FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jenna Vaccaro, MPH
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Visiting Nurse Association Health Group
Holmdel, NEW JERSEY (June 18, 2019) – Great Place to Work Institute has honored Visiting Nurse Association Health Group with certification as a Great Place to Work. The certification process considered more than 1,000 employee surveys from across the organization, including its offices across New Jersey and Northeast Ohio. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.
“People are one of three pillars in our agency-wide three-year strategic plan,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President & CEO of VNA Health Group. “We are now in year two of the plan and we have worked hard to address the needs and concerns of our most important asset within the organization, people. This external recognition confirms what we’ve always known: VNA Health Group is a Great Place to Work.”
“Our focus on People in our strategic plan is more than words on paper, it is brought alive every day by our mission driven and passionate employees caring for people in their time of need,” said Bettyanne "Bet" Rosa, MS, SPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer for VNA Health Group. “We work tirelessly to create a culture of engagement where people can feel part of something special and be recognized and rewarded for making a difference. VNA Health Group has a dedicated Chief of Employee Engagement, Lisa Zwerdling, MSN, RN-BC, who along with Employee Engagement Champions keep engagement alive every day. Lisa was a field nurse for almost 20 years, so she is well aware of the unique challenges and opportunities of working in home health care. As a team, we’ve come up with some creative ways to help keep people engaged.”
“With special programs like our annual employee recognition event, quarterly lunch with the CEOs, manager training on engagement and other activities to recognize and honor hard work, we have been able to boost our satisfaction metrics and retain mission-driven employees,” said Zwerdling.
As a Great Places to Work® Certified company, VNA Health Group is also eligible for inclusion into Fortune Magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2020 under the category of organizations that care for the aging population. The Top 100 list will be announced in August, 2019.
“We applaud Visiting Nurse Association Health Group for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Dr. Jacquelyn Kung, of Great Place to Work’s senior care affiliate Activated Insights. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace for high performance.”
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 Mid-Central Ohio. Founded over 105 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. Our unique partnership model with health systems leverages our clinical and technical resources to operate VNA of Central Jersey Home Care and Hospice, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, VNA of Englewood, Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice, Visiting Physician Services, and Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio. 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 Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio
With close to 400 healthcare and administrative professionals, VNA of Ohio serves thousands of individuals throughout Northeast, Northwest, Central, and Mid-Ohio. Since 1902, VNA of Ohio has offered the largest scope of home-based health services in the state, focusing on home healthcare and personal care private-duty services. Home healthcare services extend to include medical/surgical nursing care, behavioral health services, TeleHealth chronic disease management, and rehabilitation therapy services. More information at www.vnaohio.org.
VNA of Ohio joined New Jersey-based VNA Health Group in 2017 to advance high quality and innovative home-based care services. To obtain more information about VNA Health Group or to find a local service, please visit www.vnahg.org.