AccentCare Inc. Acquires Steward Home Care and Hospice

Steward Home Care and Hospice has been acquired by Dallas-based AccentCare Inc. as of December 31. The acquisition will not impact Steward Home Care’s services, which serve more than 14,000 patients in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

AccentCare, Inc. provides post-acute healthcare and specialized care management before acute episodes. Its services include skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, hospice, private duty, care management, and healthcare management services. It employs over 24,000 people in 190 locations and 2,0000 facilities. The purchase of Steward will expand AccentCare’s reach to 16 states and 110,000 patients and clients annually served.

Steward Home Care and Hospice was previously owned by Steward Health Care, the largest private for profit healthcare network that is led by physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the U.S. and Malta, employing 40,000 healthcare professionals.

“AccentCare brings clinical and operational expertise and resources to Steward Home Care and Hospice that will benefit our patients and members in the communities we serve,” said Ruben Jose King-Shaw Jr., Chief Strategy Officer and President of Steward Health Care Network, via release.

“I am excited for Steward Home Care and Hospice to join the AccentCare family and honored to serve the Steward Health Care system,” said AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers via release. “We are impressed with the dedication of Steward’s employees, and I am confident the uniting of our two companies will deliver our collective best for patients and community healthcare partners.”

“Steward Health Care is proud of its services across the care continuum, including our home health and hospice divisions that provide valuable in-home care,” said Brian Swartz, President, Steward Home Care and Hospice, via release. “We are delighted to join a post-acute care company of AccentCare’s caliber in quality and customer service.”