Children’s Health will be closing its Home Care division this March. The 93-employee division includes a pediatrician, skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and respiratory therapists that provided in-home care for children and their families.
The Home Care team serves Dallas, Denton, Ellis, and Collin counties for some of Children’s most critical patients. The service has 24/7 availability, coordinated care between the physician and other providers, sends reports to providers, and helps parents answer questions about their medically complex children and the medical equipment used in the home.
“After conducting an in-depth analysis to determine how we can best serve the growing community, we have made the difficult decision to close our Home Care division effective March 29, 2019,” reads a statement from Children’s Health. “We are dedicated to making this transition as seamless as possible for patients to ensure they maintain services in their area. We are also committed to making this a respectful and supportive process for impacted team members by working to retain them in open positions where possible, and facilitate appropriate job placement counseling for them.”
The move follows the 2018 sale of 13 of Children’s Health’s 17 clinic locations to MD Medical Group, a fast-growing chain of clinics that operates locations in areas with high Medicaid rates.