Health Care Plus and First Settlement Orthopaedics Sign Agreement [1-21-09]

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Dr. Krivchenia & Cyndi

Marietta, OH: Health Care Plus, a wholly – owned subsidiary of The Marden Companies, based in Marietta Ohio, is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with the physicians of First Settlement Orthopaedics, also based in Marietta Ohio, to act as their agency’s Medical Directors. Health Care Plus is a Medicare Certified home health care agency that has been providing home health care services in Marietta since 2006.

“We are always looking at ways to enhance our patients’ quality of life. We believe that working closely with a home care agency that specializes in orthopaedic care is the right, next step for us to take,” states Dr. Krivchenia, II, the senior partner of First Settlement Orthopaedics, “We are confident that by bringing Health Care Plus into our care continuum patient’s will have a better health care experience overall,” Krivchenia went on to say. “We are surgeons that care about their entire experience and recovery not only the patient’s experience in the operating room. Statistics prove that home health care hastens patient recovery time and in today’s environment there isn’t much that can’t be done at home,” Dr. Naresh Nayak MD, a partner in the surgical practice states.

“We are very excited about this new relationship,” states Vicki Christman, RN and Director of the Marietta Health Care Plus office. “Our agency has had an orthopaedic program in place since 1995. This really is our area of expertise. It only makes sense that we would partner with the respected and trusted surgeons of First Settlement,” Christman continues. “In summary, we will become an outreach of their practice, following their protocols and their care practices. This gives the patient a very comprehensive, full service program as we will work with them at home, before their surgery, and after they come home from the hospital,” Christman states.

Health Care Plus provides nurses, therapists and aides to clients in their home. The Marietta office services 6 southeastern Ohio counties including Washington, Noble, Athens, Monroe, Morgan, and Perry. It is not necessary to have a hospital stay or a physicians’ order to initiate home care services. Family members, friends and relatives can request a home care assessment. If Medicare eligible and appropriate, Medicare pays 100% of all home health care services. Most insurance companies pay 80% of the cost. If there is a need for home medical equipment a staff member of Health Care Plus will arrange for the equipment.

First Settlement has been providing quality orthopaedic medicine in the Marietta and Belpre area since 1967. During this time they have been committed to one goal-providing every patient with quality, personalized orthopaedic care.

For more information about this new relationship or to arrange for an in home assessment please feel free to call Joni Arnold at the Health Care Plus office at 740-376-2697 or the First Settlement office at 740-373-8756.

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