SSM Health Acquires Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis

The Missouri-based health system SSM Health has acquired the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA). Financial terms are confidential.

VNA provides a range of home-based services, including hospice care, Advanced Illness Management (AIM), community-based palliative care, private duty care, Visit-A-Bit, vaccination, wellness and music appreciation programs. The organization will now become part of SSM Health at Home.

“I could not be prouder of the exceptional health care legacy we’ve built at the VNA and the decision to join SSM Health was not made lightly,” said VNA President and CEO Nesa Joseph in a statement. “Our missions, values and cultures are very similar – focused on employee and physician partnership, continuous quality improvement, and patient-centered care with a special concern for the poor and vulnerable. Ultimately, we believe SSM Health is the right partner to ensure we’re able to continue meeting the growing and evolving needs of the individuals and families we serve.”


SSM Health is a Catholic, nonprofit integrated health system with care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

The organization employs 40,000 workers at its hospitals, physician offices, outpatient and virtual care services, senior care facilities and home care and hospice services, a fully transparent pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an Accountable Care Organization.

“We are excited about the opportunity to unite with this highly respected health care organization to further expand access to high-quality compassionate health care services across the full continuum in the St. Louis region,” Denise Gloede, president of continuum of care at SSM Health, said in a statement. “Together, we’ll be able to serve more patients and families who are depending on us.”


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