Louisiana Home Health Company Moves Into Alabama

LAFAYETTE, LA (AP) — A home health company based in Lafayette, Louisiana, says it is working with two Alabama hospitals to serve seven counties in southeastern Alabama.

         The Advocate’s Ted Griggs reports that LHC Group Inc., Troy Regional Medical Center and Southeast Alabama Medical Center are forming a joint venture. It will provide home health care after patients leave the hospitals.

         Troy Regional is a 97-bed hospital in Troy, Alabama. Southeast Alabama Medical Center is a 420-bed not-for-profit hospital based in Dothan.

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         In July, the company bought 14 home health agencies in seven states.

         The partnership announced Monday is LHC's latest venture with hospitals.

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