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UVMC Home Care Joins Fidelity Health Care

UVMC Home Care Services will combine operations into Fidelity Health Care, effective in early September 2011.  Fidelity Health Care is a part of the Premier Health Partners (PHP) system along with Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy; Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton; and Atrium Medical Center, Warren County.

The consolidation will provide for an expanded line of home care services to the northern Miami Valley region through Fidelity.  Specifically, this will include durable medical equipment, home infusion and oxygen services to complement the core nursing and therapy services already in place.  The current UVMC Home Care clinical staff will be integrated into the Fidelity caregivers team. 

“The goal is for our current Home Care team members to continue to serve our local communities, thus providing continuity of care for our current and future patients.  This transition should be seamless and transparent for our patients,” said Tom Parker, UVMC President & CEO.    

“We commend our Home Care team for their outstanding service through the years,” Parker noted.  “We know these dedicated caregivers will continue to provide the same level of excellence as part of PHP’s Fidelity Health Care.”

“Upper Valley Home Health has a great reputation as being a very strong agency with outstanding quality and patient satisfaction results,” said Paula Thompson, President & CEO of Fidelity Health Care.  “We are excited about the opportunity to expand the home health services and products provided to the Upper Valley Medical Center patients and Miami County region.” 

The consolidation of home care services is part of PHP initiatives to reduce variation, enhance quality and reduce expense among the various providers of like services within the PHP system.  

PHP’s Fidelity Health Care has been serving Southwest Ohio with home health care services for more than 25 years. It is the only home health care agency in the region that can provide the full spectrum of home health, infusion therapy, oxygen and home medical equipment needs with just one call. Fidelity earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and was named a HomeCare Elite Top Agency for the last four consecutive years.  To learn more, go to FidelityHealthCare.org