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Omaha and Blair, Neb., [July 31, 2017] – Together with similar missions and commitment to providing high-quality patient care to the communities they serve, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will join Memorial Community Hospital & Health System's (MCH&HS) operations to provide home health and hospice care.
MCH&HS recently selected VNA, a not-for-profit mission-based organization headquartered in Omaha with services throughout the metropolitan area. VNA has a long-standing history of high-quality home health and hospice care and other services, including VNA Companion Care, home health technology and infusion pharmacy. VNA will expand its services to Washington and Burt Counties through this partnership with MCH&HS.
All MCH&HS home health employees were given the opportunity to transition to VNA. Of those employees, eight have elected employment with VNA. Current patients of MCH&HS Home Health are being contacted directly and notified of the change to ensure a seamless transition. Both organizations have completed a service agreement and services provided by MCH&HS Home Health and Hospice is transitioning to VNA on August 9.
MCH&HS, located in Blair, Neb., has been caring for residents of Washington and Burt Counties of Nebraska for more than 60 years. MCH&HS has been searching for a home health and hospice care partner that is a natural fit for patients, staff, and the community. "Healthcare in our country is changing," said Tim Plante, MCH&HS President and CEO. "Our partnership with VNA will ensure home health and hospice is available to our community for years to come." Plante indicates trends in the healthcare industry include the formation of strategic partnerships with organizations that specialize in certain areas. VNA, according to Plante, is this type of organization.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with MCH&HS," said VNA President and CEO Jamie Summerfelt. "We look forward to working together to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the community."
About Memorial Community Hospital & Health System
Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, located at 810 North 22 Street, has been serving the residents of Burt and Washington Counties for more than 50 years. The hospital, and its network of outreach clinics, continues to heal, nurture and promote health by proactively identifying and meeting the needs of these communities.
About Visiting Nurse Association
For more than a century, VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) has led the way in the delivery of in-home and community health care services. Today, VNA is a team of more than 400 expert health professionals and caregivers dedicated to providing the highest quality in-home care to the residents of Omaha and Council Bluffs—regardless of their ability to pay—along with a wide range of services for and in the community. Backed by a tradition of nursing, VNA offers a complete line of home care services, including Companion Care, Skilled Home Care, IV Therapy, Home Health Technology, and Hospice and Palliative Care. To learn more about VNA's unique commitment to quality in-home care and the services we provide, please visit www.thevnacares.org or call 402-342-5566.