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Beaumont Health Announces New Partnership, Grows Home Health Services

January 7, 2019

Beaumont Health has announced they have partnered with Alternate Solutions Health Network. The new joint venture, called Beaumont Home Health and Hospice, will expand access to home health and hospice services as a need for these services is growing in Southeast Michigan.

“Partnering with a specialized provider that has home health and hospice expertise will improve our ability to serve current and future patients,” Paul LaCasse, DO, Beaumont Health executive vice president of post‐acute care and diversified business operations, said in a statement. “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.”

According to Beaumont Health, the need for more home health and hospice services is growing across the entire nation. They explained that their new partnership with Alternate Solutions Health Network allows Beaumont Health to meet the demand for future growth in home health and hospice services.

“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.

Currently, Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system. According to National Research Corporation survey data, the health care system is the most preferred by patients. It was formed in 2014 and has a net revenue of $4.5 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3429 beds, 187 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3500 volunteers. Further, in 2017 alone, Beaumont Health had 175,688 inpatient discharges, 17,789 births and 574,591 emergency visits.

Alternate Solutions Health Network was founded in 1999 and is based in Kettering, Ohio. Currently it has 20 partnerships with multiple health systems. The health systems range between Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Florida.

“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,” Alternate Solutions Health Network Co-Chief Executive Officer and founder Tessie Ganzsarto expressed. 

Beaumont Home Health and Hospice began its operations on January 1, 2019.

Julie Gould

Reference

Beaumont Health. Beaumont Health and Alternate Solutions Health Network partner to grow home health and hospice services in Michigan [press release]. https://www.beaumont.org/health-wellness/press-releases/beaumont-health-and-alternate-solutions-health-network-partner-to-grow-home-health-and-hospice-services-in-michigan. Accessed January 7, 2019.


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