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An Ohio-based health services provider has acquired three Indiana organizations. ViaQuest Inc. says the deal for the Indiana operations of TriStar Home Health and Hospice involves 180 employees. It is part of the Ohio company's strategy to expand home health and hospice services. April 10, 2014
DUBLIN, OHIO, April 10, 2014 – ViaQuest, Inc., a leading regional health services provider, announced today that it has acquired the Indiana operations of TriStar Home Health and Hospice, a division of Trilogy Health Services, LLC, of Louisville, Ky. Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition, effective immediately, includes TriStar operations known as Vibrant Home Health Care, serving 22 Indiana counties from locations in Evansville, Huntingburg and Terre Haute; Care One Homecare Services, serving 11 central Indiana counties from its Muncie office; and Serenity Hospice, serving 25 counties from branches in Lafayette, Fowler and Terre Haute. The 180 people employed by Vibrant, Care One and Serenity now are employees of ViaQuest.
ViaQuest will leverage its home health and hospice expertise to forge post-acute care partnerships with senior living communities, assisted living and other long-term healthcare facilities, physicians, hospitals and health systems, as well as with families and caregivers in Indiana.
“Through our comprehensive, integrated and multidisciplinary health services, we can provide more locally based options and individual solutions to meet the continuum of care needs of patients and their families,” said Rich Johnson, CEO and founder of ViaQuest. “We’re looking forward to building upon the solid foundation established by Vibrant, Care One and Serenity to provide increased opportunities for independence within an atmosphere of compassionate care.”
Trilogy Health, the leading provider of senior living and long-term healthcare services in the Midwest, is focusing on its core business and will continue to operate its senior living facilities in Indiana, among other states. Trilogy plans to further expand its senior living footprint.
According to Randall Bufford, president and CEO of Trilogy, “Over the last several months, Trilogy’s Board of Directors has evaluated the portfolio of company assets to determine if they are appropriately aligned with long-term strategic initiatives. Because of this review, the board decided to pursue the sale of our home care and hospice operations to better correlate assets with long-term goals and objectives. We appreciate the support and service that the Vibrant, Care One and Serenity staff have provided to our residents and to our Trilogy team.”
ViaQuest, founded in 1999 as a provider of health, residential and employment services for individuals with disabilities, has in the past eight years expanded into home health and hospice through new ventures and acquisitions. ViaQuest Home Health and Hospice serves western Pennsylvania and major metropolitan areas in Ohio.
“This acquisition positions us not only to become a primary home health and hospice provider in the Hoosier State,” Johnson said, “but also to expand the delivery of what is becoming an increasingly important post-acute care model for individuals in this era of health reform.”
Each of the Indiana companies will operate as subsidiaries of ViaQuest Home Health and Hospice, which has a history of developing innovative and creative solutions to improve lives. Last month, ViaQuest launched Ohio’s first hospice-based pain management program, which relies on a simple genetic test to help determine which pain medications and dosages are best suited for individual patients, and the state’s first hospice specifically focused on the special needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
ViaQuest is a healthcare company that believes strongly in choice for its employees and the people it serves. Its areas of expertise include home health and hospice, mental and behavioral health, and developmental disabilities. ViaQuest offers quality, highly personalized, specialized and cost-effective care, empowering individuals to function independently and live their best possible lives. Through a wide range of innovative services referred to as ViaQuest’s Circle of Care, a skilled, dedicated staff ensures that the people served are active participants in their own care. The company is based in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, call ViaQuest at 800-645-3267 or visit www.ViaquestInc.com.
About Trilogy Health Services
Trilogy communities offer a full range of personalized senior living services, from independent and assisted living, to skilled nursing and rehabilitative services in 80 senior living communities throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Illinois. Trilogy's senior living services are delivered by staff specially trained to honor and enhance the lives of our residents through compassion and commitment to exceeding customer expectations. For more information about Trilogy Health Services, visit www.trilogyhs.com.Source ViaQuest Inc.