Donation of 40,000 surgical masks will help protect patients and staff
Holmdel, New Jersey (December 10, 2020) — Thanks to the generosity of JAK Advisors, Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA) will be the recipient of a donation of 40,000 N95 surgical masks. The New York based firm which supplies personal protective equipment and medical supplies for hospitals and state health departments wanted to help the community, especially frontline health care workers going into homes and facilities and the underserved population. Having been a supporter of the nonprofit VNA for many years, Jason Kesselman, founder of JAK Advisors, knew the organization would benefit from the donation. “We wanted to help out several charitable organizations caring for COVID-19 patients and the VNA was an obvious choice,” said Mr. Kesselman. “I know firsthand, having a home here in New Jersey, how much of an impact they have on people and we wanted to help.”
VNA has cared for over 1,400 COVID-19 positive patients since March and is beginning to see another surge in patients as infections rise in the community. The health and safety of their employees is paramount in order to protect their patients and communities. “We are so grateful for this donation of masks from Jason and JAK Advisors,” said Dr. Steven Landers, President and CEO of VNA. “Support from the community of any kind helps us to keep our costs low and direct our resources to delivering high quality care with the safety precautions we have established. Our staff participate in a daily screening for symptoms and we have a strict protocol for personal protective equipment and staffing ratios to even further protect patients and their families,” he stated.
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is the largest independent, nonprofit provider of home-based health services in New Jersey, Mid-Central Ohio and Southeast Florida. Founded over 105 years ago with a mission to care for the community, today VNA Health Group helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health and well-being by providing high quality, compassionate home health, hospice, palliative and community-based care and offers private-pay personal care services. A full range of primary care services are available through the VNACJ Community Health Centers. Currently, VNA Health Group employs nearly 2,500 people and cares for over 150,000 individuals and families annually with a special focus on vulnerable populations such as children, older adults and those with serious and disabling chronic illness. VNAHG’s unique partnership model with health systems leverages our clinical and technical resources to operate VNA of Central Jersey Home Care and Hospice, Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses, VNA of Englewood, Barnabas Health Home Care and Hospice, Visiting Physician Services, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio and Cleveland Clinic Florida Visiting Nurses. For more information about VNA Health Group and the VNAHG Foundation please call 800.862.3330, visit www.vnahg.org and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VNAHealthGroup or @VNAHealthGroup.
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