The Pennant Group has acquired US-based skilled hospice services provider Southwestern Palliative Care and Hospice (Southwestern) for an undisclosed sum.

Southwestern offers skilled hospice services in Yuma, Arizona.

It offers nurse practitioner home visits for eligible patients. These visits provide primary care and palliative care, catering to those who require regular home visits or need assistance with symptom management.

Pennant CEO Brent Guerisoli said: “We are pleased to continue our growth in the state of Arizona and complement our agencies in Southern Arizona.

“This acquisition further solidifies our commitment to these communities, and expands our ability to provide life-changing hospice services to residents of Yuma and its surrounding communities.”

Southwestern Palliative Care Associates is an association of healthcare providers, including nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified emergency paramedics, LNAs, social workers, chaplains, and physicians, who offer a range of essential services as needed.

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Providers will collaborate with the hospice team to create and manage a care plan, ensuring coordination of treatment, medical equipment, supplies, and medications.

Pennant president and chief operating officer John Gochnour said: “Southwestern has a deep connection to the community it serves, and its staff have touched countless lives since its inception.

“We are honoured to partner with the wonderful Southwestern team of skilled clinicians and compassionate caregivers in delivering life-changing hospice services to the residents of this community.”

The Pennant Group is a holding company of independent operating subsidiaries, which offer healthcare services via 103 home health and hospice agencies, as well as 51 senior living communities.

These services are provided across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.