Innovative Affiliation Expands Skilled Nursing Services for Southeast Florida Residents
Weston, FLORIDA (May 25, 2019) – The New Jersey-based nonprofit organization, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group and world renowned Cleveland Clinic Florida announced this week a new joint venture that provides expanded home health care services for residents in Broward County, Florida. The newly formed affiliation will be called Cleveland Clinic Florida Visiting Nurses.
The innovative program will provide skilled nursing services and home health assistance for residents requiring home care services in Florida’s second most populated county. In addition to skilled home health nursing services, rehabilitation therapy (physical, occupational, speech), certified home health aide care, social work services, joint replacement follow-up care, wound care, ostomy care and medication management services will also be provided.
“We are incredibly excited to announce this unique arrangement with Cleveland Clinic Florida, which will reach an even greater number of residents in need,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. “In the ever-changing landscape of home health care, the need for innovation and new ideas is clear and we are thrilled to embark on this mission with such an incredible partner and team.”
Wael Barsoum, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region added, “Through this relationship, we look forward to providing additional care and services to facilitate the healing process for our patients. Now more than ever, patients want to receive care in an outpatient setting or at home. We are now able to offer skilled nursing services in the environment that is best suited for patients’ physical, psychological and emotional well- being, with a high-quality, trusted partner like VNA group.”
Visiting Nurse Association Health Group headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey has been serving New Jersey residents since 1912. In 2017, the VNA Health made history by announcing the first-of-its-kind cross-state merger in 2017 between VNA Health Group and VNA of Ohio, headquartered in the Cleveland area.
The joint venture arrangement with Cleveland Clinic Florida is VNA’s first expansion into Southeast Florida. VNA Health Group is the second largest nonprofit VNA in the country and largest in the state of New Jersey. Cleveland Clinic Florida has been operating in Weston, Florida since 1987 and currently serves residents in 41 locations, including hospitals and outpatient centers across the state.
Currently, the joint venture will serve residents in Broward County, however, both entities are working on plans to expand into Miami Dade and Palm Beach counties in the coming weeks and months.
For more information on Cleveland Clinic Florida Visiting Nurses please call 1-800-799-4988.
About Cleveland Clinic Florida
Cleveland Clinic Florida is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Indian River, Martin and Port St. Lucie, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s physicians have expertise in 55 specialties. The Weston medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery and a 24-hour emergency department located in the state-of-the-art hospital. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked #1 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and fourth in Florida in US News & World Report’s 2018-2019 ranking of Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Cleveland Clinic Florida is an integral part of Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where providing outstanding patient care is based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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.
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