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Philosophy

 

Visiting Nurse Health System, the largest nonprofit in Georgia providing person-centered home healthcare, long-term care at home, and hospice services, is an organization dedicated to helping people manage their health and recover from illness in the comfort of their own home. Our nurses, therapists and other professionals give patients quality one-on-one care, helping them achieve the best possible outcomes in their homes, whether they are recovering from a surgery or acute illness or managing a long-term chronic condition. Our goal is to allow the patients we serve to maintain their independence and avoid repeating hospital or nursing home stays.

When patients face a life-limiting illness, we know they and their families need a special kind of care. We strive to ensure that every patient is cared for compassionately, comfortably and with dignity, and that every family receives the support they need during this difficult time, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

To improve the lives of those we serve.

 

Vision

To be the first place patients, families, payers and other healthcare providers select when they need healthcare services at home.

To achieve patient and employee satisfaction scores and clinical outcomes within the top 10 percent of all home healthcare providers in the U.S.

To continue to invest in our strong community partnerships, coordinated care solutions, top-performing workforce and innovative technologies to improve affordability throughout the healthcare continuum.

To be a financially strong organization where healthcare professionals prefer to work.

 

Values

Our patients’ health and well-being always comes first.

Our employees are our greatest asset. They are treated with respect and thrive in an environment of lifelong learning.

We work as a team to embrace change, innovation and accountability to obtain desired and affordable patient outcomes in the communities we serve.

We partner with patients, families, referral sources, employees and donors through workplace integrity, personal leadership and stewardship.

Recognition

 

Joint Commission Accreditation

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The Joint Commission sets standards for best practices by ranking an organization’s clinical, management and leadership strengths. The Commission also looks at financial stability and sustainability, and the strength and makeup of the board of directors. Visiting Nurse Health System is one of only a few organizations in Georgia that has accreditation for both our healthcare at home services and our hospice services. We believe the stamp of approval from The Joint Commission is proof of the outstanding quality of our program.

The Joint Commission also offers education in best practices that helps us continually evaluate and improve our services and operations. Our interdisciplinary team knows the importance of Joint Commission accreditation and the high standards it requires. You can feel confident in the care your patients and families will receive with us.

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As a member of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America, Visiting Nurse abides by the standards of conduct for mission-driven home health, hospice and palliative care agencies.

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A United Way community partner, we have been serving the metro Atlanta, GA community since 1948.

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Visiting Nurse is an active member of LeadingAge Georgia, a nonprofit organization empowering people to live fully as they age.

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Visiting Nurse is proud to be a national partner with We Honor Veterans. Our partnership ensures our commitment to offer special recognition and provide best practices for end-of-life care to veterans and their families.