Home health solutions provider Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care recently acquired XL Hospice, a company that provides hospice, primary care, and palliative care consultation services throughout Idaho and Nevada.
“We are very excited to welcome XL Hospice to our family of companies,” said Bob Thomas, PT, President of Signature Hospice, Home Health and Home Care, in a statement. “The philosophy and approach to senior care services of XL Hospice specialized clinical teams and volunteers is right in line with our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve.”
Signature’s purchase of XL Hospice was in “direct response” to the nation’s increasing demand for senior care services generated by the aging population, the company says. Post-acquisition, the improved market reach and combined expertise and resources of the two health care companies is expected to also increase their abilities to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital readmissions.
“Signature has a proven track record of putting the patient at the center of the decisions they make,” said Dwight Olson, LCSW, XL Hospice’s administration. “XL Hospice is enthusiastic to align our services with Signature’s mission as we continue to work toward reducing hospital re-admissions, focus on patient comfort and care, and increase patient satisfaction.”
With the acquisition, Signature Hospice, Home Health, and Home Care has gained 66 hospice employees to its existing 650-strong staff of associates and hundreds of volunteers. The company’s marketplace has also expanded from an existing footprint in Oregon and Washington to include Idaho and Nevada.
Written by Alyssa Gerace