AccentCare Extends Footprint With Expanded Joint Venture

On the heels of several recently announced joint ventures, one home health care provider is expanding its service footprint in another deal.

AccentCare announced the expansion of its existing home health joint venture with Asante, a Medford, Oregon-based health system. The broadened partnership will absorb Asante’s Ashland Home Health into the AccentCare brand and will create a preferred provider relationship with AccentCare across the entire Asante service area.

Dallas-based AccentCare is a nationwide provider of post-acute health care and specialized care management that operates under several regional brand names and has 145 locations across eleven states. AccentCare employs 20,000 professionals and provides care to 89,000 individuals a year, according to a press release.

Asante provides medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California.

AccentCare’s joint venture home health company with Asante has been in operation for eight years.

“As coordinated, integrated care becomes an ever more important priority, many health systems are focusing on extending their care into the home,” AccentCare’s Chief Medical Officer Gregory Sheff told HHCN.

The expanded partnership will allow AccentCare to provide clinically integrated home care across Asante’s footprint in southwest Oregon and will close no later than November 1, AccentCare told Home Health Care News.

“Our growing partnership with AccentCare will offer our patients improved access to a broader range of home health services, including specialty programs and telemarketing,” said Asante Executive Vice President Scott Kelly in the press release. “The expanded array of services will provide continuity as our patients transition from the hospital to other modes of treatment.”

This is the latest in a series of acquisitions and joint ventures that AccentCare has launched in the past year, including the acquisition of Jackson, Mississippi-based home health and hospice provider Sta-Home, a joint venture with Dallas-based health care system Baylor Scott & White, and a joint venture deal with Los Angeles-based health care system UCLA Health.

Written by Elizabeth Jakaitis

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