VNA of Ohio announces intent to buy Ideal Home Health Care

Industry News   •   July 03, 2019

Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA of Ohio), a nonprofit offering home-based health services, has announced its intent to acquire Westlake company, Ideal Home Health Care.

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.

“We feel strongly that in order for our home health and hospice operations to succeed, we need to grow,” said Dr. Steven Landers, president and CEO of VNA Health Group, in a prepared statement. “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.”

“Ideal has been an organization our community has depended on for years. We couldn’t be more excited to join VNAO’s long history of caring for the community since 1902 and to join forces with such an incredible leadership team and employee base,” Zidek said in a prepared statement.

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.