VANCOUVER, BC and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - Bringing health care right to the homes of those who need it, St. Joseph Health and private duty home care franchisor Nurse Next Door jointly announced the expansion of their home care services to include 13 additional franchises across Los Angeles County.
This partnership, the first of its kind between a health care system and a private duty home care franchisor, offers various levels of care to thousands of aging Americans throughout Southern California. The expansion will enable St. Joseph Health and Nurse Next Door to advance the health system's continuum of care to an additional 1.2 million aging Americans residing in Los Angeles County.
"We are pleased to extend our network of care by offering those in our communities an opportunity to stay at home and receive the care they need in the place they want to be," says John Bennett, Senior Vice President of Integrated Health Services with St. Joseph Health.
The partnership currently operates 17 of its initially planned 26 franchise locations. The remaining nine locations are to be operational by spring 2017, and the newly added 13 locations are expected to be operational by the end of 2017. All of the franchises are located within Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
"Nine months ago, we announced this innovative partnership that changed California's home care market," says Cathy Thorpe, President and CEO of Nurse Next Door. "This business model is proving to be successful and affirms its efficacy as we expand throughout Southern California and continue to expand throughout the United States. We hope that more health systems will explore private duty home care as an added value to client care."
Both Nurse Next Door and St. Joseph Health have enjoyed significant growth in the past year. Nurse Next Door, which is well-known for its travelling caregivers in highly recognizable pink and yellow cars, has expanded to 150 locations across North America. In each region it serves, St. Joseph Health reaches out to care for the poor and vulnerable, establishing and supporting many programs and services that benefit the community.
About Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door is one of North America's fastest-growing home care providers with more than 150 locations across North America. Beyond providing the highest quality care for seniors, the company consistently improves the quality of life for their clients and delivers a unique #HappierAging experience to get clients back to doing the things they love to do. Founded in 2001 in Vancouver, BC, Nurse Next Door's innovation in the home care space is turning it into a globally admired brand. As an employer, it has been ranked among Aon Hewitt's Best 50 Small and Medium Employers, BC Business' Best Companies to Work For and Achiever's 50 Most Engaged Workplaces. The company has also garnered numerous business awards including placing on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, being named the fifth best mid-sized franchise system in North America by Franchise Business Review, and heralded as Canada's Smartest Company by Profit Magazine. To learn more about Nurse Next Door, visit www.nursenextdoor.com.
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About St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health (SJH) is a not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system that includes 16 hospitals, physician organizations, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services and community outreach services. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, SJH remains rooted to the sisters' traditions of assessing a community's needs and looking to meet those needs. Today, SJH continues its work in the tradition of the sisters through its wide networks of outstanding services.