Fayetteville home health agency now part of LifePoint Health and LHC Group joint venture partnership

March 16, 2018

Deaconess HomeCare, a provider of home health and other post-acute care services for patients in Fayetteville 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 Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS), which includes hospital campuses in Winchester, Lawrenceburg, Pulaski, and Sewanee. Under its new ownership structure, Deaconess HomeCare will be aligned with STRHS, which will allow both organizations to enhance and expand their services to better meet the needs of people throughout Southern Middle Tennessee.

In its ongoing commitment to provide quality home healthcare to patients and their families, Deaconess HomeCare 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 1816 Huntsville Highway, Suite A.

“Home health care is vital in today’s healthcare environment, and there is a growing need for this kind of service in our communities,” said Cherie Sibley, chief operating officer of LifePoint Health’s Central Group, of which STRHS is a part. “On behalf of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, we are delighted to partner with Deaconess HomeCare, LHC Group, and LifePoint to explore ways to strengthen home health and post-acute care in southern Tennessee 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 Deaconess HomeCare at 931.433.7026.

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 Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg.  The system has 382 licensed beds, more than 300 affiliated physicians, 1,250 employees, and serves more than 160,000 people in rural communities in the region.  For more information, visit http://southerntennessee.com.