St. Croix Expands in Midwest with 2 De Novos

St. Croix Hospice launched two de novos this week, one in Newton, Iowa, and a second in Green Bay, Wisconsin. These additions are among a spate of new locations for the Minnesota-headquartered hospice provider. In 2022 through February of this year, the company launched six other de novos, located in Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, […]

AccentCare, Memorial Hermann Health System JV ‘Throws Gauntlet’ into Home Health, Hospice

Dallas-headquartered AccentCare is forming a joint venture with Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System. Through the JV, the two health care organizations are combining their home health and hospice operations in south Texas to form a new entity. AccentCare will take the lead on managing the home-based care business. Joining forces will allow the organizations’ to […]

Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough Unveils New Inpatient Unit

Florida-based Suncoast Hospice of Hillsborough, an Empath Health affiliate, has opened a new inpatient unit within Tampa’s St. Joseph’s Hospital. St. Joseph’s is part of the BayCare Health System and has been one of the hospice’s largest referral partners when it comes to general inpatient care, according to Kerry Hoerner, Empath Health’s Chief Hospice Officer. […]

VITAS Opens New, Permanent Inpatient Unit at Florida Hospital

VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary of Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHEM), has expanded one of its inpatient hospice units in Florida. VITAS’ new hospice facility at Broward Health Coral Springs features 12 patient beds, a kitchen and a family room. The facility replaces a temporary unit with eight inpatient beds that VITAS began operating at the hospital […]

4 Ways Hospices Are Pursuing Growth in 2023

Hospices are blazing trails toward growth, each provider with its own range of strategies. In 2023, the focus for many is to not only expand their core business but to spread further into the care continuum. Others are traveling a more traditional route, through de novos and acquisitions, though some are modifying their approaches in […]

Behavioral Health, Chronic Disease Among Top Health Care Macro-Trends Impacting Hospices

Though operators often feel siloed within the Medicare Hospice Benefit, they are not shielded from the shifting currents in the health care system at large. This is the first of a series of articles that will explore these trends, beginning with the meteoric rise of behavioral health and chronic disease management — both as essential […]

Regional Hospice Unveils New Bereavement Care Center

Connecticut-based Regional Hospice recently opened a new grief support center to extend its bereavement services further across the state’s northwestern region. The new facility, dubbed The Center for Hope & Healing, is located in Washington Depot, Connecticut. Grief counseling support groups, spiritual renewal sessions, meditation, sound healing and massages are some of the services offered […]

St. Croix Hospice Opens Wisconsin De Novo

St. Croix Hospice has expanded in Wisconsin, opening its 14th location in the state. The de novo is located in the Chippewa Falls community. St. Croix, a portfolio company of the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, now has 200 interdisciplinary team members serving 65 Wisconsin counties. “We have been serving the state of Wisconsin for […]

Angels Care Hospice Expands Services to Fill Regional Gaps

Mansfield, Texas-based Angels Care Hospice has set the ball rolling on expanding to two additional counties, reaching areas that have lacked a provider for more than a decade. By extending its footprint, the company is helping to fill a gap left when Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine, Texas, shuttered its hospice program in […]

Home Health and Hospice Heavyweight April Anthony to Lead New Provider Company, VitalCaring

A new multi-state home health and hospice player, VitalCaring Group, has emerged under the leadership of health care entrepreneur and executive April Anthony.   Most recently, Anthony was CEO of home health and hospice for Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC). She stepped down from that role in spring 2021. This came just months before Encompass began its […]