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The MetroHealth System Becomes Majority Holder of VNA of Ohio
The MetroHealth System and Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA of Ohio), a member of the Holmdel-New Jersey based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group), announced an expansion to their formal partnership as of January 1, 2022.
MetroHealth, a public hospital system located in Cleveland, has a long history of serving the community’s most vulnerable patients – a commitment shared by VNA of Ohio. MetroHealth will take on a majority governance role in the VNA of Ohio and its home health and hospice operations with a goal of expanding its existing services for those in need. With the new joint venture in place, both organizations will be able to leverage services to provide better access to home health services for patients through innovative models of care and shared programming around quality improvement.
VNA of Ohio, a nonprofit organization, is one of Ohio’s largest home health, hospice, and mental healthcare service providers throughout 11 counties in northeastern Ohio. The organization has been providing critical health care to the greater community for 120 years.
“We feel strongly that in order for our home health and hospice operations to succeed, we need to grow and partner with organizations that share our values,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of VNA Health Group. “We continue to find ways to enhance our services to those in need and are excited to work with such an incredible organization with a strong, long-standing reputation”.
“This partnership allows us to grow our innovative Hospital in the Home program and make them accessible to the entire region,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “The VNA and MetroHealth share a history and commitment to serving our community, and this partnership will ensure and enhance that commitment.”
About VNA Health Group
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is the largest independent, nonprofit provider of home-based health services in New Jersey and northeast Ohio. Founded over 107 years ago with a mission to care for the community, today VNA Health Group helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health and well-being by providing high quality, compassionate home health, hospice, palliative and community-based care and offers private-pay personal care services. A full range of primary care services are available through the VNACJ Community Health Centers. Currently, VNA Health Group employs nearly 2,500 people and cares for over 150,000 individuals and families annually with a special focus on vulnerable populations such as children, older adults and those with serious and disabling chronic illness. For more information about VNA Health Group and the VNAHG Foundation please call 800.862.3330, visit www.vnahg.org and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VNAHealthGroup or @VNAHealthGroup.
About The MetroHealth System
The MetroHealth System, founded in 1837, operates four hospitals, four emergency departments, more than 20 health centers and an additional 40 sites throughout northeast Ohio. The system serves more than 300,000 patients and employees more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and over 7,800 employees each day with a mission of service to their patients and the community. As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research, teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers.