Atlantic Health System announced recently that Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, a division of Atlantic Health, will merge to create a new home health and hospice organization.
“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,” Brian Gragnolati, CEO and president, Atlantic Health System, said. “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.”
Atlantic Visiting Nurse will support patients by combining home care and hospice resources, offering patients and their families access to AHS’s seven medical centers and physicians as well as VNASH’s caregivers. It will also care for patients recovering from surgery and illness, those with chronic conditions, families preparing for end of life care and individuals who need help to live independently.
“The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills has always placed the care of our patients at the center of everything we do,” Daniel Powell, CEO and president, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, said. “In Atlantic Health System, we have found a like-minded partner who shares our commitment to personalized, high-quality care.”
The nonprofit will also integrate a variety of philanthropic efforts, including the continuation of VNASH’s biannual Rummage Sale in support of home health initiatives.
The merger is expected to be completed later in 2019, pending state approval.