Transaction expands services across 36 counties
LAFAYETTE, La. (Aug. 16, 2022) – LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG) today announced an agreement to purchase Three Rivers Home Health, a provider headquartered in Eastman, Ga. The acquisition includes nine total locations – expanding LHC Group’s service footprint in 36 counties in the Certificate of Need state of Georgia.
The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions. LHC Group expects annualized revenue from this purchase of approximately $12 million and that it will not materially affect its 2022 diluted earnings per share.
Three Rivers Home Health will continue operating under its current name and from its present locations. There will be no interruption in the care provided to patients.
Three Rivers Founder and President for the last 43 years, Kaye B. Smith, RN, said: “It is time for us to step aside and allow Three Rivers to become part of a larger organization. This transaction will make it possible for our employees to have greater opportunities and to continue providing the high-quality care they do every day.”
LHC Group is a leading national provider of in-home healthcare services. In addition to expanding LHC Group’s service area, this acquisition aligns with the company’s co-location strategy to provide multiple in-home healthcare services in certain markets, as well as its strategy of retaining and operating under a family of well-known local brands.
“This is a great opportunity to serve more patients and families in Georgia with the quality in-home healthcare they want and deserve,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and CEO. “Our new team members at Three Rivers have earned an outstanding reputation for the service they provide. Together, we will help ensure greater access to care in the patient’s preferred setting – their home.”
About LHC Group, Inc.
LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of in-home healthcare services and innovations for communities around the nation, offering quality, value-based healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. The company’s 29,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, home- and community-based services, and facility-based care in 37 states and the District of Columbia – reaching 68 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 and older. Through Imperium Health, the company’s ACO management and enablement company, LHC Group helps partners improve both savings and patient outcomes with a value-based approach. As the preferred joint venture partner for more than 400 leading U.S. hospitals and health systems, LHC Group works in cooperation with providers to customize each partnership and reach more patients and families with an effective and efficient model of care.
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