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 […]

Agape Care CEO Yarborough: Consistency Essential to Multi-state Hospice Expansion

Agape Care Group is a company on the move, focused on multi-state expansion in the Southeast quadrant of the United States while continuing to build density in its existing markets. The hospice and palliative care provider, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, acquired two organizations in 2023, as well as purchases of additional licenses, […]

Unity Hospice and Palliative Care Expands General Inpatient Care

Unity Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Houston has unveiled a five-year general inpatient (GIP) service agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Health. The hospice will provide GIP care across the health system’s four hospitals. UTMB Health’s service region includes 10 cities in Texas. Among the driving forces behind the service agreement […]

Helios Care Partners with Bassett Healthcare to Expand Hospice, Palliative Services

The hospice and senior care provider Helios Care is partnering with the integrated health system Bassett Healthcare Network to bring more extensive access to hospice and palliative care to patients in central New York. The two providers are collaborating to establish a “more cohesive and seamless continuum of care” across Bassett’s eight-county service region. As […]

St. Croix Hospice Expands Missouri Footprint

St. Croix Hospice has expanded its Missouri footprint with a de novo in the Wildwood community. The new office is the company’s eighth location in Missouri. Favorable demographics are among the factors that make Missouri an attractive market for hospices. The proportion of seniors older than 65 in Missouri’s population is expected to reach 19.1% […]

Compassus Expands Services, Footprint Via Ascension Saint Thomas Partnership

Compassus has launched home health services and expanded its central Tennessee footprint through a new collaboration with its joint venture partner Ascension Saint Thomas. The joint venture, Ascension at Home, has existed for several years. Three years ago, Compassus took on the role of overseeing staff and the home-based care services they provide. The JV […]

Acadian Health Expands Services in Texas

Lafayette, Lousiana-based Acadian Health has expanded its geographic footprint across five Texas communities. Acadian Health recently expanded in Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, regions with senior populations that are diverse and growing. The company’s mobile health care clinicians integrate virtual visits with primary, hospice and palliative care services to assess […]