Bon Secours Mercy Health to Outsource Home Health and Hospice to Compassus

Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH), the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the U.S., and Compassus, a leading national provider of home-based health care services, announced on May 2 that they have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture partnership for BSMH home care and hospice. Under the agreement, Bon Secours will outsource to Compassus, who will manage operations for 10 home health agencies and 11 hospice operations spanning five states.

Under the agreement, BSMH will maintain ownership of its existing hospice house real estate assets in specific locations while Compassus will manage the operations. BSMH will work closely with Compassus to support the home health and hospice associates transferring to employment with Compassus. Under the joint venture, the team will continue to provide spiritually grounded care and will operate in accordance with Ethical and Religious Directives.

The agreement is subject to state and federal regulatory review and final diligence; however, the agreement formalizes the intent of both parties to move forward with the transition and integration.

About Compassus

Compassus provides home-based services including home health, infusion therapy, palliative and hospice care. The company’s more than 6,000 team members serve more than 100,000 patients annually across more than 250 locations in 29 states. This is not the company’s first joint venture. In 2020, Compassus became managing partner of Ascension at Home, a joint venture between Ascension and Compassus.

About Bon Secours Mercy Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) is one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s qualityBon Secours Compassus , compassionate care is provided by more than 60,000 associates serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland.

Bon Secours Mercy Health provides care for patients more than 11 million times annually through its network of more than 1,200 care sites, which includes 48 hospitals. In 2022, BSMH provided more than $600 million dollars in community investments across five states, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to health care for patients in need.

In addition to charity care, BSMH invests in programs that address chronic illness, affordable housing, access to healthy food, education and wellness programs, transportation, workforce development and other social determinants of health. The Mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of its communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved.

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