Hospice of Northwest Ohio is buying the operations of ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence. Terms of the transaction, expected to close on or before Oct. 31, were not disclosed.
ProMedica’s Ebeid Hospice Residence is a 12-bed inpatient facility that opened in 2008, attached to ProMedica’s Flower Hospital campus. Ebeid offers short-term care for hospice patients with acute or serious medical conditions requiring constant oversight.
The purchase gives Hospice of Northwest Ohio an inpatient facility in Sylvania, Ohio.
“We are excited to extend our inpatient hospice services to Sylvania and its surrounding communities,” Rick Russell, Hospice of Northwest Ohio’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are looking forward to welcoming the facility’s existing employees to our organization.”
The nonprofit Hospice of Northwest Ohio has two other inpatient centers: The Edward & Marion Knight Hospice Center and The Virginia Clifford Hospice Center. Combined, the inpatient centers have served more than 25,000 patients and their families, according to the end-of-life care provider.
“Patients and families can expect the same high level of care and expertise that Hospice of Northwest Ohio has been providing for more than 40 years,” continued Russell, who took over the CEO role in April 2021.
Russell came to Hospice of Northwest Ohio from the Midwest division of ProMedica Health System, where he served as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for post-acute services.
In addition to its inpatient operations, Hospice of Northwest Ohio delivers end-of-life care and support in homes and nursing facilities. In 2022, the company served more than 2,300 patients.
Similar to other health systems, ProMedica has gradually sold off parts of its business, including its hospice operations. Earlier this year, the health system sold its Heartland Hospice business, along with other assets, to Gentiva.
At the time, Heartland Hospice was valued at $710 million.
ProMedica’s network includes more than a dozen hospitals, thousands of physicians, a health plan, hundreds of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities and outpatient rehabilitation clinics.