The home health giant Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) announced last week it was acquiring the home health business of Visiting Nurse Association in Omaha, Nebraska. The business has 400 providers serving Omaha, Council Bluffs and surrounding communities.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the companies said they expect the deal to close on or around July 1.
Amedisys provides personalized home health, hospice and personal care. The company has approximately 21,000 employees in 514 care centers within 39 states and the District of Columbia who deliver care. Amedisys purchased the business from VNA because it was looking to expand its presence in the Omaha and Council Bluffs region.
Visiting Nurse Association is divesting the business due to the “evolving nature of the healthcare industry,” according to Visiting Nurse Association President and CEO James Summerfelt. The company will continue to provide other essential services to the region, including child care services, flu and immunization services, and coordinating care with AseraCare, a subsidiary of Amedisys.