SSM Health Acquires Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis

The Missouri-based health system SSM Health has acquired the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA). Financial terms are confidential. VNA provides a range of home-based services, including hospice care, Advanced Illness Management (AIM), community-based palliative care, private duty care, Visit-A-Bit, vaccination, wellness and music appreciation programs. The organization will now become part of […]

Aspirus Health System Expands Hospice Footprint in Michigan

Wisconsin-based Aspirus Health System has expanded its hospice and palliative care programs to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The services will operate under the nonprofit system’s Aspirus at Home Brand. Aspirus’ 11,000 employees provide care through four hospitals in Michigan and 13 in Wisconsin, in addition to 75 clinics, home health and hospice agencies, pharmacies nursing homes, […]

Hoag Memorial Hospital Unveils Hospice, Home Health Subsidiary

California-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has launched a home care and hospice venture. Branded as Hoag at Home, the company will offer preventive medicine, diagnostics, treatment and recovery services throughout Orange County in its home state. Hoag cited the rapidly rising aging population as a factor in its decision to bring care into patients’ residences. By […]

Saratoga Hospital Expands Palliative Care Program Beyond Inpatients

New York state-based Saratoga Hospice has launched a community-based palliative care program, citing increased demand for those services. This continues a trend in recent years of acute care providers moving into home-based care. Saratoga Hospital for many years has provided palliative care to their inpatients. This expanded program will extend their reach into patient homes […]

Hospitals Increasingly Offering Home-Based Palliative Care

At a time when more health care stakeholders are recognizing the value of home-based care, a rising number of hospitals and health systems are expanding their services into the community, particularly when it comes to palliative care.  Home-based palliative care could reduce societal health care costs by $103 billion nationwide within two decades, according to […]

LHC Group Joint Venture Completes Missouri Acquisitions

LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) along with joint venture partner Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) have completed an acquisition of a Mexico, Mo.-based hospice agency from nonprofit health system SSM Health. The purchase also included two home health agencies, also based in Missouri communities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The three acquired […]

LHC Group ‘Intensely Focused’ on Hospice Growth

The LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) is fueling its hospice growth engine through the company’s hallmark joint venture strategy as well as new acquisitions, according to CFO Josh Proffitt, speaking at the William Blair 2019 Growth Stock Conference in Chicago. LHC Group has targeted an additional 130 markets for hospice expansion in areas where they already […]

LHC Group Joint Venture Acquires SSM Health Hospice Assets

Joint venture partners LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG) and Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) have entered an agreement to purchase one hospice agency in Mexico, Mo., as well as two home health agencies, one located in Jefferson City, Mo. Financial terms of the transaction were undisclosed. The joint venture expects the transaction to close before […]