Community Health Network and CHI Health at Home advancing health care together
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Community Health Network and CHI Health at Home, one of the largest home health care systems in the country, have signed an agreement to form a new joint-venture partnership to provide home-based health care solutions throughout Central Indiana.
Community Health Network, a leader in providing convenient access to exceptional health care services where and when patients need them, has formed this new partnership with CHI Health at Home to enhance their services, assure a stronger and more versatile organization, and to expand its home care and home infusion service offerings and value-based solutions.
“We’ve pursued this partnership on behalf of Community Home Health Services because it is an opportunity for Community Health Network to partner with another industry expert to find new ways to grow in all areas of service, infuse strong population health strategies, and maximize new technology to enhance the experience for our patients and our caregivers,” said Community Health Network Chief Financial Officer Kyle Fisher.
Community Home Health Services has been providing home health care to residents of Central Indiana for more than 55 years. From its beginning as a volunteer home health agency to today, they are one of the largest agencies in Indiana. Their growth comes from the quality and breadth of their home health services provided by skilled caregivers that are dedicated to quality care for all home care and hospice patients.
This alignment is in step with a growing trend where health care organizations across the country are aligning and building strong partnerships to maximize access to resources and capitalize on best practices to help them evolve. Organizations seeking to succeed in a rapidly evolving marketplace, with payment systems rewarding value more than volume, and a shrinking specialized workforce are strategically aligning in markets where scale and diversification can positively impact growth and expansion.
“Community Health Network and CHI Health at Home share common core, organizational, and long-term values for care”, said CHI Health and Home President and CEO Dan Dietz. “Both organizations will bring their strengths to the table to create the next evolution of home health care services, together”.
Committed to providing better care, with better outcomes where patients want to receive care, Community Health Network will leverage CHI Health at Home’s expertise and feature the Community Health brand.
Starting August 12, Community Health at Home will join the System to provide quality, compassionate home care to the existing patients while integrating over 200 home health care associates and caregivers to CHI Health at Home’s state of the art electronic medical record system, Homecare Homebase, and their successful chronic disease management programs that have helped position 79% of CHI Health at Home’s home care locations to be rated as a 4 Star or higher in a pursuit of clinical excellence.
Later in the year, Community Health at Home, dba AmeriMed, Inc will begin providing home infusion services throughout Central Indiana. AmeriMed is a leader in the industry and currently provides service in Ohio and Kentucky with partners in Iowa and Nebraska. Using CPR+ they offer specialized individual and coordinated care with local partners.
About Community Health Network
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Now with more than 16,000 caregivers and 200 sites of care, Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.
About CHI Health at Home
An expert in the home health arena, CHI Health at Home has been providing quality home health care for over 40 years through specialized home care, home infusion, home respiratory care, hospice and medical transportation services, in nine states across the country. CHI Health at Home has a strong history and track record of partnering with hospital systems to sustain and revitalized valuable home health services to help build healthier communities.
Located just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, CHI Health at Home provides services in Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington. With over 40 locations across nine states and nearly 3,000 associates throughout the organization, CHI Health at Home offers unique services dedicated to meeting the total needs of our patients. For more information please visit www.chihealthathome.com.
CHI Health at Home is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives, which recently merged with Dignity Health to become CommonSpirit Health, the largest non-profit health care system in the country.