Tennessee Hospice Forms Multi-state Health System

Tennessee-based Hospice of Chattanooga has rebranded its network of hospice and palliative care providers as Alleo Health System.

“Over the last few years, Hospice of Chattanooga has experienced tremendous growth as we have expanded both in geographic reach and scope of services,” Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga said. “As we continue to grow and make a difference in the lives of even more people, it’s important to have a name that is reflective of our capabilities and our reach.”

Alleo becomes the parent organization of four nonprofit hospice and palliative care providers serving 22 counties in Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina: Hospice of Chattanooga, Palliative Care Services, Good Shepherd Hospice, and Kangaroo Kidz. Collectively the group maintains a workforce of 400 employees.

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Kangaroo Kidz is the Chattanooga region’s only hospice and palliative care provider that specializes in pediatrics, as well as perinatal care for children in utero who are not expected to survive.

Hospice of Chattanooga acquired Murphy, N.C.-Good Shepherd Hospice in Dec. 2018, marking the organization’s entry to the North Carolina market. Good Shepherd subsequently launched its first palliative care program.

In July 2018 the independent research and consulting firm Great Place to Work Institute certified Hospice of Chattanooga as a “Great Place to Work,” based on an evaluation of more than 60 elements of employee’s experience on the job. Under the Alleo brand, the four components collectively employ 400 workers.  

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