St. David’s HealthCare announces home health and hospice agencies

Created by Kat Griffith, ECPR

AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s HealthCare announced today that it has expanded its network to include home health and hospice services.

St. David’s HealthCare at Home and St. David’s Hospice & Family Care have joined the healthcare system’s growing, comprehensive, connected network that includes more than 180 sites of care, from hospitals to freestanding emergency departments, urgent care clinics and physician offices throughout Central Texas.

Last July, HCA Healthcare—St. David’s HealthCare’s national partner—announced the completion of the purchase of a majority stake in Brookdale Health Care Services from Brookdale Senior Living Inc. This joint venture expands post-acute care services—specifically, home health and hospice—within St. David’s HealthCare’s network with a goal of improving quality and patient experience, as well as expanding access to care. The services were rebranded to St. David’s HealthCare at Home and St. David’s Hospice & Family Care in June 2022.

“St. David’s HealthCare is dedicated to ensuring Central Texans have the care and support they need during every stage of life,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “As the region’s leading healthcare provider, we have built a system around convenience and access in order to meet the needs of our patients, and home health and hospice are critical parts of this.”

In addition to home health and hospice services, St. David’s HealthCare is expanding its continuum of care through a $953-million investment that was announced this February. The investment includes two new acute care hospitals in Kyle and Leander, a new behavioral health facility in North Austin, as well as expansions and renovations at existing Austin-area hospitals to better meet the region’s healthcare needs.

St. David’s Healthcare at Home plays a critical role in the recovery phase of a patient’s journey as they leave the hospital setting. This offering is a seamless continuation of care as patients move out of the hospital and into a new setting to recover. The communication between hospital and home care teams results in a more connected care experience.

By dedicating time to listen and understand what matters most to patients and their families, St. David’s Hospice & Family Care strives to offer the right physical, emotional and spiritual support for healing throughout each stage of the process.

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St. David’s HealthCare

St. David’s HealthCare includes eight of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The organization has been recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence. St. David’s HealthCare is the fourth-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 10,700 colleagues across more than 180 sites of care.

St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between hospital management company HCA Healthcare and two local nonprofits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $770 million has been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of Central Texans.