LHC Group Leans into JV Strategy, Plans to Acquire SSM Health Assets

LHC Group Inc. (Nasdaq: LHCG) is leaning even further into its joint venture strategy, a major calling card for the Lafayette, Louisiana-based home health, hospice and personal care giant. LHC Group announced Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire home health and hospice assets from SSM Health, a multi-state health system based in […]

Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit OK’d for Class Action Status

A lawsuit claiming that Midwestern home health care provider SSM Health at Home, formerly known as SSM Home Care, owes some of its caregivers unpaid overtime wages can move forward as a class action case, a district judge ruled. SSM Health at Home’s parent company, SSM Health, is a health care system based in St. Louis that […]

Movers & Shakers: Compassus, Van Dyk Health Care

Compassus Hospice Adds Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer Compassus, a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health programs, appointed Kurt Merkelz, MD, to the organization’s executive team as senior vice president and chief medical officer. In this new role, Merkelz will lead Compassus’ quality and clinical initiatives across the more than 150 […]