As larger home health and in home care companies continue to take advantage of an increased demand for these types of services, LHC Group, a Louisiana based company, announced a new partnership venture with Northern Arizona Healthcare to help provide in home and hospice care to thousands of people throughout the region.
Northern Arizona Healthcare has been one of the largest providers of home health and other in home care services throughout Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and other towns and cities throughout the northern portion of the state.
Details of the deal that would create this partnership were not immediately made available to media outlets, nor was there any direct information about when more information would be released about this new venture.
The CT Post published an article titled, LHC Group inks home health, hospice partnership in Arizona that stated:
“Northern Arizona Health Care is the largest health care organization in that part of the state, with more than 3,000 doctors and staff and facilities that include the 267-bed Flagstaff Medical Center and the 110-bed Verde Valley Medical Center.
Under the joint venture, LHC will take over operations at Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Flagstaff and Cottonwood home nursing agencies and a hospice in Cottonwood.”
While the demand for in home care services continues to grow all across the country, as hospitals are facing increased pressure from the federal government to reduce readmission rates, the demand for improved care and support, usually in the form of visiting nurses and other medical professionals to patient’s homes has also increased.
LHC Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Keith Myers noted that the company has taken part in 66 joint ventures with hospitals and other health organizations throughout a number of states. The main goal is to provide quality care and support to those men and women who require it, especially when emergency or other medical services are required.
Research has shown that when people receive more direct support and care at home following a hospitalization or during any significant medical emergency, the odds of recovery increase, ultimately leading to fewer hospital readmissions and lower costs for insurance companies and Medicare and Medicaid services.
It was not made clear at the time of this announcement when this new partnership would actually commence or how LHC would improve care and coverage for those requiring these services throughout the region of Northern Arizona. More details are scheduled to be released in the future.
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