Peninsula Home Care and Nanticoke Health Services today announced it has launched the partnership “Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke” in Seaford, Delaware. The agreement provides Nanticoke Health Services with an ownership stake in Peninsula Home Care’s Sussex County branch office.
“Our goal is to more closely align the discharge of our patients from the hospital setting to home care and in doing so speed patient recovery rates,” said Steven Rose, RN, MSN, CEO and President of Nanticoke Health Services. “This is an exciting opportunity for us. This partnership will allow Nanticoke to provide a continuum of care giving our patients access to additional health care resources. ”
Peninsula Home Care, which was founded in 1985 on the Maryland Eastern Shore, has been providing home health care to patients throughout Sussex County since 2004. Services include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and access to medical social workers and home health aides.
Peninsula Regional Health System (PRHS) Health Venture Partners, which has a separate joint venture agreement with Peninsula Home Care’s management company, CHMG Solutions, will continue its partnership as well. The three entities – CHMG, PRHS Health Venture Partners and Nanticoke Health Services – will share equal ownership in the Sussex County branch office.
“Much of a patient’s recovery depends on his or her comfort and ability to focus,” said Carol West, vice president of CHMG. “Home health care allows the patient to recover in the place he or she feels the most comfortable – at home. Partnerships such as this one with Nanticoke Health Services increase the viability of recovery by creating an unbroken chain of care between the patient, doctor, hospital and home care staff.”
Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, PhD, FACHE, President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center, noted, “We are excited about this opportunity to collaborate with our friends at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to secure high quality home care services for their patients.”
In addition to serving Sussex County, Peninsula Home Care has offices that serve Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties in Maryland. The agency has recently surpassed serving 30,000 patients and has been named to the “Home Health Care Elite” for the second consecutive year. The Home Health Care Elite, awarded by OCS Home Care, recognizes the top 25-percent of home health agencies based on performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance. For more information about the agency’s services visit www.peninsulahomecare.com or call 866/548-9091.