Partnerships & Collaborations

At the VNA of Somerset Hills, we value and foster collaboration with community-based groups, local boards of health, county agencies and other healthcare organizations. These partnerships help ensure that our patients receive the highest quality, most comprehensive and cost-effective care.

HUNTERDON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
In December 2016, the VNA of Somerset Hills entered into a Preferred Provider Agreement with Hunterdon Healthcare System to promote cross referral of home health services.

PET PEACE OF MIND
We have partnered with Pet Peace of Mind, a national nonprofit program addressing the current or future needs of pets of patients completing their end of life journey. VNA of Somerset Hills is the only hospice in North/Central NJ offering this service, which includes partnership with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center for volunteer training, foster care, and pet adoption services.

LOCAL BOARDS OF HEALTH
We have contracts with Bedminster, Bernard’s Township, Bernardsville, Chester Borough, Far Hills, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township and Peapack-Gladstone to provide the following health services: child health clinics; school audits; staff Department of Health clinics; hypertension screenings; and visit the frail elderly.

SOMERSET COUNTY CAREGIVER COALITION
We are pleased to be a founding partner organization for the United Way of Northern New Jersey Somerset County Caregiver Coalition. The mission of this group is to explore ways to improve caregiver access to information, education, services and resources.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
Through our partnership with the Rutgers University School of Nursing, we offer BSN students the opportunity to complete their community nursing practicum to learn about community partnerships, health promotion, home health and hospice and intra/inter agency resources. VNA nurses provide hands on clinical experience and mentoring. Students learn critical thinking skills, apply nursing theory to practice and apply evidence based practice principles to patient care scenarios.

RIDGE OAK SENIOR HOUSING
Through a partnership with Ridge Oak Senior Housing, the VNA of Somerset Hills provides Wellness Nurse Services, including weekly home visits to residents requiring services such as guidance on medication management and vital sign monitoring.

BEDMINSTER VAN ASSESSMENT
The VNA provides safety assessment for Bedminster residents wishing to ride the van.

ST. LUKE’S SENIOR HOUSING RESIDENT ASSESSMENT