Nanticoke and Peninsula Home Care form Sussex partnership

Peninsula Home Care and Nanticoke Health Services have launched the partnership Peninsula Home Care at Nanticoke in Seaford. The agreement provides Nanticoke Health Services with an ownership stake in Peninsula Home Cares 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.

Peninsula Home Care, which was founded in 1985 on Marylands 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 Cares 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 patients 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.

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, visit www.peninsulahomecare.com or call 866-548-9091.

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