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Baptist Health and BAYADA announce home health care partnership

New entity will provide an enhanced level of in-home care to Northeast Florida

Jacksonville, FL

Baptist Health, the largest and most preferred health care provider in greater Jacksonville, has announced a joint venture with BAYADA Home Health Care to expand upon the services provided to the community by Baptist Home Health for more than 25 years. The combined organization, Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA, will have the capabilities to serve more patients at home, where they can recover and thrive best.

“This partnership enables Baptist Health to provide a wider array of in-home services to help people with multiple chronic conditions as well as patients recovering from an illness, injury, or recent hospitalization,” said Joe Mitrick, FACHE, president of Transitional Care for Baptist Health and hospital president of Baptist Beaches. “The demand for high-quality home health care services is rising, and there has never been a better time to build on our legacy of care for the community.”

In joining with BAYADA Home Health Care, the newly formed Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA entity will continue to serve the in-home care needs of Northeast Florida residents with an extensive team of skilled professionals trained to the highest standards.

“Health systems and hospitals have a vested interest in the success of their patients after they are discharged,” said David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care. “With 45 years of home health care expertise grounded in our values of compassion, excellence, and reliability, we are recognized as a valuable resource to help keep patients safe at home and out of the hospital. We are committed to partnering with organizations like Baptist Health to meet the post-acute care needs of patients and other community residents, advancing BAYADA’s mission to help millions of people experience a better quality of life in their own homes.”

Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA will begin operations in early 2021, pending licensing and regulatory approvals. “Baptist Health and BAYADA’s culture and values are strongly aligned,” said Earl Evens, executive director of Baptist AgeWell, which provides enhanced primary care for adults 65 and older. “We share a parallel mission to serve patients with compassion, excellence, and reliability.”

BAYADA Home Health Care is a leading national nonprofit provider of in-home care and post-acute care services headquartered in Moorestown, N.J. It is the largest nonprofit home health care company in the U.S. BAYADA offers a broad line of home health care services including non-skilled home care, private duty nursing for high-tech pediatric clients, and physician house calls, which will position the new entity for future growth.

Roughly 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day in the United States. 81 million people have multiple chronic conditions, and evolving reimbursement models are creating powerful pressures to decentralize post-acute care. The joint venture comes as part of a growing trend in which health systems and hospitals are partnering with home health care providers that have the expertise and experience to manage care at home for patients who are at high risk for being readmitted to the hospital.