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Residential Hospice Acquires Comfort Hospice of St. Louis Missouri and Grace Hospice of Maumee Ohio

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Residential Hospice, a division of Graham Healthcare Group, has announced the acquisition of Comfort Hospice of St. Louis, Missouri, and Grace Hospice of Maumee, Ohio from U.S. Medical Management. This strategic move expands Residential Hospice's presence into Missouri and Ohio, while U.S. Medical Management will continue to operate its hospice locations outside of St. Louis and Maumee.

Residential Hospice is a renowned leader in the hospice market, dedicated to meeting the distinct physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The organization provides residential services in various settings, including the patient's home, a loved one's home, hospitals, long-term care facilities, or assisted-living facilities.

Justin DeWitte, CEO of Residential Hospice, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, "With the addition of Comfort Hospice of St. Louis, Missouri, and Grace Hospice of Maumee, Ohio, we are well-positioned for expansion throughout the Midwest, continuing our mission of making hospice care more accessible to our communities. Our shared commitment to prioritize patients and families, along with our focus on optimizing quality of life, comfort, and dignity, will guide our efforts."

Residential Hospice plans to retain the teams from Comfort Hospice and Grace Hospice, ensuring a smooth transition for patients while maintaining the high level of care provided by familiar clinicians. The organization will also offer additional support to patients and staff through enhanced benefits, improved operational efficiencies, and technological advancements.

Residential Hospice, along with its sister company Residential Home Health, has been at the forefront of home health, palliative, and hospice care for over two decades. Together, they provide integrated care and specialized services across the healthcare continuum, prioritizing compassionate support and personalized care for all patients.

Graham Healthcare Group, the parent company of Residential Hospice, is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. The group comprises Residential Home Health, Residential Hospice, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Healthcare@Home, and Mary Free Bed at Home, collectively serving over 13,000 patients across several states.

U.S. Medical Management, the seller of Comfort Hospice and Grace Hospice, is a leading management services organization providing home-based primary care services to complex and fragile patients. Their integrated model includes ancillary services such as home health, hospice, radiology, diagnostics, durable medical equipment (DME), and laboratory services.

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