The MetroHealth System Becomes Majority Holder of VNA of Ohio
The MetroHealth System and Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA of Ohio), a member of the Holmdel, New Jersey-based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group), announced an expansion to its formal partnership as of January 1, 2022.
MetroHealth, a public hospital system located in Cleveland, has a long history of serving the community’s most vulnerable patients – a commitment shared by VNA of Ohio. MetroHealth will take on a majority governance role in the VNA of Ohio and its home health and hospice with a goal of expanding its existing services for those in need. With the new joint venture in place, both organizations will be able to leverage services to provide better access to home health services for patients through innovative models of care and shared programming around quality improvement.
"This partnership allows us to grow our innovative Hospital in the Home program and make it accessible to the entire region," said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE. “The VNA and MetroHealth share a history and commitment to serving our community, and this partnership will ensure and enhance that commitment.”
VNA of Ohio, a nonprofit organization, is one of Ohio’s largest home health, hospice, and mental healthcare service providers throughout 11 counties in northeastern Ohio. The organization has been providing critical health care to the greater community for 120 years.
"We feel strongly that in order for our home health and hospice operations to succeed, we need to grow and partner with organizations that share our values,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of VNA Health Group. “We continue to find ways to enhance our services to those in need and are excited to work with such an incredible organization with a strong, long-standing reputation."
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.