A growing need for home health and hospice services in Southeast Michigan has prompted Beaumont Health and Alternate Solutions Health Network, an award-winning home health and hospice care leader, to create a joint venture that will expand access to these critical services.
The new organization is called Beaumont Home Health and Hospice and began operations Jan. 1.
“Partnering with a specialized provider that has home health and hospice expertise will improve our ability to serve current and future patients. Patients are our top priority and we are always evaluating ways to serve them better. This partnership will allow us to deliver compassionate care at a reduced cost,” Paul LaCasse, D.O., Beaumont Health executive vice president of post‐acute care and diversified business operations, said.
The need for more home health and hospice services is increasing across the nation. Partnering with ASHN allows Beaumont to meet the demand for rapid future growth.
“Our current team of exceptional caregivers will continue to serve our patients through this new joint venture. Patients will also benefit from the expertise of a national company,” Susan Grant, RN, Beaumont Health executive vice president and chief nursing officer, said.
In addition, the organization will provide new job opportunities for home health and hospice workers in Southeast Michigan. Medical equipment, home infusion and personal assistant service employees will remain with Beaumont Health.
ASHN was founded in 1999 and is based in Kettering, Ohio. It has 20 partnerships including health systems in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Florida. The company has been recognized as a National Homecare Elite Top 1% homecare agency based on outcomes and performance. It has also received Best Places to Work and Better Business Bureau Integrity Awards.
“We look forward to working with Beaumont to serve patients who need home health or hospice care. Our team is impressed by the compassionate care delivered by the Beaumont team and we are eager to offer home health and hospice services to more patients in Michigan,” ASHN Co-Chief Executive Officer and founder Tessie Ganzsarto said.
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in the tri-county area, according to National Research Corporation survey data. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health has total net revenue of $4.5 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 187 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2017, Beaumont Health had 175,688 inpatient discharges, 17,789 births and 574,591 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.
Alternate Solutions Health Network
Alternate Solutions Health Network is one of the largest post-acute solutions providers in the country. The organization exclusively focuses on joint venture partnerships with health systems nationally. Alternate Solutions Health Network’s mission is to inspire hope and improve the quality of life for those entrusted to our care. Alternate Solutions Health Network believes in building partnerships and transforming care with a targeted focus on the patient’s entire experience. Its primary offerings are home health, hospice and post-acute services delivered in the home.