Pennant Group Seeks Acquisitions Amid Record Hospice Growth

The Pennant Group (NASDAQ: PNTG) has a number of hospice and home health transactions in its pipeline as the company steps away from senior living acquisitions due to pandemic headwinds. While pursuing these deals, Pennant has seen substantial growth in its hospice and home health segment. Pennant in February increased its revolving line of credit […]

Brookdale’s Occupancy Rebound Could Bolster Hospice Business with HCA Deal Pending

An upswing in occupancy in Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) facilities could bode well for the company’s hospice and home health business, which will soon transition to hospital system HCA Healthcare following completion of a $400 million transaction. HCA will assume 80% ownership of the segment with Brookdale retaining a 20% stake.  Senior living occupancy […]

LHC Group Doubles Down on Hospice Deals Despite High Valuations

LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) aims to continue growth of its hospice services as this year unfolds with a number of acquisitions in the works. Record-high multiples for hospice acquisitions are not deterring LHC Group from pursuing those transactions. Hospice deals accounted for 71% of the $502.5 million the company currently earmarked for its M&A pipeline. […]

Addus Poised for Hospice, Home Health Acquisitions

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) has more acquisitions in the works, some of which are expected to occur within the next few months. The company continues to pursue hospice and home health operations located in areas where they already established a presence with their personal care business. Addus launched as a personal care company, and […]

Amedisys Doubling Down on Staff Recruitment & Retention

Hospice and home health provider Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) has been combating employee turnover amid ongoing industry-wide staffing shortages. Hospices nationwide have seen turnover rise during the pandemic even as they work to meet rising demand. Slightly more than 20% of health care workers have considered leaving the field due to stress brought on by the […]

VITAS on Path to Normalization Amid Pandemic Disruption

Restricted access to patients during COVID-19 made for choppy waves last year for VITAS Healthcare, a subsidiary company of Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE), but the company anticipates normalization on the horizon in a post-pandemic landscape. The pandemic’s turbulent tides have continued to disrupt the overall health care system, but signs of recovery are starting to […]

Rising Volume Buoys Encompass Hospice Growth

Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) is benefiting from rising hospice utilization as its health care services segment grows. The company has not yet reached a decision regarding the future of its hospice and home health business, which may be poised for a spin off, merger or sale. While Encompass saw more hospice patients come under its […]

HCA Capitalizing on Growing Demand for Hospice, Home Care

Hospital system HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) has recognized the growing demand for home-based health care services and associated growth opportunities. This formed the impetus for the company’s purchase of an 80% stake in Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) home health and hospice business for $400 million earlier this year.  Bringing care to the home is […]

LHC Group Leaning Hard on Hospice Growth

LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) is determined to expand the scale of its hospice services with heavy emphasis on acquisitions. The company has earmarked $421.5 million for acquisitions during 2021 with 84% of those dollars designated for hospice transactions. LHC Group’s acquisition strategy is focused on co-locating new hospice operations with their existing home health locations, […]