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BAYADA Home Health Care, a provider of in-home health care and support services, is acquiring Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, a New Jersey-headquartered nonprofit provider of home-based health services.

As part of the agreement, expected to be finalized by November, Visiting Nurse Association’s home health, hospice and physician service programs and hospital partnerships will be integrated into BAYADA’s operations. Steven Landers, MD, MPH, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association, will serve as group president overseeing BAYADA’s home health and hospice specialties.

Upon regulatory approval, Landers will lead the collaborative integration process of Visiting Nurse Association’s home health, hospice and physician service operations — including the operations of all hospital partnerships — to BAYADA, and Visiting Nurse Association staff will join BAYADA’s community of employees, a network of more than 28,000 caregivers across 360 locations in 23 states and internationally.

Visiting Nurse Association’s longstanding VNA of Central Jersey Foundation will remain an independent organization and will continue its community health programs and its continued partnership with the VNACJ Community Health Centers.

This agreement follows BAYADA’s transition to a nonprofit organization in late December 2018.