Addus to Acquire Gentiva’s Personal Care Business in $350M Deal

Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gentiva’s personal care business for about $350 million. Gentiva’s personal care segment brings in annual revenues of close to $280.0 million. Post-transaction, Addus will continue with a leverage ratio of less than 3x, with the ability to further that amount with the […]

Gentiva Engineers Unique Palliative Care Payment System Via AIM Program

Gentiva Health Services has committed to expanding its recently established Advanced Illness Management (AIM) palliative care model in 2024, including its unique approach to reimbursement. The company has its roots in the former Kindred at Home. Once among the nation’s largest home health and hospice providers, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) acquired the company in 2021. […]

Hospice Investors to Watch in 2024

Though the number of hospice M&A deals plummeted in 2023 compared to prior years, deals are still being made, and the industry may see a rebound in 2024. Transaction volume declined in the hospice and home-based care space in 2023, following the two record-breaking prior years. Only three hospice deals took place in the third […]

VITAS, Gentiva, Home Health & Hospice Care Expand Inpatient Services; Banner Health Shutters Hospice Programs in Phoenix

VITAS Healthcare Expands Hospital-Based Inpatient Hospice Center Chemed Corp. (NYSE: CHE) VITAS Healthcare recently expanded its inpatient hospice care unit at the Florida-based Broward Health Medical Center. The inpatient facility now has 12 patient beds, up from eight prior to the renovations. VITAS expects to serve roughly 550 patients annually at the center. “VITAS is […]

How PE Firms Are Adjusting Hospice Exit Strategies in a Shifting Market

Private equity firms typically turn around and sell an asset within three to five years post-acquisition. However, some may slow that cycle down in today’s economic environment. The presence of private equity firms in the hospice arena has expanded exponentially during the past several years. But this year, deal volume slowed across the board. While […]

ProMedica Scales Down Operations; New Inpatient Facilities Open at Beacon Hospice, Holy Name Medical Center, The Hansen House

ProMedica Shutters Two Home Health Locations ProMedica is shuttering two home health and hospice programs in Ohio and Michigan. The closures will take effect in November. The closures are part of the nonprofit health system’s strategic plans to divest its home health care services, the company indicated in a letter penned to the Ohio Department […]

The Most Significant Hospice Deals So Far in 2023

Thus far in 2023, hospice merger and acquisition activity has deviated from prior years. This year is distinctive because of factors such as valuations, asset sizes and the mix of buyers. A number of trends have shifted. The last five years saw record-breaking multiples in the hospice space and private equity-backed platform deals were among […]

Gentiva Expands with Mississippi De Novo

On the heels of its $710 million acquisition of Heartland Hospice, Gentiva has opened a do novo in Mississippi. The new location will serve 10 Mississippi counties, adding to the company’s more than 430 locations across 38 states. “It is amazing and today it is groundbreaking to come out here in the community,” the location’s […]

Regulatory Pressures Contributing to M&A Slump

Regulatory challenges have contributed to the hospice sector’s current M&A slump, but this year’s volume nevertheless aligns with experts’ forecasts. In addition to those pressures, the industry is also in a cooling period in which companies focus on integrating the assets that many acquired during flurries of activity in 2021 and 2022, according to Mark […]