New Home Care Vaccination Profiles: St. Peter’s Health Partners and Royal Care

Situation Report | April 5, 2021

HCA has added two new profiles to our Home Care #VaccinateNY online feature, building a library of stories about providers who are taking a lead in the vaccination effort for patients and staff.

This week’s profiles include the various senior services and in-home programs under the umbrella of St. Peter’s Health Partners, which have collectively delivered well over 1,000 vaccine doses to patients as of late March.

We also profile Royal Care, which is administering the COVID-19 vaccine directly to all of its caregivers — an effort that is being led, hands-on, straight from the top. In addition to being Royal Care’s lead executive, CEO Josh Klein is also a New York State-certified paramedic who began administering doses to Royal Care home health aides in March as part of Royal Care’s pioneering effort to vaccinate its own staff.

If your agency is operating a home care vaccination program and would like to tell us about it, please write to HCA’s Communications Director Roger Noyes who can interview you to gather details and write a summary. Alternatively, you can send us a program summary similar to the profiles already posted to our website. Please also be prepared to share a photograph.

HCA recently convened a workgroup of HCA members on a field-level review of vaccination efforts for homebound New Yorkers. We’ve shared these findings and recommendations with state officials for further discussion on ways to mutually support this important effort in the state’s overall vaccination strategy.