Heart of Hospice Announces Purchase of Additional Hospice Provider

Heart of Hospice Announces
Purchase of Additional Hospice Provider

 

(Poteau, Ok) Heart of Hospice, LLC has announced
the purchase of the operations of Peachtree Hospice, which serves hospice patients
throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma. Jim Petrus, Chief Executive Officer of
Peachtree Hospice stated, “Since 1995, Peachtree Hospice has proudly provided
compassionate end-of-life care for our patients and families. We are
excited to join forces with Heart of Hospice to enhance the services we provide
in our community. The combination of experienced hospice staff at
Peachtree and the resources offered by Heart of Hospice will allow our
organization to focus on caring for our patients in a rapidly changing
healthcare environment.”

Founded
in 2007, Heart of Hospice—a subsidy of EPI Group, LLC—currently provides care
to over 800 patients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. The company is led
by CEO Carla Davis, an executive with over 27 years of experience and a diverse
background in compliance, operations, and marketing.

 

According
to Mrs. Davis, “I am delighted that we have the opportunity to expand our
vision of providing quality end-of-life care to hospice eligible patients by
building on the strong foundation that Peachtree Hospice has established in Western
Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma. We are thrilled to add to our family and work
with the great caregivers at Peachtree Hospice to serve patients and families
that need our care.”

 

Ron
Owens, President of EPI Health Division, stated, “We are excited to be able to
support the continuous growth and success of Heart of Hospice by welcoming the Peachtree
Hospice team to our family.”

 

About
Heart of Hospice

Our
vision is to transform end-of-life care in the communities we serve. We
currently provide care to 12 regions across Louisiana and Mississippi. We
believe all hospice eligible patients and those that love them deserve the best
care at the end of life. Our mission is simple: to serve all patients and
their loved ones the way they desire to be served.

 

EPI
Group is a privately held company, headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina
with over 2000 employees.  In addition to
Heart of Hospice, the company’s diverse portfolio includes: Evening Post
Publishing—which has seventeen publications in the state of South Carolina
including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning Post & Courier, Cordillera
Communication—a network of eleven broadcast television stations covering 2.3
million households, EPI Health—a specialty Dermatology Pharmaceutical Company,
and Clear Night Group—a digital marketing agency based in Minnesota.  

 

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