Business Briefs: Ensign Group, Amedisys

The Ensign Group Acquires Home Health and Hospice Operations in Oklahoma City

The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG), parent company of Ensign, said a subsidiary of Cornerstone Healthcare, Ensign’s home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary, acquired Excell Home Care and Hospice and Excell Private Care Services in Oklahoma City. The deal was effective Nov. 1.

The move marks Ensign’s entry into Oklahoma. As a result, Cornerstone subsidiaries operate 20 home health operations, 22 hospice operations and four home care operations in 11 states.

Cornerstone President Daniel Walker reaffirmed that Cornerstone is seeking additional opportunities to acquire home health, hospice and home care operations across the U.S., whether they are struggling or well-performing.

Amedisys Adopts CellTrak’s For Personal Care Division

CellTrak Technologies and Amedisys expanded their 12-year relationship, with Amedisys’ Personal Care division to use CellTrak’s Care Delivery Management solution.

Amedisys’ Personal Care division provides personal care services to more than 15,000 seniors. The Care Delivery Management solution has previously been used by Amedisys’ Home Health division.

Amedisys’ providers will use the CellTrak mobile app to electronically verify visits, manage schedules, document visit data and automatically record timesheets and mileage. Agency office staff can use a connected desktop portal to track caregiver locations, monitor schedules and send secure messages.

24Hr HomeCare Teams Up with the American Red Cross 

24Hr HomeCare partnered with the American Red Cross to train their caregivers on emergency and disaster preparedness.

Through the American Red Cross PrepareU training program, the two organizations have trained 2,690 24Hr HomeCare Caregivers. The program covers creating an emergency kit, forming a plan and being informed.

Hospice Source Completes Its Fourth Acquisition

Hospice Source, a full-service, national medical equipment and respiratory therapy provider focused on hospice based in Carrollton, Texas, purchased Gainesville, Georgia-based Home Medical Professionals.

The move adds six service locations for Hospice Source and expands its geographical footprint into the greater Atlanta and Georgia markets.

Written by Maggie Flynn

Maggie Flynn
Business reporter
When she's not working, Maggie enjoys running, reading, writing and sports, in no particular order. Favorite things include murder mysteries, Lake Michigan and the Pittsburgh Penguins.