Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice Rebrands To ‘Andwell Health Partners’

The Maine-based Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice is rebranding to “better reflect its evolutions and future,” and will be operating under the name Andwell Health Partners moving forward.

“As we continue to grow and evolve, we realized that the name Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice no longer accurately reflected who we are, where we are going and who we serve,” Andwell board chair Debra Fournier said in a statement. “The new name, Andwell Health Partners, better encompasses everything the organization does. We’re now the largest independent, nonprofit, home- and community-based health care organization in Maine.”

Andwell – formerly Androscoggin – is a nonprofit operator that employs more than 500 workers across all 16 counties in Maine. The company was founded in 1966, and has expanded past just home health care over the years to provide hospice, palliative, behavioral health and pediatric care services to patients.

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Its president and CEO, Ken Albert, has served on the board of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) for a number of years, including as chairperson of the board.

The word Andwell is “an amalgamation of the organization’s history, mission and services,” the company said. Specifically, the “And” makes reference to Androscoggin, the “Well” emphasizes the focus on health and wellbeing and “Dwell” evokes its home-based care focus.

Health Partners, the second part of the name, “represents the organization’s mission to be a trusted partner to its patients and clients, with a focus on wellness, not illness.”

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“We collaborate with hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations,” Albert said in a statement. “We’re proud they choose us time and again as their preferred partner for home- and community-based health care. We are proud of our important place on the health care continuum, and we know that Andwell Health Partners reflects our true evolution and vision. Our name may have changed, but our heart hasn’t. We are still the same great people, and we are still committed to enhancing quality of life by providing innovative and compassionate health care for all.”

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