Visiting Nurses Association

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, Ohio – Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA of Ohio), a member of the Holmdel-New Jersey based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group), announced their intent to acquire Ideal Home Health Care (Ideal), based in Westlake, Ohio.

VNA of Ohio, a nonprofit organization, is one of Ohio’s largest home health, hospice, and mental healthcare service providers throughout 17 counties in northern and central Ohio. The organization has been providing critical health care to the greater community for 117 years.

VNA of Ohio is thrilled to enhance its current home health operations footprint through the Ideal acquisition while continuing to strengthen its existing services for those in need.

Ideal has been led by Lisa Zidek since 2014 when she oversaw just under 20 employees and a 114 patient census. Under her leadership, the organization has grown to over 130 employees and a nearly 800 home healthcare patient census. Zidek will oversee the newly combined organizations, serving as President of VNA of Ohio with a focus on growth, employee engagement and health system partner development.

“We feel strongly that in order for our home health and hospice operations to succeed, we need to grow,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of VNA Health Group. “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”.

Zidek echoed Landers’ remarks stating, “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.”

In July, 2017, VNA Health Group acquired Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNAO), the first cross-state acquisition for VNA Health Group. VNA Health Group is New Jersey’s largest nonprofit VNA and top non-profit VNA in the United States.

The acquisition will finalize in late-summer in which Ideal Home Health Care, including its employees and patients, will be integrated into VNA of Ohio. During the transition, great efforts will be made by both Ideal and VNA of Ohio to ensure minimal disruption to patient care.

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