Sutter VNA & Hospice Acquires Cohen Cormier Home Care & Care Management
EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 26, 2009 - Sutter VNA & Hospice, provider of skilled home health care, hospice and related medical services throughout Northern California, announced the acquisition of Cohen Cormier Home Care and Care Management, a non-medical home care and professional care management agency.
“We are very pleased to add this longstanding and respected company to our existing healthcare services lines. This addition will allow Sutter VNA & Hospice the ability to directly serve the elder population in a broader scope of care to include non-medical care provided by trained aides and overseen by professional care managers” said Marcia Reissig, Sutter VNA & Hospice’s Chief Executive Officer.
Reissig continued, “These professional care managers, who are nurses and social workers, empower patient families to better manage their loved ones’ care through planning, oversight and continued communication with doctors and various healthcare providers. Families, who live at a distance from their loved ones or are overwhelmed by care-related challenges and decisions, welcome this invaluable guidance and support.”
The original founders of the company, Sandra Cohen, R.N., and Roger Cormier, M.A., who have founded and operated ongoing home care services in the Bay Area for 20 years, will continue to oversee and develop Sutter VNA & Hospice’s newest home-based service line in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Sandra Cohen’s background includes nursing roles in hospitals, home health and rehabilitation care settings. She is also active in the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Roger Cormier has developed volunteer-based programs that serve seniors and their families and is a board member of the East Bay Estate Planning Council. Combining their experience, Cohen and Cormier co-author the column “Growing Older”, focused on educating the public on the needs of the elderly and their caregivers.
For more information about Cohen Cormier Home Care and Care Management, please call (510) 652-3377, (925) 945-8855 or visit www.eldercaremanagers.com. “Growing Older” appears weekly in the Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times Star, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, Tri-Valley Herald, Contra Costa Times and San Mateo County Times.
About Sutter VNA & Hospice
Sutter VNA & Hospice is a provider of high quality home care services and is an affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care networks. Our services include skilled nursing, hospice and palliative care, rehabilitation therapy, home infusion, home medical equipment and respiratory therapy, medical social work, home health aide assistance and community flu and wellness programs. Our patients include those with acute or chronic illness or those recovering from injury or surgery in the comfort and familiar surroundings of home. For information about Sutter VNA & Hospice, please visit www.suttervna.org.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers join resources and share expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Organization. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women’s and children’s services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health family, please visit www.sutterhealth.org.
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