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Covenant expands

Covenant Care announced Monday a significant expansion of its services with the acquisition of Peoples Home Health, a Medicare-certified home health provider serving Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida.

This transaction demonstrates Covenant Care’s commitment to expand its service offerings beyond its core hospice services, said Covenant Care’s president and CEO Jeff Mislevy.

“Our rebranding signaled the beginning of our transformation to an integrated, comprehensive post-acute provider,” Mislevy said. “That platform shift is in direct response to the revolutionary changes occurring throughout healthcare.

“The industry demands providers enhance patient experience, reduce the cost associated with care and improve the health of populations in its communities,” he said. “Medicare, Medicaid, private insurers, hospitals, large physician groups, nursing facilities and assisted living communities all expect post-acute providers to have the capacity to address advanced illness care in both inpatient and outpatient settings – from hospital discharge to end-of-life care.