RVNAhealth to Join Forces with Bethel VNA and New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice

For over a century, we’ve been neighbors and collaborators, each serving a parallel mission in our respective communities. Over the decades, we have each grown – expanding our range of services, our territorial reach, and deepening our ties to the patients and families we serve.

Today, we are proud to announce that RVNAhealth is joining forces and merging with Bethel Visiting Nurse Association and New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice

The collective organization will be called RVNAhealth and will be headquartered at the RVNAhealth building in Ridgefield, CT, with the present New Milford location becoming a branch office. The anticipated close date of the merger is late fall 2020. Theresa Santoro, MSN, RN, CHCA, current President & Chief Executive Officer of RVNAhealth, will retain the role of President & CEO of the new organization.  

Committed to Exceptional Care

“Our driving force is the health and well-being of our patients and communities — today, tomorrow, and 50 years from now,” says Santoro.  “As we worked through the details of this union, and as the COVID-19 pandemic made abundantly clear, pooling our collective talent and resources will allow us to invest deeply in the services and technologies that our communities need to thrive, and that we as agencies need to respond to future health challenges.”

Stronger Together

The merging agencies are committed to our current patients and communities and are confident that together we will be stronger and more valuable for generations to come.

The unified agency will offer access to the best home and community healthcare as well as:  

  • Expanded offerings of preventative and wellness care and educational programs across populations and communities.
  • An enhanced continuum of care to address all ages, stages, and levels of health, including: community wellness services, home health, rehabilitation, palliative and hospice care; personal caregiving and nursing; and a range of educational and preventative programs — nutrition services; immunizations; annual flu and pneumonia vaccines; health fairs.
  • A depth of clinical leadership, resources and talent at all levels to serve the region with the best of care.

“All three organizations are committed to upholding our legacies,” says Santoro, recognizing that there is strength in numbers and value in collaborating to meet today’s challenges in delivering care.  “We have all made significant investments in talent, technology, programming, and specialty services over the years to meet the needs of our communities. By sharing these resources and making future investments together, we set a stronger foundation for the future.” 

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