VNAA Releases Case Study Compendium: Innovative Models for the Evolving Home Health and Hospice Industry
As VNAA's Director of Education, I have the pleasure of working and collaborating with truly remarkable and innovative members on a daily basis through interest group calls, education programs and the Annual Meeting. One characteristic of the VNAA membership that constantly amazes me is the culture of openness and sharing among the member community. Whether it is on an all member interest group call, an in-person meeting or just via phone or email, our members share successes, failures, thoughts and concerns to help others learn and engage in new and creative actions.
With that in mind, this summer I began work on the VNAA Case Study Compendium. Collecting these case studies provided me with another opportunity to learn more about innovation programs created by members. The compendium, designed to highlight the successes of member agencies engaged in a variety of partnerships and collaborations, will be the beginning of many case studies from member agencies to help others on their quest towards innovation.
We created these case studies based on an online submission and subsequent telephone calls and email collaborations to create a narrative of programs implemented with outcomes results as available. Please take a moment to review these case studies and consider implementing your own innovation program.
I would like to personally send a thank you to the following member agencies who participated in this Compendium:
- Concord Regional VNA, Concord, New Hampshire
- Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York, New York
- WellSpan VNA, York, Pennsylvania
- VNA of Somerset Hill, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
- Christiana Care VNA, New Castle, Delaware
- Advanced Home Care, High Point, North Carolina
- Sutter Care at Home, Sunnyvale, California
- Visiting Nurse Health System, Atlanta, Georgia
- Home Nursing Agency, Altoona, Pennsylvania
- VNA Health System, Shamokin, Pennsylvania
I hope you find this to be a useful document and consider submitting a program from your agency to future iterations of this compendium.