA’s Executive Director since 1989. Throughout her extensive tenure as Executive Director, and together with the board of directors, staff and volunteers of the VNA, she has provided strong leadership and stable direction throughout the many challenges and changes in the health care environment. With her sound business management, fiscal oversight and quality focused clinical management, Muir has helped the Farmington Valley VNA remain an independent visiting nurses association that is not owned or operated by a hospital or other health care system. For the third consecutive year, the agency has been named a HomeCare Elite home health agency, ranking in the top twenty-fifth percentile in the United States based upon patient care outcomes, performance improvement, client experience and financial performance. Her implementation and oversight of a highly successful Capital Campaign in 2011 allowed the agency to purchase the building at 248 Salmon Brook Street in Granby that houses their Community Health Programs Department and Granby Food Bank Program. Her leadership outside of the agency has included serving on the board of directors of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare At Home, Community Avon, the Simsbury Public Safety Committee, and the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce, through which she was awarded the Business Leader of the Year distinction in 2008. Muir also currently serves on the Granby Commission on Aging.

Muir holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health care administration. She is also board-certified as a nurse executive, advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She currently resides in North Granby.

The VNA board of directors will begin recruitment for Ms. Muir’s replacement in the near future.