Chapters Health System and Capital Caring Health have signed a letter of intent to affiliate. The agreement is expected to close in early 2023.
This marks the third affiliation that Chapters announced or completed during 2022, following Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care early in the year and Hope Healthcare just last week.
“In the past year, Chapters Health has been on an accelerated and ambitious journey to change the way chronic illness management and end-of-life care is administered in our communities,” Andrew Molosky, president and CEO for Chapters Health, said in a statement.
The nonprofit Chapters Health System provides hospice, palliative and home health care, as well as durable medical equipment and pharmacy services, across 30 Florida counties and eight in Georgia. With this new affiliation, its network expands to Capital Caring’s service region in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, encompassing 14 counties and four independent cities.
In addition to its three 2022 affiliations, Chapters also offers hospice and palliative care services through five other brands: Chapters Health Palliative Care, Good Shepherd Hospice, Hospice of Okeechobee, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice.
Combined, Chapters Health and Capital Caring Health employ more than 4,000 staff in additional to 3,000 volunteers.
Capital Caring is founding member of Advanced Illness Partners (AIP), a direct contracting entity established by seven nonprofit hospices. Beginning in 2020, AIP will transition from direct contracting to the Accountable Care Organization Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health model (ACO REACH).
“Our affiliation with Chapters Health is a blueprint for other community-based, not-for-profit organizations to follow in order to meet the challenges of the future head on,” Capital Caring CEO Tom Koutsoumpas said in a press release. “Together we provide the best possible outcomes for patients, families and our dedicated team members.”