VNA of Philadelphia Finds Immediate ROI after Selecting Excel Health to Fuel Growth Strategy


JULY 17, 2019


ATLANTA, GA – The Visiting Nurse Association of Philadelphia, a premier home health, palliative, and hospice provider for 132 years, announced the selection of Excel Health as its provider for post-acute outcomes data and performance analytics.

“We were able to put Excel Health’s solution to use immediately after signing.  The data is so easy to use and digest; we influenced a major referral source by presenting information unavailable in our previous data platform,” said Joshua Sullivan, CFO of VNA Greater Philadelphia.  “We achieved a return on our investment within the first week of using Excel Health.”

Built on the healthcare industry’s most current and complete dataset, Excel Health empowers post-acute organizations to engage in value-based conversations with new and existing referral sources.  Equipped with quantitative and objective insights, business development representatives can profitably grow their business while maximizing the return on sales and marketing investment.

Excel Health’s solutions power some of the industry’s most innovative, high-performing home health agencies, hospices, and skilled nursing facilities. If you would like to learn more about growing your business with the Excel Health, now known as Trella Health, platform, please contact us at or visit


About VNA of Philadelphia

VNA Philadelphia was founded in 1886, by Helen Carnan Jenks, as the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia (VNS).  She learned about England’s district nurses service from a friend and wondered if such a service could be started in Philadelphia.  That same year, VNA Philadelphia enlisted the assistance of physicians who gave the fledgling organization needed credibility within the medical community.  By the end of the first year, the VNS served over 300 patients.

The visiting nurses brought quality health care; provided maternity care, hygienic instruction, and preventative education.  In the decades to follow, the VNS grew to be a critically important component of health care in Philadelphia.  Epidemics of influenza, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis and America’s entry into World War I sorely taxed the city’s health care system.  In each instance, the VNS worked to meet Philadelphia’s health care needs by providing prevention, treatment, and education.

Today, operating as VNA Philadelphia, the organization serves a wide range of patients in both the city and neighboring suburbs, by providing comprehensive home health, palliative, and hospice care.


About Trella Health (Formerly Excel Health)

Trella Health provides post-acute business development leaders with the most complete picture of care activity in their service areas so they can explore new opportunities for growth. As one of only a few companies in the country deemed an Innovator under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Virtual Research Data Center Program, Trella has access to 100% of Medicare Part A and Part B claims data. Trella analyzes 1.2 billion claims annually and presents relevant insights to nearly 10,000 users so they can build higher-performing care networks, serve more patients, and reduce the cost of care.

Ashton Harrison

With a diverse background of sales and healthcare marketing, Ashton manages Trella’s events, press releases, and media and association relations. After graduating from Florida State University with a major in communications, she began her career at Greenway Health, a EHR company, where she found her passion for the healthcare industry. At Trella Health, she’s able to do all the things she loves about marketing — engaging at events, interactions with partners, and creating marketing pieces that share insight on Trella’s journey.