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.
SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER JOINT SURGERY INSTITUTE
In August 2010, the VNA of Somerset Hills entered into a milestone post-joint surgery partnership with the Somerset Medical Center Joint Surgery Institute.The objective of this program is to enable patients to return home directly following total knee and hip replacement surgery, rather than first being discharged to a rehabilitation facility. Skilled nursing and physical therapy begins within 24 hours of discharge.
SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP
Summit Medical Group has partnered with us to study the impact of telehealth monitoring on patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as congestive heart failure and COPD. The study will evaluate if telehealth programs that include highly customized care plans and patient education will improve the patient’s ability to self-manage their chronic illness and enjoy a better quality of life.
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