Florida Awards Chapters Health CON for Pinellas County Expansion

Florida-headquartered Chapters Health System recently received a green light to advance on expansion plans across the state’s west central coast. In August, post-acute care provider Chapters set its sights on expanding its hospice business into Florida’s Pinellas County. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) recently awarded the company a certificate of need (CON) […]

New Hospice Facilities Launch Ahead While Others Halt

New hospice facilities and grief centers are cropping up across the country, while a California inpatient facility is reopening following a temporary closure due to the pandemic.  Meanwhile, construction of a hospice house in Maryland has ground to a halt. COVID-19, along with the current economic environment, have adversely affected the sustainability of these facilities. […]

Care Hospice Acquires Hospice of Chattanooga, Alleo Health System

Care Hospice has purchased the assets of Tennessee-based nonprofit Hospice of Chattanooga and its parent organization, Alleo Health System. As a result of the transaction, Chattanooga and Alleo will transition to for-profit status. Financial terms were undisclosed. Alleo and its affiliates care for patients in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama. The organization was established […]

Alleo Health System’s Greg Phelps: Reform Hospice Education to Combat Workforce Burnout

Staffing shortages have been weighing heavily on the minds of hospice and palliative care organization leaders in recent years. The hospice and palliative care workforce has been shrinking due to staff retirement, burnout and limited opportunities for specialty training. The United States has 13.35 hospice and palliative care specialists for every 100,000 adults 65 and […]

Alleo Expands Teen Grief Program’s Reach

Hospice providers across the country have revamped bereavement support during a time of isolation and loss as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Tennessee-based Alleo Health System has expanded its teen grief programming, taking group counseling and other outlets of support in the last year to help meet their unique needs. Alleo Health System adapted their bereavement […]

Alleo Health Launches Palliative Care Initiative for Cardiac Patients

Tennessee-based Alleo Health System, the parent company of Hospice of Chattanooga and Palliative Care Services, has developed a hospice and palliative care program customized for cardiac disease patients, dubbed the Heart Touch Journey Program. Among the program’s goals is reducing hospitalizations and readmissions among patients suffering from diseases of the heart and allow them to […]

Hospices Leverage Technology to Continue Children’s Grief Services

Hospice providers have been redesigning bereavement care programs due to the need for social distancing during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shifting from in-person to virtual grief support. As summer picks up steam, some organizations are also taking their grief camp programs for children online. LifePath Hospice and Good Shepherd Hospice took their annual weekend grief […]

9/11 Survivors Turning To Hospice Care

Hospices have grown adept at caring for the unique needs of special populations such as pediatric patients and veterans, but more and more are encountering patients whose illnesses stem from exposures to toxic substances in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in […]

Tennessee Hospice Forms Multi-state Health System

Tennessee-based Hospice of Chattanooga has rebranded its network of hospice and palliative care providers as Alleo Health System. “Over the last few years, Hospice of Chattanooga has experienced tremendous growth as we have expanded both in geographic reach and scope of services,” Tracy Wood, president and CEO of Hospice of Chattanooga said. “As we continue […]