Home Health & Hospice Weekly News Roundup

Our weekly list of news, reports, and information about home health and hospice care. Learn about new studies, trends, CMS regulations and more.

InTouch Health Buys Reach Health, Bolstering Inpatient, Outpatient Telehealth Presence

In its second acquisition this year, InTouch Health, which develops enterprise telehealth technology for hospitals and health systems, announced that it has acquired Reach Health, another telemedicine platform. The InTouch-Reach deal happened on the same day that American Well bought Avizia for its telehealth technologies that specialize in acute care services.

ProMedica, Welltower Reach Deal to Purchase HCR ManorCare

ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra has long felt that his company needed to look outside its traditional footprint to keep pace with the evolving nature of healthcare. Acquiring HCR ManorCare Inc. in a $3.3 billion blockbuster transaction Wednesday is just the kind of outside-the-box move Mr. Oostra was seeking to expand ProMedica’s national scope and push the Toledo-based healthcare system deep into the post-acute care sector.

Amedisys Welcomes Sharon Brunecz as Chief Human Resources Officer

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), a leading home health, hospice and personal care company, announced today that Sharon Brunecz will join the Company as Chief Human Resources Officer, replacing Chief Human Resources Officer Larry Pernosky who has announced his retirement.