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Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio Announces Intent to Acquire Ideal Home Health Care based in Westlake, Ohio

Brooklyn Heights, OHIO (July 2, 2019) – Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA of Ohio), a member of the Holmdel, New Jersey-based Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNA Health Group), announced their intent to acquire Ideal Home Health Care (Ideal), based in Westlake, Ohio.  

VNA of Ohio

VNA of Ohio is one of Ohio’s largest home health, hospice, and mental healthcare service providers throughout the state. For 117 years, the organization has been providing critical health care to the greater community. With the acquisition of Ideal, VNA of Ohio is continuing to strengthen its existing services for those in need.  

Ideal Home Health Care

As a company, Ideal has been led by the dynamic Lisa Zidek since 2014 when she oversaw around 20 employees and a 114 patient census. Under her leadership, the organization has grown to over 130 employees and a nearly 800 home healthcare patient census. Ms. Zidek will oversee the newly combined organizations, serving as President of VNA of Ohio with a focus on growth, employee engagement, and health system partner development.

“We feel strongly that in order for our home health and hospice operations to succeed, we need to grow,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of VNA Health Group. “We continue to find ways to enhance our services to those in need and are excited to work with such an incredible organization with a strong, long-standing reputation”. 

Ms. Zidek echoed Dr. Landers’ remarks stating, “Ideal has been an organization our community has depended on for years. We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with such an incredible leadership team and employee base.” 

VNA Health Group of New Jersey

In July 2017, VNA Health Group acquired the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNAO), the first cross-state acquisition for VNA Health Group. VNA Health Group is New Jersey’s largest nonprofit VNA and top non-profit VNA in the United States. 

With this acquisition, all of Ideal Home Health Care, including its employees and patients, will be integrated into the VNA of Ohio. During the transition, great efforts will be made by both Ideal and VNA of Ohio to ensure minimal disruption to patient care.

About VNA Health Group

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is the largest independent, nonprofit provider of home-based health services in New Jersey and Mid-Central Ohio. Founded over 105 years ago, VNA Health Group helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health by providing high quality, compassionate home health-based care. Currently, VNA Health Group employs nearly 2,500 people and cares for over 150,000 individuals and families annually with a special focus on children and older adults. For more information about the VNA Health Group and the VNAHG Foundation, please call 800.862.3330, visit Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter at or @VNAHealthGroup.

About the Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio

With close to 400 healthcare and administrative professionals, VNA of Ohio serves thousands of individuals throughout Northeast, Northwest, Central, and Mid-Ohio. VNA offers the largest scope of home-based health services in Ohio, focusing on home healthcare and personal care private-duty services. Home healthcare services extend to include hospice, medical/surgical nursing care, behavioral health services, telehealth chronic disease management, and rehabilitation therapy services. Visit for more information. 

About Ideal Home Health Care

As previously mentioned, Ideal has been owned and operated by Lisa Von Lehmden Zidek since January 1, 2014. Since then, the company remains committed to its patients by providing compassionate, high-quality home health care. Ideal believes in continuity of care and the importance of creating close relationships with its patients and loved ones. For more information on Ideal’s services, please visit

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