Fauquier Health Home Care Services has announced that it has joined a larger network of home care service agencies across the nation. This new partnership will allow its team to enhance and expand their services to better meet the needs of people throughout the region.
Effective January 1, 2017, Fauquier Health Home Care Services transitioned ownership and management to a joint venture of LifePoint Health (Fauquier Health’s parent company that also partners with Fauquier Hospital) and LHC Group, a leading post-acute care provider offering home health and hospice care, long-term acute care and community-based services. This joint venture will operate all of LifePoint’s home health agencies and hospices nationwide. The innovative new partnership between LifePoint and LHC Group brings together the capabilities of two experienced healthcare organizations and will enable the development and expansion of home health services throughout the communities they serve.
“LHC Group and LifePoint Health share a commitment to community,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “We also believe that our most important mission is to help make communities like Fauquier healthier and happier – and to do so in the familiar and comforting surroundings of the place they call home.”
Under the new ownership model, there will be no interruption in service or in the timeliness or quality of care provided by the Home Care Services professionals at Fauquier Health. The agency will continue serving patients in its service area from its current location at 170 West Shirley Avenue, Suite 101 in Warrenton. There will be no changes in contact information; patients and physicians will continue to call 540-316-2700. Fauquier Health Home Care Services will continue to operate under local management and the same nurses and therapists will continue to see patients. Maria Connerley, RN, has been named the new director of nursing.
“Home health care is vital in today’s healthcare environment, and there is a growing need for this kind of care in Virginia,” said David Dill, president and chief operating officer of LifePoint. “We are delighted to partner with LHC Group, which is a leader in home health care, and Fauquier Health Home Care Services to explore ways to strengthen home health services in our area and expand the support we offer patients and their families at home.”
LHC Group maintains 133 hospital and health system partnered home health and hospice locations, and more than 300 post-acute care locations across 26 states. LifePoint currently operates 20 home health and 10 hospice locations within its network of more than 70 hospitals in 22 states.