Two Nonprofit Home Health Owners in Talks to Merge

Two major nonprofit health systems are in talks to merge, according to new reports. And each organization has a considerable presence in the home health care market. Englewood, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and San Francisco-based Dignity Health have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore their alignment, the organizations announced in a press […]

Editor’s Picks: Almost Family’s $128 Million Joint Venture

Go Cubs go! That’s what we’re all saying here in our Chicago newsroom as we cheer on the Chicago Cubs in their attempt to make it to World Series. While we’ve been root-root-rooting for our home team, we were also sure to bring our readers the latest happenings across the home health care landscape. At […]

Home Health M&A Trends: Deal Volume Rose, Dollar Value Fell

For years, there existed an inverse relationship between the number of home health and hospice transactions and their total dollar value. In general, as the number of home health and hospice transactions climbed between 2012 and 2014, the total transaction dollar value declined, according to the second edition of the “Health Care Mergers & Acquisitions […]

Amedisys Expands Private Duty Footprint With $4.4 Million Acquisition

One of the nation’s largest home health care and hospice companies is expanding its private duty footprint with a $4.4 million deal announced Monday. Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Amedisys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Professional Profiles, Inc., a personal care company headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, the […]

Home Health Deals Double Year Over Year

The home health care industry continued its streak of mergers and acquisition activity in the second quarter of the year, as the number of deals doubled during the quarter compared to the same time period in 2015, according to a recent report. During the second quarter, there were 12 home health and hospice care deals in […]

Kindred’s Arkansas Deal Met with Backlash, Skepticism

It has been almost one month since Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) entered into a $39 million agreement to acquire the in-home health care operations from the Arkansas Department of Health, and the dust has far from settled. The deal between the state and the nation’s largest home health care provider has been met with skepticism […]

Bayada to Transfer Ownership to New Foundation, Forgoing Sale

One of the top ten largest U.S. home health companies is giving away its business to a newly created charity organization in what might be the first succession plan of its kind for the home health care industry. Founder and President of Pennsylvania-based Bayada Home Health Care, J. Mark Baiada, has decided his “Lasting Legacy Plan” […]

Home Health M&A Picks Up, Other Sectors Lose Steam

Bucking an overall slowdown in health care mergers and acquisitions, the number of home health and hospice transactions increased in the first quarter of 2016. There were 12 transactions in the home health and hospice sector in the last quarter of 2015, and that increased by 50% to 18 deals in the first quarter of […]

Home Health Transactions Tank in 2015

Despite record-breaking totals across health care sectors for merger and acquisition activity in 2015, the home health and hospice sector bucked the industry trend, falling 33% versus 2014 totals. Across several sectors within the health care industry tracked by research and publishing firm Irving Levin Associates, the industry saw record-breaking totals both in terms of […]

Home Health M&A Valuations Near Peak

There was a dramatic drop off in the number of home health deals completed in 2015 as compared to years past, but even with valuations at all-time highs, strategic buyers will continue to seek out acquisitions that add significant value to their portfolios in the year ahead. “Buyers will be looking for things that really […]