LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - One healthcare company announced a deal Monday that would allow it to acquire the in-home healthcare operations from the Arkansas Department of Health and allow them to provide care to nearly the entire state.
Kindred Healthcare and the Arkansas Department of Health agreed to a deal that allows Kindred to provide home health, hospice care, and personal care services throughout the state.
According to a news release, Kindred reached the agreement through a state bidding process for approximately $39 million.
Kindred acquired licenses to provide home health and personal care in 69 counties and hospice services in 42 counties.
Including the counties they previously offered in-home care to, Kindred now provides the services in 72 of the 75 Arkansas counties.
"We welcome the agency's caregivers to our team as we expand our Kindred at Home operations in Arkansas," said Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to build on the state's program and look forward to bringing our care and clinical protocols to these operations to improve the ability of patients to safely return home or to remain in their home."
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