Seven Hospice Providers Form Advanced Illness Partners Direct Contracting Venture

A group of seven hospice and senior care providers have formed Advanced Illness Partners (AIP), a joint venture partnership geared for participation in the direct contracting payment models from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Several of the models are slated to launch in April, with a geographic direct contracting option coming in 2022.  […]

Pennant Group Unveils Two Hospice Start-Ups

Cornerstone Healthcare, the hospice and home health subsidiary of the Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG) has opened two de novo hospice agencies: Everett-Wash.-based Alpha Home Health and Hospice and Peaceful Heart Hospice, located in Murrieta, Calif. Alpha, which already provided home health services, received a certificate of need from the Washington State Department of Health […]

Pennant Group Purchases Hospice Locations from Signature Health Care at Home

Hospice, home health and senior living company The Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG), has acquired the assets of two hospice providers, sold by Signature Health Care at Home, each with multiple locations throughout southeastern Idaho and northern Utah. The company also purchased two home health agencies serving those regions. Financial terms of the transactions were […]

Cornerstone Acquires Hospice of Missoula

Cornerstone Healthcare, a subsidiary of hospice, home health and senior living company the Pennant Group (NASDAQ: PNTG), has purchased Montana-based Hospice of Missoula for an undisclosed amount, marking the company’s first foray into that state’s market.  Pennant indicated that the company intended to seek out further acquisition opportunities throughout 2020, targeting strategic and underperforming organizations […]

AngMar Medical Holdings Enters Hospice Market Via Acquisition

Mansfield, Texas-based home health provider AngMar Medical Holdings Inc., has entered the hospice space with the acquisition of its first agency, located in Wichita, Kan. The location will operate under AngMar’s new brand, Angels Care Hospice. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  The name of the acquired hospice in Wichita is confidential per […]

Addus Completes $130 Million Purchase of Hospice Partners of America

Hospice and home health care provider Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS) has completed a $130 million purchase of Birmingham, Ala.-based Hospice Partners of American, LLC. The $130 million purchase price represents $118 million of value, net the present value of $11.6 billion of estimated tax benefits, according to Addus. The Hospice Partners transaction was funded […]

Towerbrook, Ascension Health to Acquire Compassus for $1 Billion

Private equity firm Towerbrook Capital Partners and health system Ascension Health have agreed to purchase the Nashville-based hospice provider Compassus at a valuation of $1 billion, with multiples of EBITDA in the low teens, PEHub.com reported.  The two companies will split ownership of Compassus down the middle, each holding an equal stake, according to PEHub.com. […]

Three Oaks Hospice Opens Its Doors, Completes Three Acquisitions

Private equity-backed Three Oaks Hospice, based in Texas, has acquired three hospice agencies in Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. Three Oaks began operating in May. The three acquisitions — Total Hospice & Palliative Care, ABS Palliative and Hospice Care and Fellowship Hospice — increase the hospice’s referral network to more than 200 sources, enabling […]

Hospice Sees Uptick in M&A Activity During Q2 2019

The hospice mergers & acquisitions market continues to be robust. Fourteen hospice transactions took place during the second quarter of 2019, up from eight hospice-related acquisitions during the first quarter, according to a report from M&A advisory firm Mertz-Taggart.  The hospice merger and acquisitions market has been thriving in recent years, with several top providers […]

The Ensign Group Acquires Agape Hospice & Palliative Care

Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc., the hospice and home health subsidiary of The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENSG), has acquired the assets of Tucson, Ariz.-based Agape Hospice and Palliative Care. Financial terms were not disclosed.  Agape will not rebrand as a result of this transaction and will retain staff and management. The hospice will become part of […]