Gentiva® Health Services Announces JV With Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV), the largest provider of home health and hospice services in the United States based on revenue, announced today it has entered into a home health joint venture with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ("Wake Forest Baptist"), a fully integrated medical center located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The joint venture, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Care at Home ("Care at Home"), provides a complete program of post-acute solutions for seniors with complex health issues who need help adjusting to living at home after they are discharged from a hospital setting. This partnership enables physicians and home health professionals to work together to increase care coordination, improve outcomes and reduce the level of hospital re-admissions.
"The opportunity to innovate and improve care has been a priority for us throughout our history," said David Causby, president of Gentiva's Home Health Division. "We are pleased to be able to partner with a leading organization such as Wake Forest Baptist as part of our national care transitions efforts."
"One of the major differences in this care model is the integration of physician leadership to provide continuity in overseeing each patient's journey from the hospital to their home