Hospices Fight Rising Turnover During Pandemic

Staff turnover and burnout have been higher since the coronavirus pandemic first hit the nation. Hospices are adopting strategies to stem the tide, with providers increasingly working to build career paths for nurses and other hospice staff. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on hospice staff since its onset. Slightly more than 20% […]

Health System Investment in Hospice Unlikely to Become A Trend

Despite recent hospice and home-based care acquisitions involving health systems, such transactions are unlikely to become a common practice during 2021 and 2022. However, health systems are taking a closer look at companies that provide non-medical assistance to help seniors age in place.  Firms that guide providers through the mergers and acquisitions processes are not […]

SPACs Build Momentum in Hospice M&A Market

Rising interest from special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) could make competition in an already active hospice M&A market more fierce in coming years. Like private equity and other investors, SPACs are drawn to hospice by surging demographic tailwinds from the aging population.  SPACs are formed with the sole intent of raising capital for the purpose of […]

LHC Group Launches Hospice, Home Health Recruitment Blitz

LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) is stepping up efforts to recruit clinical staff to match the home health and hospice provider’s rate of expansion. The company foresees 8% growth in same-store hospice admissions during 2021 and is rapidly hiring clinicians to keep up with demand.  Hospice providers often face unique recruitment challenges, particularly because medical, nursing, […]

LHC Group, Orlando Health JV Acquires Bayfront

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Orlando Health have expanded their joint venture with the realignment of Bayfront Home Health Services in the St. Petersburg, Fla., market. LHC Group owned Bayfront individually prior to this transaction; control of the organization now transfers to the joint venture.  LHC Group finalized its joint venture with Orlando Health […]

LHC Group Leaning Hard on Hospice Growth

LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) is determined to expand the scale of its hospice services with heavy emphasis on acquisitions. The company has earmarked $421.5 million for acquisitions during 2021 with 84% of those dollars designated for hospice transactions. LHC Group’s acquisition strategy is focused on co-locating new hospice operations with their existing home health locations, […]

LHC Group Builds New Pathways for Hospice Growth Via JVs

Joint venture partnerships will be key to fueling expansion into the hospice space for national home health and hospice provider LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG). Accelerated growth in 2021 and beyond will focus on a differentiated strategy that includes the company’s successful joint ventures (JVs). LHC Group provides hospice, home health, and facility- and community-based […]

LHC Group Completes Three Acquisitions in Oklahoma and Arizona

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) has finalized the acquisitions of Grace Hospice in Tulsa, Okla., as well as two affiliated providers in Mesa, Ariz., East Valley Hospice and East Valley Palliative Care. The Grace transaction marks LHC Group’s entry into the Oklahoma hospice market, where the company already has a home health presence. LHC Group’s […]