Home Health Services Growing in Southern Ocean County

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Home Health Services Growing in Southern Ocean County

Meridian At Home expands services with Southern Ocean Health & Hospice integration

Residents in Southern Ocean County will now have greater access to more home health services as Southern Ocean Health and Hospice joins Meridian At Home, the comprehensive home health service of Meridian Health. The home health services were integrated in April as part of the ongoing transition plans following the January merger of Southern Ocean County Hospital with Meridian Health. Patient services continued uninterrupted during the transition, and all Southern Ocean Home Health and Hospice employees were welcomed onto the Meridian At Home Team.

Serving Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex, Meridian At Home is rated among the best home health providers in the nation, providing a complete range of services that include in-home nursing, hospice, rehabilitation, part-time and live-in assistance, medication management, oxygen, infusion, home safety technology, and medical equipment and health supplies. With over 900 team members, Meridian At Home cares for over 15,000 patients, providing over 255,000 home visits annually.

"We are very excited to provide the Southern Ocean County community with greater access to a wider range of home health services through this new partnership," says Michelle Mendelson, R.N., vice president of Meridian At Home. "Meridian and Southern Ocean County Hospital have shared common missions, philosophies, and approaches, so we are confident this will continue to be a seamless transition that will greatly benefit the community."

"The past few months since the merger was completed has proven that SOCH and Meridian are a great fit, and this integration of our home health services is one of the first great examples of the enhanced level of care we will be providing our community with Meridian," says Joseph P. Coyle, president of Southern Ocean County Hospital.

Meridian At Home is a member of Meridian Health, which also includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin. Meridian's continuum of health services includes rehabilitation centers, ambulatory care, occupational health, ambulance services, and outpatient centers.

Meridian Health has consistently been rated among the top performing health systems in New Jersey for clinical quality, is one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, and is the recipient of numerous state and national recognitions for patient care and nursing excellence, including the distinction of being the first health system in the country to receive Magnet designation for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a distinction earned by less than 3% of hospitals nationwide.

For more information on Meridian At Home, please call 1-800-655-2555, or visit www.MeridianAtHome.com.