LHC Group and CHRISTUS Health expand Texas partnership
Louisiana based LHC Group and CHRISTUS Health have agreed to add a hospice provider in San Marcos to their joint venture partnership in Texas.
The agreement is anticipated to become final on November 1st.
“We are proud to join our partners at CHRISTUS Health in expanding hospice services for San Marcos and the surrounding region,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and CEO. “This is a great opportunity to bring compassionate, quality care to more patients and their loved ones.”
The joint venture partnership between LHC Group and CHRISTUS began in 2017. The two organizations share an ownership and governance of home health and hospice agencies, community-based services, and long-term acute care facilities. In a statment, LHC Group said the goal of this partnership is to create new opportunities to develop and expand in-home and facility-based services in the communities they serve.
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After the agreement is finalized, the LHC Group-CHRISTUS partnership will include 22 home health, hospice, palliative care, community-based, and long-term acute care locations across three states.
CHRISTUS Health is fortunate to have many wonderful partners like LHC Group which, like CHRISTUS, is committed to care of the highest quality,” said Paul Generale, CHRISTUS Health’s Executive Vice President Chief Strategy and Network Officer. “Our experience working with LHC in other communities has proven that they work hard to invest and grow services that are vital to the community, like homecare and hospice. The scope of LHC’s experience in the post-acute space will allow us to take advantage of their proficiencies and will be a huge win for everyone we serve.”
Working together, LHC says, will allow the organizations to improve home health services, enhance coordination of care delivery, and efficiently transition patients from the hospital to the recovery setting.
Driving the health care delivery model for these organizations is commitment to several practices, such as communicating on capacity planning, following COVID-19 protocols, and accepting patients at the top of the home-health acuity capability.
The goal of providing quality in-home healthcare is to help patients recover while retaining their independence.
Based in Irving, Texas, CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system. The organization operates more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, more than 400 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures.