Project Talk’s Van Scoy: Explore New Methods for Advance Care Plans

Lauren Jodi Van Scoy, M.D., director of the Project Talk Communication Lab, is spearheading a project to boost advance care planning among underserved populations in partnership with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hospice Foundation of America (HFA), and the University of Kentucky.  Van Scoy is an associate professor of medicine, humanities and public […]

Mitchell Family Office Acquires American Health Partners

Franklin, Tenn.-based American Health Partners has agreed to become a subsidiary of the Mitchell Family Office, an investment firm that concentrates on the health care sector. American Health Care Partners provides a range of senior care services across nine states, including hospice. Financial terms were undisclosed.  American Health Partners is currently privately owned. In addition […]

Jet Health Acquires Hospice de La Luz

Fort Worth, Texas-based Jet Health Inc., has purchased Hospice de la Luz in Albuquerque, N.M., marking the company’s third hospice acquisition. Financial terms were undisclosed. Private equity firms SV Health Investors and Health Enterprise Partners, which partially own Jet Health, financed the deal. Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth acted as legal counsel to Jet Health […]

Vantage Hospice Unveils New Palliative Care Program

Houston-based Vantage Hospice has launched a community-based palliative care service. This continues an industry-wide trend of hospices diversifying their services to include other forms of health care, with palliative care being the most common offering. About 50% of community-based palliative care providers in the United States are hospices, according to the Center to Advance Palliative […]

Charter Health Care Group Acquires Providence Home Health & Hospice

Charter Health Care Group has acquired Providence Home Health & Hospice in Houston, Texas, for an undisclosed sum. This is the company’s sixth acquisition since early 2020. Charter is a portfolio company of Pharos Capital Group, based in Dallas and Nashville. Charter provides a range of senior care services that includes hospice, home health complex […]

New North Dakota Law Allows Licensure of Residential Hospices

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) has signed legislation that will permit the establishment of residential end-of-life care facilities in the state. The new law gives the state Department of Health authority to license these operations.  Such laws are common in the United States. North Dakota may be the last state in the nation to […]

Moments Hospice Undergoing Multi-state Expansion

Minnesota-based Moments Hospice is growing rapidly in the Midwest, having opened eight de novos during 2020. The family-owned company has plans to open more locations during 2021, including moving into new markets. Moments’ footprint grew from five locations to 13 last year in Minnesota, building up scale in Wisconsin as well as its home state […]

Hospice of Northwest Ohio Taps Richard Russell as CEO

Richard E. Russell has been named the new president and CEO of the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Russell came to the hospice provider 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. Russell will succeed Judy Seibenick, the company’s […]