Agape Care Names New Palliative Medical Director; Silverado Taps New Sales VP

Agape Care Names New Palliative Medical Director Agape Care Group, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners has appointed Kari Bradford, a doctor of nursing practice, as its new palliative medical director. In this role, Bradford will lead the organization’s integrated palliative care program model with an additional focus on growing the workforce. She will […]

Why Hospice Providers Are Ready to Spend Big on Technology

Hospice providers have increasingly turned to technology to connect with hard-to-reach patients, streamline back-office functions and stay ahead of the curve on worsening health conditions. Many operators have likewise leveraged tech to better engage employees in hopes of stronger recruitment and retention. The year ahead is likely to bring significantly more technology investment as well, […]

Hospices Strengthening Ties to Tech, Pharmacy Companies to Support Families, Staff

Hospices are increasingly leveraging technology and pharmaceutical partnerships to better address the needs of patients and families and improve financial and operational efficiencies. Hospices have leaned heavily on technology during the pandemic, turning to telehealth to remain connected to patients and their families. Hospices have also increasingly leveraged technology to build operational efficiencies during widespread […]

Hospices Face ‘Astronomical’ Costs to Attract and Keep Staff

Hospices are allocating more financial and operational resources on staffing initiatives than ever before to remain afloat and grow. Recruitment and retention have been top of mind for hospice providers amid ongoing workforce shortages that have only worsened with the pandemic. More than 67% of the 203 hospice care professionals surveyed indicated that staffing would […]

Hospices Leverage Tech To Combat Staffing Woes

Hospices are beginning to leverage technologies used to identify eligible patients in need to recruit and retain staff amid ongoing workforce shortages. Systems like artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics, and machine learning have helped providers identify eligible patients sooner in their disease process. Hospices are now applying those tools to help relieve industry-wide labor pressures. […]

Agape Care’s New M&A VP, New CEO Takes Helm at Community Hospice

Agape Care Group Appoints M&A VP Alex Ferguson has stepped into the role of senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Agape Care Group. The South Carolina-based hospice and palliative care provider is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners. In his new role, Ferguson will assess and prioritize M&A […]

St. Croix Expands in Illinois, Acquires Lexington Hospice Care

St. Croix Hospice has acquired Lombard, Ill.-based Lexington Hospice Care. The company entered the Illinois market last year through a prior transaction. Financial terms were undisclosed. St. Croix, which is backed by the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has been on an expansion blitz for at least the past three years, with a focus on […]

Hospice M&A to Stay Hot as Home Health Picks Up Steam

Mergers-and-acquisition activity continues to boom in the hospice space this year. Deal volume may exceed the record number from the prior two years. As many as 61% of the 203 hospice care professionals who responded to a recent Hospice News Outlook Survey and Report said they anticipate that hospice M&A activity will increase during 2022. […]

St. Croix Hospice Grows With Kansas De Novo

Minnesota-based St. Croix Hospice has expanded in Kansas with a de novo in the Overland Park Community, near the Kansas City metropolitan area. This follows six new locations the company opened in 2021, in addition to seven during 2020. St. Croix is backed by the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, which acquired the hospice provider […]

St. Croix Expands with Minnesota De Novo

St. Croix Hospice continues to grow, now with a new location in Baxter, Minn. This is the company’s sixth de novo in 2021, following an additional seven that opened during 2020. St. Croix is backed by the private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, which acquired the hospice provider last year from the Vistria Group for an […]