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Hospice Advantage Inc. Continues Mississippi Expansion


Bay City, MI, August 03, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Hospice Advantage, Inc. today announced its second in a series of acquisitions that have expanded the provider’s service area to include nearly the entire state of Mississippi. The addition includes the Southaven and Tupelo offices of St. Jude Hospice, LLC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Bay City, Michigan, Hospice Advantage is one of the nation’s largest privately held hospice agencies. Founded in 2004, the company has grown to include 40 locations, serving the states of Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to be able to build on St. Jude’s exceptional reputation,” said Rod Hildebrant, Hospice Advantage’s President. He added, “Both the former owner and staff are very dedicated to the hospice mission. We truly admire their commitment and are very pleased to welcome this exceptional team of caregivers to our Hospice Advantage family.” He went on to say “We truly look forward to continuing to add to our growing presence in Mississippi and the surrounding region.”

In a first round of acquisitions announced early last month, Hospice Advantage purchased 6 Mississippi locations in Madden, Magee, Jackson, Vicksburg, and Hattiesburg. With a census of approximately 6,800 patients per year, the acquisitions will increase the patients under Hospice Advantage’s care by over 10 percent.

About Hospice Advantage, Inc.—Hospice Advantage was founded on the belief that each patient’s health is impacted by all aspects of his or her life and so we treat both mind and body as a whole. We work as a team to develop plans for treatment in partnership with our patients, families, caregivers, and professionals—affirming our mission to provide care, comfort, and compassion to the whole family. For more information, visit www.hospiceadvantage.com or call 1-800-HOSPICE. Media may contact Sara Kelly at skelly@hospiceadvantage.com.

About Saint Jude Hospice LLC—The mission of Saint Jude Hospice is to bring compassionate care into the homes of those suffering from a life-limiting or terminal illness. Hospice services are available for those who have decided, with the consent of their family physician, to receive comfort care rather than rather than seek a cure for their illness.

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Sara Kelly
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