Atlantic Health System Introduces Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Atlantic Health System Introduces Atlantic Visiting Nurse

Relaunched homecare and hospice agency combines Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice 

November 5, 2019, Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNASH) and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health System, will join to create a new home health and hospice organization, Atlantic Visiting Nurse. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will support patients throughout the entire care continuum as they move from one setting to the next, delivering the highest quality services and the personalized care they require, when and where it’s most convenient for them.

Atlantic Visiting Nurse combines the home care and hospice resources of two award-winning organizations, offering patients and their families access to Atlantic Health System’s network of seven medical centers and world-class physicians as well as VNASH’s extraordinary caregivers, a team consistently recognized as one of the United States’ top-performing home health agencies. Atlantic Visiting Nurse will care for patients recovering from surgery and illness, those managing chronic conditions, families preparing for end of life care, and individuals who need help to live independently.  In addition, as a non-profit, Atlantic Visiting Nurse will benefit from a wealth of integrated philanthropic efforts, including the continuation of VNASH’s successful, biannual Rummage Sale, in support of home health initiatives.

“Welcoming the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills into the Atlantic Health System family expands our ability to fulfill our promise to provide patients with the right care, at the right cost, in the right setting,” said Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. “VNASH’s longstanding commitment to quality, patient satisfaction and community support make them a natural fit for our team and the best choice for our patients.”

“The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills has always placed the care of our patients at the center of everything we do,” said Daniel Powell, President and CEO, the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills. “In Atlantic Health System, we have found a like-minded partner who shares our commitment to personalized, high-quality care.”

Home health services are a crucial part of care delivery in New Jersey. More than 400,000 patients annually benefit from the care provided by thousands of professionals, during millions of visits, according to the most recent data from the New Jersey Hospital Association. In total, home health agencies across New Jersey contribute more than half a billion dollars annually to state and local economies.

The transaction is expected to be completed later in 2019, pending approval from state regulators.

 

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional patient outcomes and experiences. Home to seven award-winning hospitals including Morristown Medical Center, the number one hospital in NJ according to U.S. News & World Report, Castle Connelly and Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals, the system has been ranked first in New Jersey in consumer preference by Monigle and first among health systems in New Jersey as a “best workplace” by both Modern Healthcare and Fortune Magazine.

Many of the system’s programs have received national accolades and designations, including Morristown Medical Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program ranked among the top 30 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report; Morristown Medical Center’s Orthopedics program ranked among the top 35 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and Atlantic Health System’s Cancer Care program, New Jersey’s first and only National Cancer Institute National Community Oncology Research Program. Additionally, Atlantic Health System Neuroscience at Overlook Medical Center, working with Atlantic Mobile Health, was the first in the nation to deploy and use portable Telestroke technology in ambulances for routine pre-hospital assessment of stroke patients.

Powered by a passionate workforce of 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million people. The system provides care for the full continuum of health needs across a wide array of settings, including Atlantic Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty practices in New Jersey with more than 1,000 physicians and providers, 12 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice and Atlantic Anywhere’s Virtual Visits. Facilitating connections between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

About VNA of Somerset Hills

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and its subsidiaries provide individuals and families with comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective home and community healthcare services, regardless of ability to pay, using partnerships where appropriate.  The VNA is a charitable, tax-exempt home health agency and hospice certified by Medicare, accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. The VNA has been awarded 4.5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid and is recognized as a HomeCare Elite® Top 500 Agency.  For more information about the Visiting Nurse Association visit visitingnurse.org.

View the AHS and VNA joint press release

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