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UPMC Community Provider Services Purchases Home Health Agency

PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2017 – UPMC Community Provider Services has purchased Jefferson Hospital’s share of a jointly owned home health agency in a transaction effective earlier this month. Formerly known as UPMC Jefferson Regional Home Health, the agency will transition to the name UPMC Home Healthcare.
Home Health services will continue seamlessly to patients throughout western Pennsylvania, covering 22 counties and serving roughly 40,000 individuals each year who have comprehensive nursing and rehabilitation needs.
“This transition renews UPMC’s investment in our largest home health agency as a fully integrated and important member of the continuum of care that we provide to our patients throughout UPMC,” said Deborah Brodine, president, UPMC Community Provider Services.
“This also will enhance our ability to care for patients at home as we add new services, continue to integrate electronic medical records into home care, and expand sophisticated technology such as in-home telemonitoring—all of which will more closely connect UPMC’s home-based services with all other parts of the health service continuum that UPMC provides,” said Brodine.
“We are proud of the high-quality care that will continue to be delivered by the same talented nursing teams and staff of this UPMC Home Health agency,” said Paula Thomas, president, UPMC Home Health and Hospice. “We have an expanded and exceptionally dedicated team of nurses; occupational, physical and speech therapists; and other specialized providers who will continue to help patients in their home-based recovery or ongoing disease management. When patients receiving care at home need a higher level of acuity, our care team capably assists with that transition.”

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