Community Hospice & Palliative Care Setting Sights on Florida, Georgia Expansion

Florida-based Community Hospice & Palliative Care recently opened a new location in its home state that will serve as an office for interdisciplinary staff and a community center. The new center is a key part of the hospice and palliative care provider’s overall strategic growth plans to improve access among underserved populations, according to Community […]

Publicly Traded Hospice Companies Poised for Deals

The nation’s publicly traded hospice companies are primed for more acquisitions after a 2023 slump, fueled by census and growth. Transaction volume declined in the hospice and home-based care space in 2023, following the two record-breaking prior years. Many expect a rebound in 2024, and stirrings in the public company space signal that may come […]

Angela Hospice’s New Inpatient Facility; Hosparus Opens PACE Center

Angela Hospice’s New Senior Living Inpatient Facility Michigan-based Angela Hospice recently unveiled plans to open a new inpatient center at a senior living facility. Set to open this summer, the hospice facility will feature 15 patient beds at Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford, Michigan. Expanding hospice care in the senior community will allow for improved […]

YoloCares to Double Geographic Footprint

California-based YoloCares is doubling its geographic presence in its home state. The hospice provider recently took its first step into a new county, with plans to expand across four others. YoloCares provides hospice, palliative and supportive care in five counties across northern California, recently adding a sixth county to its service region. The hospice provider […]

Senior Living Operator Launches Home Health, Hospice Company Dover Health

Senior living and health care services operator The Dover Companies has launched a home health and hospice business branded as Dover Health. The fledgling company pledges to offer patients a suite of wraparound services, including for the terminally ill, to support quality of life and aging in place. Its parent organization also operates senior living, […]

[UPDATED] VITAS to Acquire Covenant Health and Community Services’ Hospice Business for $85M

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! VITAS Healthcare Corporation has penned an agreement to acquire Covenant Health and Community Services’ hospice operations and one of its assisted living facility locations for $85 million. The […]

St. Croix Hospice Expands in Iowa

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! St. Croix Hospice has opened a de novo in the Clarinda, Iowa, community.  As part of its growth strategy, St. Croix Hospice often looks for markets in which hospice utilization […]

Hospices See Growth Opportunities with Physician Offices, Memory Care

Hospice providers are increasingly focused on memory care settings and physician offices as referral sources. Though many hospices see facility-based care as their primary referral engines, a growing base of providers are seeking ties to community-based organizations to increase access and utilization this year. Physician offices were identified among the most significant referral growth opportunities […]

Big Bend Hospice Launches New Hospital-Based Inpatient Unit

Florida-based Big Bend Hospice has unveiled a new inpatient hospice unit on the third floor of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH). Dubbed the First Commerce Center for Compassionate Care, the unit is designed to expand end-of-life services to a mostly rural eight-county service area in Florida, where Big Bend has operated for more than 40 years. […]

VitalCaring Primed for Hospice Expansion in 2024

The Texas-based home health and hospice company VitalCaring Group was built largely through acquisitions. It expects to step up that strategy in 2024, with an emphasis on hospice. VitalCaring was formed in July 2021, when the private equity firms The Vistria Group and Nautic Partners began acquiring home health and hospice agencies throughout the South […]