SALISBURY — Peninsula Home Care (PHC) and Peninsula Regional Medical Center are expanding their relationship in order to provide patients with an easier transition when it’s time to head home from the hospital. To that end, PHC has been named a “PRMC Preferred Provider” for home care, assuring patients that they will have access to a skilled nursing and therapy team at home that can provide the same level of expertise as the healthcare team who cared for them in the hospital.
When a patient leaves the hospital, they have a choice as to which home health care company will continue their care. This choice takes place during a time when the patient and/or their family members may be overwhelmed with the many critical healthcare decisions that must be made.
“Bringing two leading healthcare providers together makes the choice less stressful for patients, and allows them to be confident they are receiving expert care as they continue to recover at home,” said Dr. Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, FACHE, President/CEO, Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “Seamless coordination from acute to post-acute care is essential for patients recovering from injury, illness, or surgery or managing a chronic condition.”
Peninsula Home Care, which has served the region for more than three decades, provides skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as nurse’s aides. Patients have 24-hour access to Peninsula Home Care support.
“We have provided care for more than 39,000 patients since 1985, and we are proud of our track record of incorporating new and innovative technologies and programs to better serve our patients,” said Nancy Bagwell, area director of operations, Peninsula Home Care. “Our relationship with PRMC is vital when it comes to the overall picture of a patients’ health and well-being. We work cohesively to provide a continuum of care that will successfully transition each patient from the hospital to home, ultimately avoiding the revolving door back into the hospital.” For more information, visit www.peninsulahomecare.com.