Hospices May Regain Access to Nursing Homes As Vaccines Roll Out

The rate of COVID-19 infections is declining among residents of long term care facilities, largely due to vaccinations. This is good news for hospice providers who have been struggling to gain access to facility-bound patients during the pandemic. Long term care facilities have been among the hardest hit by the killer virus. To date, more […]

Top 2021 Hospice Worries: Accessing Facility-Bound Patients, Staffing

Regaining regular access to hospice patients in nursing homes, assisted living or other facilities is a top concern for providers, along with ongoing staffing shortages that pre-date the pandemic, according to organization leaders who responded to Hospice News 2021 Outlook Survey.  The 2021 Hospice News Outlook Survey and Report, sponsored by Homecare Homebase, is informed […]

Three Oaks Hospice Acquires Hospice Partners of Kansas

Private equity-backed Three Oaks Hospice has purchased Hospice Partners of Kansas for an undisclosed amount. The transaction marks the Texas-based company’s entry into the Kansas and Missouri markets.  During 2019, Three Oaks Hospice received more than $21 million in private equity backing from Granite Growth Health Partners, Health Velocity Capital and Petra Capital Partners. The […]

Hospice CEOs Confident on Industry Performance During Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic has set off global economic shockwaves, pushing the nation and much of the world into a deepening recession. While hospices have taken significant financial blows stemming from the outbreak, leaders in the space have displayed confidence that hospice remains a recession-proof industry. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has indicated that […]

Three Oaks Bullish on Hospice Growth

Texas-based Three Oaks Hospice entered the market in May 2019 and almost immediately completed three acquisitions. A year later, the organization is poised for continued expansion via acquisitions and de novos.  The company expects to extend its reach to a number of new markets within its home state of Texas during the second quarter of […]

Three Oaks Hospice Purchases Peace Hospice & Palliative Care

Dallas-based Three Oaks Hospice has acquired Peace Hospice & Palliative Care in Naperville, Ill., for an undisclosed amount. Relatively new to the hospice arena, Three Oaks opened its doors in May 2019 and jumped quickly into the mergers and acquisitions market with the September purchase of three hospices in the company’s home state of Texas. […]

Hospice Saw Largest 2019 M&A Deals in Care-at-Home Sector

Hospice led the charge on mergers and acquisitions during 2019. Dollar amounts for hospice transactions surpassed those in similar markets such as home health care, even though fewer deals occurred last year in the hospice, home health care and home care spaces than in 2018, according to a new quarterly M&A report from advisory firm […]

Strong Management, Geography Attract Private Equity Investors to Hospices

Effective management and geographic location are two key factors that can determine whether a private equity firm will invest in a hospice.  Private equity interest in the hospice market has been on the rise, driven by the fragmented nature of the industry, increased acceptance of palliative care services, the aging population, the changing regulatory landscape, […]

Hospice M&A Market Goes Strong in Third Quarter

The hospice space saw at least 10 hospice merger & acquisition transactions during the third quarter, a slight dip from the second quarter in which 14 transactions took place. Despite this decline, the hospice M&A market continues to go strong. The hospice merger and acquisitions market has been thriving in recent years, with several top […]

Three Oaks Hospice Opens Its Doors, Completes Three Acquisitions

Private equity-backed Three Oaks Hospice, based in Texas, has acquired three hospice agencies in Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. Three Oaks began operating in May. The three acquisitions — Total Hospice & Palliative Care, ABS Palliative and Hospice Care and Fellowship Hospice — increase the hospice’s referral network to more than 200 sources, enabling […]