Columbia home health agency now part of
LifePoint Health and LHC Group joint venture partnership
New ownership will align agency with Providence Health; Provider to operate under new name – Providence Home Health
COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 1, 2018) – South Carolina HomeCare, a provider of home health and other post-acute care services for patients in Columbia and the surrounding area, is now operating as part of a joint venture agreement between healthcare providers LifePoint Health® and LHC Group. The agency was previously wholly owned by LHC Group.
LifePoint Health is the parent company of Providence Health. Under its new ownership structure, South Carolina HomeCare will be aligned with Providence Health, which will allow both organizations to enhance and expand their services to better meet the needs of people throughout Central South Carolina. The agency also has changed its name and will operate under the new name of Providence Home Health.
In its ongoing commitment to provide quality home healthcare to patients and their families, Providence Home Health will continue to deliver excellent patient care with the same local staff of highly trained home health professionals under the direct supervision of patients’ physicians. The agency will continue operating from its current location at 140 Stoneridge Dr, Suite 620.
“Home health care is vital in today’s healthcare environment, and there is a growing need for this kind of service in our community,” said Scott Campbell, market president and chief executive officer of Providence Health. “We are delighted to partner with South Carolina HomeCare, LHC Group, and LifePoint to explore ways to strengthen home health and post-acute care in Columbia and expand the support we offer patients and their families at home.”
In 2017, LHC Group and LifePoint Health finalized a joint venture partnership to operate select home health and hospice agencies, combining the experience and expertise of both companies and creating new opportunities to develop and expand post-acute services in the communities they serve. The joint venture is governed by a board with equal representation from both companies.
Home healthcare is an effective and affordable solution for many patients’ post-acute care needs and situations. Home health professionals treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing patients to rest and recover in the comfort of home.
For more information on services, contact Providence Home Health at 803.343.5100.
About LHC Group, Inc.
LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of non-acute healthcare services, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice, community-based services, and facility-based services.
About LifePoint Health®
LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.
About Providence Health
A part of LifePoint Health, Providence Health is the leading provider of cardiovascular and orthopedic services in the Midlands. Providence is composed of two hospitals, sixteen physician practices, a network of rehabilitation centers, two sleep centers, an imaging and diagnostics lab, a school of cardiac diagnostics and an accredited chest pain center. In total, Providence employs more than 1,800 dedicated staff. Founded in 1938 by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, Providence is known statewide for outstanding clinical quality and compassionate care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Providence Health a 4-star rating, which is the highest rank issued to a Columbia health care entity. The Providence open heart surgery program has consistently ranked in the top 15 percent of open heart programs in the nation. Both orthopedics and cardiac services have received the South Carolina BlueCross BlueShield Blue Distinction Center designation. For more information, visit YourProvidenceHealth.com.
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