Home Health & Visiting Nurse
At the heart of our services are skilled nursing and therapy. Our experienced staff is trained to meet the special challenges presented by in-home care. Licensed staff work directly with your physicians and other members of the health care team to develop the most effective treatment plan for each and every individual patient.
Hospice & Palliative Care
Designed for patients and their families with life-limiting illnesses, hospice and palliative care are a philosophy of care. A very special kind of care dedicated to providing physicial, emotional and spiritual comfort. Patients can remain at home – alert and pain free, relaxed, comfortable, and most importantly, surrounded by their loved ones.
Pocono Health System and VNA/Hospice of Monroe County Develop a Formalized Partnership to Provide Coordinated and Integrated Care
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (November 20, 2013) - Pocono Health System (PHS) and VNA/Hospice of Monroe County have developed a formalized partnership to provide coordinated and integrated care to all of the patients they serve. This includes patients in Luzerne County, Monroe County, Northampton County, and Pike County. The new partnership will result in an effective continuum of care from the hospital to home care or hospice care thus improving patient quality, safety, and satisfaction.
"We are pleased to partner with VNA/Hospice of Monroe County because we have a shared mission of providing world class care close to home that is focused on serving our community," said Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. "We will continue to provide services to our patients regardless of their ability to pay."
Mark Hodgson, CEO, VNA/Hospice of Monroe County added, "The opportunity to partner with Pocono Health System will strengthen the home health and hospice care that we provide to the region and assist in reducing readmissions." Best practices identified by Pocono Health System and VNA/Hospice of Monroe County will be incorporated throughout the continuum of care resulting in an enhanced coordination of care and a more effective delivery model.
"We enthusiastically welcome all 87 employees of VNA/Hospice to the Pocono Health System family," states Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. The Hospice House, an acute in-patient facility for the terminally ill with 6 beds will also become part of Pocono Health System's Palliative Medicine Program.
Not only did Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care help with my aunt, just 3 years later they helped with my Mother. They will always be a part of my family and in my prayers. I can't begin to thank them enough for all of their love and friendship. I would call them again in a minute if I needed their services. I will forever be grateful. ~ Artie C. (Stroudsburg, PA)
I am proud to work for Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care because we provide quality services, the company appreciates our nurses' contributions and in time of need, has been there to offer help. Monica R. (Stroudsburg, PA)
My wife was in a painful and unpleasant situation because of her cancer. Pocono Health's in-home care and later hospice nurses knew what to do. All of the coordinated efforts were greatly appreciated. Nelson K. (Wind Gap, PA)
If birth is a beginning and life is a journey with death being the destination, I can't think of a more tranquil place to end my pilgrimage. Paula S. (Linden, NJ)