Business Briefs: Corridor, VNAA Pen Partnership

Corridor and VNAA Announce Partnership 

The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), a nonprofit association for home health and hospice providers, and The Corridor Group Holdings LLC have partnered to bring more thought leadership to key industry issues, according to a recent press release.

The partnership will include Corridor becoming a participant in various conferences, councils and meetings hosted by VNAA. Sue Payne, vice president of clinical services and innovation for Corridor, will continue her role as a board member of VNAA and a member of the Governance Committee.

Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group Acquired by TNAA

Health care staffing agency Travel Nurse Across America (TNAA) has acquired one of its competitors, Trinity Healthcare Staffing Group, according to a press release.

The acquisition will help TNAA supply travel nurses on more assignments and increase the number of quality nurses in its client facilities.

“It’s our mission to raise the bar on how the entire travel nursing industry services both nurses and client facilities,” TNAA CEO Gene Scott said in the press release. “The cultures of both companies align so well with each other, it’s clear that our combined efforts will deliver this increased value. We are excited to see what’s in store for our future as we join forces and become a stronger company.”

Always Best Care Opens New Location, Expands Services

Provider of in-home care services Always Best Care has opened its third franchise in DuPage County, Illinois. The franchise will serve patients in Bloomingdale, Lombard, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Downer’s Grove, Oak Brook and Darien, Illinois, HomeCare Magazine reported.

Always Best Care franchise owners in West Los Angeles, California, are also expanding its service area, according to a press release from the company.

Always Best Care of West Los Angeles currently serves Torrance, Palos Verdes, Lomita, Harbor City, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and San Pedro, California. The franchise will be adding Brentwood, Santa Monica and surrounding communities to its service area.

Beekeeper Purchases BrightStar Care Location

Dan Price, founder of a nonprofit beekeeping organization and Virginia resident, has purchased a BrightStar Care home care franchise in Loudoun County, Virginia.

“BrightStar’s the only home care company in the country that for four consecutive years has been awarded the ‘Enterprise Champion of Quality’ from the Joint Commission—the leading hospital accreditation organization in the United States,” Price said in an article on The Loudoun Tribune. “That honor was important in my decision to buy the local BrightStar branches.”

Optima Health Partners with Virginia for Long-Term Care

Optima Health will now be Virginia’s first provider for the state’s Medicaid-managed long-term services and support program, Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus, a recent press release said.

The contract with the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services says the program will begin on August 1 for the Hampton Roads region of the state, and will expand to other regions throughout the rest of 2017.

“Optima Health has served Medicaid recipients in Virginia for over 20 years, and we are looking forward to extending our patient-centered, quality-driven model of care to help improve the health and lives of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens through Optima Health Community Care,” Michael Dudley, president and CEO of Optima Health said. “This initiative couldn’t be more clearly aligned with our mission to improve health every day.”

BAYADA and AlayaCare Partner Up to Empower Caregivers

In-home care provider BAYADA Home Health Care and home health care technology company AlayaCare have teamed up for a pilot program to provide BAYADA clinicians and field employees with AlayaCare’s mobile technology, according to a company press release.

“Providing home care has historically required a lot of administration,” Mark Baiada, founder and president of BAYADA, said in the press release. “AlayaCare’s software should increase efficiencies and provide managers and front line staff with timely, relevant and accurate information for our team to deliver the best care possible. By empowering our caregivers to use this technology in our clients’ homes, schools and the community, we’re enabling them to focus on what they love to do—providing meaningful, one-on-one care.”

Some goals of the pilot include: reducing administrative complexity and streamlining workflows; empowering BAYADA clinicians to capture clinical information and manage caseloads from the field; and engaging field employees to improve client outcomes.

Written by Alana Stramowski

Alana Stramowski