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VNA of Hanover, Lutheran Home Care explore affiliation

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The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove and Lutheran Home Care & Hospice are exploring the possibility of affiliating.

The organizations announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent to that end but said in a news release that multiple decisions about the potential affiliation have yet to be made and "more information will be provided as it becomes available."

LHCH provides home health care, home health telemonitoring, hospice and in-home support services in southcentral and northeastern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The faith-based nonprofit is based in Chambersburg.

The VNA of Hanover & Spring Grove provides home health care, palliative care, hospice, and in-home support services in southwestern York County and all of Adams County. The independent nonprofit is based in Adams County.

“Both the VNA and LHCH have been committed to providing exceptional care for the residents of our communities for many years,” said Terry Shade, CEO of LHCH. “Of utmost importance to both of us is the continuation of exceptional service to our clients and support of our employees during a period of decision making and due diligence and beyond. Ultimately, our vision for the future would be to help individuals achieve their highest possible level of independence, quality of life, health and comfort in the most effective and efficient manner possible.”

Bryan Warner, interim CEO of the VNA, said, “This opportunity to partner with Lutheran Home Care & Hospice will strengthen both organizations. We share very similar missions and we are excited about the possibility to align our agencies so that both organizations can continue to provide quality care in the home well into the future.”

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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