VNA Receives National Quality Recognition
The VNA of Somerset Hills is honored to be selected as the June 2019 Agency of the Month by the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign. The VNA has been recognized because of our excellent quality of care outcomes.
The VNA of Somerset Hills will be prominently showcased throughout the Home Health Quality Improvement Campaign, a visible national effort to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and improve the management of oral medications in the home health population. During June, the VNA of Somerset Hills will be featured on the front page of the HHQI National Campaign website.
Home Health Quality Improvement is a professional organization dedicated to improving home health care, has long been an industry guide for best practices, patient education, and performance improvement resources. At the VNA, the HHQI resources help us develop processes that target specific areas for intervention, as well as manage our chronically ill patients while supporting patient independence in their recovery.
“Our success in reducing hospitalization rates and improving medication management can be attributed to the efforts of our outstanding clinical staff. They accurately assess each patient for risks and improvement potential and provide personalized interventions that help patients regain independence. This independence, whether alone or with the assistance of a caregiver, is key to reducing avoidable hospitalizations. A patient who can manage their own medications, identify symptoms and issues, and complete their activities of daily living safely and effectively is much less likely to be hospitalized,” said Rita Truex, Director of Quality Care Management at the VNA.
In addition to the outstanding work of our clinicians, VNA managers and leadership provide the support, education, and tools to ensure that our patients receive the high quality care they have come to expect from our agency.