Last year we shared with you that UMC Health System entered into a joint venture partnership with Amedisys, a leading provider of home health, hospice and personal care. We are now excited to announce the opening of UMC Home Health & Hospice, an Amedisys partner, which will serve patients in a 50-mile radius of Lubbock, including: Lubbock, Hale, Crosby, Lynn, Hockley, Lamb, Terry, Garza and Floyd Counties.
Through this partnership, we are truly living our mission by providing high-quality care to all by expanding the healthcare services we offer to the community. UMC and Amedisys share similar values and standards – including service, respect and passion – and we are confident they will be an outstanding partner.
Today, Amedisys operates 514 locations across 39 states and the District of Columbia. Their home health care centers’ average Quality of Patient Care Star Rating was 4.33 out of 5, which exceeds the CMS national average—and 305 home health care centers are currently rated at 4 Stars and 44 home health care centers are at 5 Stars. Their hospice quality metrics outperformed the national average in all measurement categories and is at the top of the national players.
We look forward to all we can do together to serve the patients and families of Lubbock. If you have questions about UMC Home Health & Hospice, please contact John Lowe, Vice President – Support Services, at 806.775.8516 or John.Lowe@umchealthsystem.com.