Ascend Hospice Expands to Puerto Rico

Ascend Hospice, a subsidiary of New Jersey-based Ascend Health, is entering the Puerto Rico market through the acquisition of Grace Hospice, which has operations across the island of Puerto Rico, for an undisclosed sum. The business will operate under its new name, Grace Hospice Puerto Rico, and will provide hospice care to those with terminal […]

Cornerstone Acquires Preceptor Health Care

Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc., the hospice and home health subsidiary of the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based health care firm The Ensign Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: ENSG), effective June 1 acquired the assets of Wisconsin-based hospice, home health, and therapy provider Preceptor Health Care. Financial terms were not disclosed. With this acquisition, Ensign operates 27 hospice agencies, in addition to […]

Alleo Health System Acquires Comprehensive Care

Tennessee-based nonprofit Alleo Health System has acquired private duty firm Comprehensive Care, which operates in nine Tennessee counties. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Comprehensive Care, a privately owned for-profit company will transition to nonprofit status following the acquisition’s closing and will be rebranded as Comprehensive Care-Alleo Health System. Comprehensive Care provides companion […]

JourneyCare Acquires Northwestern Memorial Home Health & Hospice Assets

JourneyCare, the largest non-profit, community-based hospice and palliative care provider in Illinois, has acquired Northwestern Memorial HealthCare’s home health and hospice operations for an undisclosed sum. The transaction closed June 1. The purchase extends JourneyCare’s hospice and palliative care footprint in the Chicago metropolitan area to three new counties, for a total of 13, and […]

Hospice M&A Market Going Strong in 2019

All signs point to a strong showing for hospice mergers and acquisitions through the year and into 2020 as companies and investors shy away from home health in anticipation of potential fallout from the forthcoming patient-driven groupings (PDGM) model. Eight hospice acquisitions took place during the first quarter of 2019, up from seven transactions during […]

Brookdale Doubles Down on Building Hospice Portfolio

Brookdale Senior Living Inc., (NYSE: BKD) is expanding its hospice business primarily through de novo activity, including expansion into new markets. Brookdale recently opened hospices in San Jose, Calif., and Detroit, and plans to open a Portland, Ore., location in the second quarter of this year, a company spokesperson told Hospice News. The company currently […]

Halifax County, N.C., to Sell Hospice, Home Health Agency

Commissioners in Halifax Country, N.C., have begun to process of selling the publicly funded Home Health and Hospice of Halifax, due to unsustainable declines in revenue stemming largely from stepped up private sector competition. Prior to the sale, the county must approve a pending resolution authorizing the sale, then hold a public hearing on the […]

Amedisys to ‘Feed the Beast’ for Hospice Segment Growth

Amedisys Inc., (NASDAQ: AMED),the third largest provider of hospice and home health in the United States, is prioritizing expansion of its hospice footprint through acquisitions and de novo activity, as the company cools down its home health care acquisition efforts due to uncertainties regarding the patient driven groupings model (PDGM). A focus on hospice growth […]

Advent International to Acquire Post-Acute, Hospice Provider AccentCare

Global private equity firm Advent International, has agreed to acquire Dallas-based post-acute and hospice provider AccentCare Inc., for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is Advent’s first acquisition in the hospice and home health space, company representatives told Hospice News. Advent will purchase the company from Oak Hill Partners, a private equity company based in New […]

Jet Health Enters Hospice Market with First Choice Acquisition

Irvine, Calif.-based home health provider Jet Health Inc., has entered the hospice market with the acquisition of Boise, Idaho-based First Choice Home Health and Hospice for an undisclosed amount. First Choice, initially a home health provider, began offering hospice care in 2012 after completing a merger with area hospice A Better Way Home. The company […]