Valley Hospice to Join Ohio’s Hospice as associate member of strategic partnership

RAYLAND — Valley Hospice will become an associate member of Ohio’s Hospice.

Valley Hospice will be the first associate member of Ohio’s Hospice, a strategic partnership committed to sustaining and expanding not-for-profit, community-based hospice care in Ohio.

As an associate member of Dayton-based Ohio’s Hospice, Valley Hospice will have access to world-class mission support services including group purchasing, access to negotiated contracts, payroll services, billing services, electronic health record services and hosting. Membership will allow Valley Hospice to reduce its costs of operations so it can focus more time and resources toward patient care and time at the bedside.

Ohio’s Hospice is a strategic partnership committed to sustaining and expanding not-for-profit, community-based hospice care in Ohio.

Valley Hospice has been providing specialized end-of-life care in homes, nursing facilities and hospitals for more than 30 years. It offers a state-of-the-art inpatient hospice care centers at the Mary Jane Brooks Care Center North in Steubenville and Liza’s Place Care Center South in Wheeling.

Valley Hospice and Ohio’s Hospice have shared values and culture to preserve and protect not-for-profit end-of-life care.

“By joining as an associate member, we are able to access expertise and services that help to ensure the long-term success of the shared mission of serving more patients and their families with even higher levels of hospice care,” said Cynthia Bougher, CEO of Valley Hospice. “Through this membership arrangement we will have more resources to provide care to our patients and their families.”

“Together, associate members of Ohio’s Hospice ensure that Ohio communities continue to have access to world-class end-of-life and palliative care. Each Ohio’s Hospice affiliate and associate member is strengthened by world-class shared resources,” said Kent Anderson, president and CEO of Ohio’s Hospice. “We are honored to welcome Valley Hospice as our first associate member. Working, sharing and planning together creates stronger community hospices and enhances the quality of care and services in the communities we serve. With our strategic partnership, we continue to grow, protect jobs and maintain strong connections with local partners.”

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