POINT PLEASANT — Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) has entered into a home health and hospice joint venture with LHC Group, (NASDAQ: LHCG), a national provider of home health, hospice and comprehensive post-acute healthcare services. The service area includes counties in West Virginia and Ohio currently served by Pleasant Valley Home Health and Hospice.
“This as an opportunity for PVH to work with another strong partner. This joint venture is an excellent move for the community, Pleasant Valley Home Health and Hospice staff and PVH. We also expect through this partnership to expand offerings, which will include inpatient services for hospital patients. Our goal is to continue offering highly skilled and specialized services for our community and this venture with LHC Group is an opportunity to do that in the areas of home health and hospice. Pleasant Valley Home Health and Hospice has provided outstanding medical care to people in the community since 1978 and we are excited to find a partner to continue this same level of commitment to the people we care so much about in Mason, Gallia, Meigs and Jackson counties,” stated Glen Washington, FACHE, CEO, Pleasant Valley Hospital.
LHC Group is a nationally recognized leader with a strong performance record operating 133 successful hospital and health system partnered home health and hospice locations and more than 400 post-acute care locations across 26 states. They are partners with Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Princeton Community Hospital, Monongalia General Hospital, Ruby Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Grant Memorial Hospital in West Virginia. LHC Group brings more than 17 years of experience working with not-for-profit hospitals and health systems.
“We are pleased to join forces with one of the region’s leading healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality patient care,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and CEO. “LHC Group has a proven history of successful hospital partnerships, helping patients recover in the comfort of home and preventing costly and avoidable hospital readmissions. We look forward to serving patients and families in cooperation with our new partners at Pleasant Valley Hospital.”
Submitted by Pleasant Valley Hospital.
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