Industry News • July 03, 2019
VNA of Ohio — a member of the Holmdel, N.J.-based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group) — is one of Ohio’s largest home health, hospice and mental health care providers, offering services throughout 17 counties in northern and central Ohio, according to a news release.
The acquisition of Ideal will enhance VNA of Ohio’s current home health operations footprint and strengthen its existing services, according to the release.
Lisa Zidek, who has led Ideal since 2014, will oversee the newly combined organizations as president of VNA of Ohio, focusing on growth, employee engagement and health system partner development. Under her leadership, Ideal grew from 20 employees and a 114-patient census to more than 130 employees and a nearly 800 home health care patient census, according to the release. The VNA’s average daily patient census is around 1,000 for its Medicare-certified home health service.
The acquisition is expected to be completed in late summer, at which point Ideal Home Health Care, including its employees and patients, will be integrated into VNA of Ohio. During the transition, both organizations will make great efforts to ensure minimal disruption to patient care, according to the release.
This article originally appeared in an article in Crain’s Cleveland Business.