LHC Group and Baton Rouge General Announce Joint Venture
LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG) and Baton Rouge General today announced a new joint venture agreement that will enhance home care service in Baton Rouge and help to seamlessly transition patients from the hospital to the home.
“LHC Group has a proven history of successful hospital partnerships that are enhancing post-acute care for patients around the nation, and we are excited about the opportunity to build on our record of success by working with the staff and patients of Baton Rouge General,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and CEO. “Working as partners, we will deliver high-quality patient care while helping patients recover and preventing costly and avoidable hospital readmissions. Baton Rouge General is recognized for its commitment to improving lives through the delivery of high‑quality patient care, and a seamless continuum of care from hospital to home is part of that commitment.”
“Our vision for the future includes continuing to seek out opportunities to collaborate with like‑minded organizations. This agreement is one of those opportunities,” said BRG President and CEO Mark Slyter. “We are proud to partner with LHC Group and their proven team of home health professionals. Working together, we can help more patients recover in the comfort of their own homes and avoid returning to the hospital unnecessarily.”
Last November, Baton Rouge General released its “Future of Healthcare” report, which outlined its plans to collaborate with other providers to improve community health and the convenience and affordability of care. Hospital and home health partnerships are one key component of helping patients manage their conditions. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home.
Patients with certain conditions are referred to home health as a part of recovery. Physicians then work closely with the home care team to deliver quality, compassionate care designed to help patients transition seamlessly into daily life. In addition to offering health care services, home health professionals also educate patients on their conditions, medication management and nutrition.
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