How Health Equity Impacts Hospices’ Bottom Lines

More hospices nationwide have increasingly recognized the value proposition of expanding their reach into untapped and underserved populations and geographic markets. Aside from increased access, census volumes and quality, health equity’s return on investment can also include a better recruitment and retention outlook, according to David Turner, vice president of special projects and initiatives at […]

St. Croix Hospice Launches Specialty Wound Care Program

St. Croix Hospice has launched a new specialty program focused on wound care. The Minnesota-based provider has hired a number of board-certified wound and ostomy clinicians to operate the new program, its eighth specialty care service. St. Croix Hospice is a portfolio company of the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital. “The Wound Care Specialty Program […]

4 For-Profit Hospice Providers to Watch in 2023

The hospice space — and the health care system at large — is in a state of flux, driven by value-based reimbursement models, an expanding home-based care continuum and industry-changing transactions. Halfway through the year, Hospice News’ “Four Providers to Watch,” exemplifies the ways that hospice operators are trying to not only to keep up […]

St. Croix Expands Further in Kansas

St. Croix Hospice is continuing its meteoric expansion in the Midwest with a new location in Manhattan, Kansas. This marks the company’s third de novo in as many weeks. Within the past 10 days, the Minnesota-based company christened a new office in Newton, Iowa, and a second in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As part of its […]

St. Croix Expands in Midwest with 2 De Novos

St. Croix Hospice launched two de novos this week, one in Newton, Iowa, and a second in Green Bay, Wisconsin. These additions are among a spate of new locations for the Minnesota-headquartered hospice provider. In 2022 through February of this year, the company launched six other de novos, located in Wisconsin, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, […]

St. Croix Hospice CMO Mayo: Clinical, Medical Onboarding Critical to Growth

After seeing firsthand the person-centered multidisciplinary care that hospices provide, St. Croix Hospice’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Mayo felt drawn to the field. As a descendant of the Mayo Clinic’s founders, his connection to medicine runs deep. While working in family medicine, hospitals and nursing homes, he started “moonlighting” in hospice, which ultimately took […]

St. Croix Hospice Opens Wisconsin De Novo

St. Croix Hospice has expanded in Wisconsin, opening its 14th location in the state. The de novo is located in the Chippewa Falls community. St. Croix, a portfolio company of the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, now has 200 interdisciplinary team members serving 65 Wisconsin counties. “We have been serving the state of Wisconsin for […]

Study: Machine Learning Prompts Earlier Advance Care Planning, Reduces High-Cost Care

Mortality predictions and behavioral nudges by machine learning systems are associated with increased advance care planning utilization and reductions in high-acuity care. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently studied the effectiveness of machine learning algorithms in identifying high-risk cancer patients nearing the last six months of life between June 17, 2019 and April 20, […]

St. Croix Hospice Moves Into Indiana with Adaptive Deal

Minnesota-based St. Croix Hospice has been on a quest to conquer the Midwest through acquisitions and de novos. The company today announced its purchase of Adaptive Hospice from Help at Home, which brings St. Croix three new locations and a foothold in Indiana — the 10th state in their footprint. The hospice provider is a […]