Seasons, AccentCare VP: Hospice Education Essential for Underserved Communities

The Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care/AccentCare has appointed Nicole McCann-Davis as associate vice president of health equity and access. In this newly created position, she will oversee the company’s efforts to foster equity, diversity and inclusion among staff and its patient population. Seasons and AccentCare merged in late 2020, but the two segments have retained […]

Pandemic Reshaping Hospice Bereavement Care

The coronavirus pandemic has been reshaping the ways hospices provide bereavement care. Many providers have taken these services online as COVID-19 forced the need to socially distance, with hospices working quickly to implement new technology platforms. Given these investments, many of these changes will likely extend into the long term. The U.S. Centers for Medicare […]

Physician Offices an Engine for Hospice Referral Growth

New physician relationships are anticipated to be a major opportunity for referral partnership growth in 2021 among hospice providers. Communicating the value of hospice care to physicians will be an important key to developing and sustaining this largely untapped area of referring relationships.  Demographics, evolving payment models and shifts in patient accessibility during COVID-19 are […]

AccentCare Expands Executive Team with New COO Chris Dimos

Hospice and home health provider AccentCare has installed Chris Dimos as the company’s first chief operations officer. Dimos comes to AccentCare after serving as president of retail solutions at McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services, a segment of McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK), a Fortune 10 company.  Dimos began his health care career as a pharmacist and moved […]

Top Hospice Trends to Watch in 2021

The year 2020 brought unprecedented disruption to the hospice space, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The outbreak strained providers ability to provide care, access patients in homes and facilities and to maintain a healthy bottom line in light of lost revenues and rising costs.  Despite these challenges and economic headwinds, hospices adapted, improvised and […]

AccentCare, Seasons Hospice Complete Merger

Post-acute care company AccentCare and Rosemont, Ill.-based Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care have completed their planned merger, having cleared customary regulatory and governance hurdles. The combined company will provide a full continuum of home-based health care services, including hospice, palliative care, home health care and personal care. AccentCare is a portfolio company of the private equity […]

AccentCare, Seasons Hospice Pursue Seamless Care Continuum, Hospital-at-Home

Via their upcoming merger, AccentCare and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care are integrating their business lines to create a home-based health system providing a spectrum of post-acute care services. Meanwhile, the companies are investigating ways to provide more advanced care in the home setting.   AccentCare is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Advent […]

[UPDATED] AccentCare and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care to Merge

Post-acute care company AccentCare will merge with Rosemont, Ill.-based Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. The combined company will provide a full continuum of home-based health care services, including hospice, palliative care, home health care and personal care. AccentCare is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Advent International, which purchased the provider from Oak […]

New AccentCare-Fairview Venture to Provide Hospice Care in Minnesota

AccentCare Inc. is establishing a new post-acute care organization with Fairview Health Services, which will offer hospice, home health and other care. AccentCare will be majority owner of the company with Fairview maintaining 20% ownership.  The newly formed company, branded as AccentCare® Fairview, will be Fairview’s preferred post-acute provider and will serve patients throughout Minnesota. […]

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 […]