Average Hospice Director Salary Up Nearly 2.3% 

Hospice directors on average saw their compensation bumped up close to 2.3% during the past year, with slightly smaller increases for nurses, aides and non-exempt employees, according to a new report published by the Hospital & Health Care Compensation Services in collaboration with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Directors of hospice […]

LHC Group, LifePoint Joint Venture Acquires Saline Memorial Hospice

LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and its joint venture partner LifePoint Health have acquired Bryant, Ark.-based Saline Memorial Hospice, as well as Saline Memorial Home Health, for an undisclosed amount. Both agencies are affiliated with Saline Memorial Hospital, also in Bryant, Ark.  LHC Group anticipates that the transaction, expected to close on Jan. 1, 2020, would […]

Heart of Hospice Acquires Heartstrings

Charleston, S.C.-based Heart of Hospice, LLC, a subsidiary of Evening Post Industries (EPI) Group, has purchased Heartstrings Hospice for an undisclosed sum. Heartstrings will transition to the Heart of Hospice brand. Heartstrings will expand the Heart of Hospice footprint in South Carolina. The company presently serves more than 1,500 patients from 17 locations is Arkansas, […]

Amedisys to Purchase Asana Hospice

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Asana Hospice for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close Jan. 1, 2020. Amedisys has been doubling down on hospice acquisitions this year, building up its hospice footprint as the company braces for disruption to its home health care business stemming […]

Traditions Health Acquires Pathways Hospice

Hospice and home health provider Traditions Health, LLC, has acquired Tucson, Ariz.-based Pathways Hospice for an undisclosed amount.  Traditions, based in College Station, Texas, provides hospice, home health care and consulting services to more than 1,800 patients in Texas, California and Arizona. Traditions is a portfolio company of family-owned investment firm Dorilton Capital Advisors.   Traditions […]

LHC Group Acquires Hospices in Arizona, Idaho

Hospice and home health care provider LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) and its joint venture partner Lifepoint Health has agreed acquired two hospices — Casa de la Paz Hospice in Sierra Vista, Arizona; and St. Joseph Family Hospice in Lewiston, Idaho — in separate transactions for undisclosed amounts. The companies expect to close the transactions on […]

Pennant Group Hits Home Run with Q3 M&A, Hospice Census Growth

Acquisitions and a nearly 30% rise in hospice patient census gave a substantial boost to third quarter earnings at the Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG). Pennant emerged earlier this year as a hospice, home health and senior living spin-off from The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG). As part of the spin off, Ensign’s stockholders were given […]

Hospice Drives Brookdale’s Health Care Segment Growth

Hospice business is the engine behind Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) health care services segment revenues in the third quarter. The segment’s earnings rose 3% in Q3 despite a 1% dip in home health revenue due to high salesforce turnover and customer service issues.  The company has worked to expand its hospice operations this year, […]

Rising Admissions Fuels Growth at VITAS Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare has seen substantial growth in same-store admissions during the third quarter of the year, boosting its revenues, according to financial results posted by the hospice provider’s parent company, Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE). VITAS admissions rose 4.4% from Q3 2018’s numbers to 17,131 patients. This is slightly stronger than the company’s second-quarter 2019 admissions […]

Acquisitions Spur Amedisys’ Hospice Growth

Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is continuing to use acquisitions to build up its hospice footprint as the company braces for disruption to its home health care business stemming from the forthcoming transition to the patient driven groupings model (PDGM).  In the third quarter of 2019 Amedisys hospice segment revenue rose to $162 million, a 57% […]