VNA Health Group launches health care-focused podcast

The “Moving Healthcare Forward Podcast” debuted recently on iTunes and Spotify, as part of a massive strategic initiative and four-year plan to move health care forward by making care more equitable, creating a better workforce, impacting behavioral health and bringing dignity to aging, according to an announcement from Red Bank-based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group.

VNAHG CEO and President Dr. Steven Landers hosts the podcast, where he has conversations with leaders in the health care space. Together, Landers and his guests will discuss how to address the massive challenges facing the health care industry, including how to provide the best care for everyday people, especially the most vulnerable.

“I’m thrilled to launch this podcast,” Landers said, “because I know that it will help VNAHG push forward the bold opportunities we have to do good in health care, particularly home health care. It’s also a project close to my heart: As a certified family doctor and geriatrician, the ‘Moving Healthcare Forward Podcast’ allows me to fuse together my experience in geriatric medicine, home health and palliative care with what I see as my purpose, bridging the gaps in health care inequity.”

The first episode features an interview with Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and is available on iTunes and Spotify. Dombi and Landers discuss the importance of at-home and hospice care and the reimbursement cuts they are facing, Medicare Advantage’s lasting impact and incredible recent advancements in care.

VNAHG is the nation’s second-largest not-for-profit home health care organization servicing New Jersey and Ohio.

“(Some of our advances) may seem like they’re incremental,” Dombi said on the podcast, “but the way my measuring stick goes, for every time you get kicked back a step, health care at home has taken us two steps forward. We’re making that progress. When we talk to health care providers who work in-home, they basically say the same thing, ‘I would not want to work anywhere else.'”