A Pioneer in Advancing Home-Based Care, Dr. Landers Serves as the 1st Physician CEO of a Major American Visiting Nurse Association
Red Bank, NJ – Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group, New Jersey’s largest nonprofit provider of home health care, hospice and community services, announced today the appointment of its President and CEO, Steve Landers, MD, MPH, to the Visiting Nurse Associations of America's (VNAA) Board of Directors.
VNAA, a national association that supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities, voted to approve six new Board of Directors members during its 33rd Annual Meeting in April, 2015. Among the appointment of Dr. Landers to the Board of Directors, are five other members representing a variety of nonprofit home-based care provider and healthcare industry partners.
"VNAA is proud to welcome this dynamic group to the Board of Directors. They were selected for their innovative leadership and expertise at their own organizations and for a commitment to advancing home-based care as a driving force in population health," said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO, VNAA. "We look forward to integrating these new members with our new slate of Board officers and setting a strategic vision to continue the organization's mission to support, promote and advance nonprofit providers of community-based healthcare."
Dr. Landers, who was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of VNA Health Group in 2012, is currently serving as the first physician CEO of a major American Visiting Nurse Association. He has extensive experience leading organizational changes and innovations that strengthen health care delivery and improve value. His history of success in distributed operations and execution at Cleveland Clinic and VNA Health Group as evidenced by improved profitability, market relevance, employee engagement, and quality of care, will allow him to provide targeted and comprehensive guidance to VNAA. Prior to joining VNA Health Group, Dr. Landers served as the Director of the Center for Home Care and Community Rehabilitation and Director of Post-Acute Operations for the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. In 2014, Dr. Landers received the NJBiz 40 Under 40 Award, a recognition of New Jersey’s most accomplished young businessmen and women.
“Thank you to the VNAA membership for welcoming me to your Board of Directors,” said Dr. Landers. “I stand united and eager in your mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals. With a strong emphasis on house calls and specialized interest in geriatric medicine, home health, hospice and palliative care, I look forward to continuing my commitment to advancing home-based care by supporting the progress and evolvement of your strategic vision.”
For more information on VNAA's Board of Directors visit http://www.vnaa.org/board-of-directors.
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is New Jersey’s largest not-for-profit visiting nurse association and visiting physician service that help 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 are available through VNACJ Community Health Centers. Our unique partnership model with health systems leverages clinical and technical resources to operate VNA of Central Jersey, Cape VNA, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, VNA of Englewood, and Visiting Physician Services. Currently we employ more than 1,400 and each year, care for over 120,000 people. For more than 100 years, we have had a commitment to 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.