Methodist Selects VNA as Preferred Provider for Home Health and Hospice Services In Neb. and Iowa
OMAHA – Methodist Hospital, a long-time provider of home health and hospice care in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, will close its program in March and has named Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) as their preferred provider of home health care services in the region.
“The Home Health and Hospice program has been an integral part of Methodist Health System for many years,” said Steve Goeser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “We have provided a valuable service to patients and families, allowing us to extend the Meaning of Care beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics. We have appreciated a strong relationship with VNA since 2000 when they became our preferred provider for the Medicare patients we serve and we look forward to this continued collaboration.”
VNA, accredited by the Joint Commission, is a regional leader in the home health care services industry. Focused on delivering industry-leading outcomes and compassionate care to their clients, VNA serves more than 1,000 home health, infusion pharmacy and hospice clients across the community per day.
“VNA is proud of our long-standing relationship with Methodist,” said James Summerfelt, president and CEO of VNA. “With VNA, patients will continue to receive the same high-quality care to which they have become accustomed. We welcome Methodist staff as part of the VNA family and look forward to working alongside them.”
Current employees of the Methodist Home Health and Hospice program will be offered employment opportunities with VNA or Methodist if interested. Patient transition will occur over the coming weeks, with Methodist staff assisting in the care transition process.
“The care and well-being of our patients is vitally important to us as we make this transition,” Goeser said. “We will work collaboratively with VNA to shift patients as immediately as possible. As always, patients will continue to have a choice in their home care provider.”
The Methodist and VNA relationship will continue to thrive as two Methodist administrators remain on the VNA Board of Directors, leading their team of more than 400 healthcare professionals and caregivers.
Methodist’s relationship with Hospice House – The Josie Harper Residence will not be impacted by the transition. The Hospice House is a long-standing partnership between Methodist, VNA, Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health.
About Methodist Hospital
Founded in 1891 by members of the Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, is a not-for-profit, 423-bed acute care hospital serving the metropolitan-Omaha area. With more than 2,000 full-time employees and over 400 physicians on active staff, Methodist Hospital has a tradition of providing quality health care to the region in cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, cancer care, gastroenterology, orthopedics, and comprehensive diagnostic services.
About Visiting Nurse Association
After more than a century, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) continues to provide valued expertise, comforting perspective, innovative leadership and industry-leading solutions around the health issues of the day in the communities we serve. Our team of more than 400 compassionate healthcare professionals is dedicated to shaping tomorrow’s care, today, by providing the highest quality care to individuals at home and across the community – no matter their age, station in life or available resources. To learn more about VNA’s unique commitment to fostering a healthy, thriving community, and the services available to meet each client’s ever-changing needs, visit vnatoday.org or call 402-342-5566.
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