RED BANK, NJ and HOLMDEL, NJ--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - VNA Health Group, the state's largest non-profit provider of home health, hospice and home-based primary care has partnered with Vonage (NYSE: VG), a leader in cloud communications for business. VNA plans to sublet space in the Vonage Technology Center of Excellence based in Holmdel, NJ to house its headquarters and several other offices.
Vonage's cloud technology and communications expertise will boost VNA Health Group's Connected Health Institute, a nationally prominent digital health initiative that supports vulnerable elders and young families with telehealth, virtual visits, continuous wound monitoring, and access to digital health apps. In addition, Vonage will participate in and lend its expertise to VNA Health Group's Connected Health Institute Advisory Board. Vonage will benefit from VNA's onsite health education programs for Vonage employees, including onsite vaccination clinics and health screenings. The collaboration will serve as an entrée to similar partnerships with other technology companies.
"The board trustees and staff of VNA Health Group are looking forward to this new chapter in our organization's history," said Dr. Steven Landers, President and CEO of VNA Health Group. "The Vonage partnership will help us advance state-of-the-art connected health solutions that will better link patients, their caregivers, and doctors with our clinicians."
The aging infrastructures of VNA Health Group's current offices are struggling to support the organization's technology requirements and growing workforce. "A dedicated, entrepreneurial workforce deserves an innovative, creative workplace where they can thrive and grow professionally," said Dr. Landers.
"We are excited to bring our expertise in cloud communications technology to VNA Health Group as a signature customer in the healthcare space, providing them with tools to help them increase mobility, flexibility and productivity -- particularly to meet the needs of their large mobile workforce and employees that are spread across multiple locations," said David Pearson, Vonage Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. "Like Vonage, VNA has strong ties to the community, which is a natural fit for us as we look to leverage our status as a leader in business communications to strengthen our support of local community organizations and become a destination place to work."
VNA Health Group will begin relocating its headquarters and other offices during the first quarter of 2017. The move from its Red Bank headquarters built in the 1960s marks an important milestone in VNA Health Group's evolution. Beginning more than 100 years ago as a local organization deeply rooted in Jersey-shore communities, today VNA Health Group is poised to serve all of New Jersey and beyond. The 88-acre Vonage campus is centrally located to enable VNA Health Group to better support its clinicians, patients, and health-system partners.
The move will also bring together nearly 200 VNA employees who are currently scattered across multiple New Jersey office locations. While the clinical staff will continue to work in homes and communities around the state, the administrative staff will support them from a forward-looking environment that fosters interaction, collaboration, and communication. With open, vibrant workspaces, fitness facilities, ample parking, and opportunities for employees of both companies to interact, the Vonage campus is an ideal ecosystem for new synergies in healthcare.
About VNA Health Group
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is New Jersey's largest not-for-profit visiting nurse association and visiting physician service that helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health and well-being by providing home health, hospice, palliative and community-based care and operating private-pay personal care services. A full range of primary care services is available through VNACJ Community Health Centers. Our unique joint partnership model with health systems leverages clinical and technical resources to operate Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, VNA of Englewood, VNA Health Group of New Jersey (Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice, VNA of Central Jersey Home Care and Hospice) and Visiting Physician Services. Currently, we employ nearly 2,000 and each year, care for more than 120,000 people. For more than 100 years, we have been serving vulnerable populations such as children, older adults and those with disabling and chronic illness or facing end of life. For more information about VNA Health Group call 800.862.3330, visit www.vnahg.org and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VNAHealthGroup.
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of cloud communications services for business. Vonage transforms the way people work and businesses operate through a portfolio of cloud-based communications solutions that enable internal collaboration among employees, while also keeping companies closely connected with their customers, across any mode of communication, on any device.
Vonage's Nexmo API Platform provides tools for voice, messaging and phone verification services, allowing developers to embed contextual, programmable communications into mobile apps, websites and business systems, enabling enterprises to easily communicate relevant information to their customers in real time, anywhere in the world, through text messaging, chat, social media and voice.
The Company also provides a robust suite of feature-rich residential communication solutions. In 2015 and 2016, Vonage was named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as-a-Service, Worldwide. Vonage has also earned the Frost & Sullivan Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Hosted IP and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Services. For more information, visit www.vonage.com.
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