Hospice of the Chesapeake Acquires Hospice of Charles County, Expands Access to Innovative Supportive Care Services

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Care company with 40-year history launches new brand identity to reflect broader service area and scope of services

Delegate Edith Patterson, Hospice of Charles County Board Chair, with Hospice of the Chesapeake leadership Mike Brady and Regina Moody in front of the Charles County Hospice House.

“We're grateful for the patience, dedication, and spirit of partnership that have led to this acquisition and expansion of care. We’re also immensely proud to join a small, elite group of national hospice providers that care for over 600 individuals each day." Michael Brady, Acting HOC CEO

Hospice of the Chesapeake, one of the region’s leading providers of hospice care, supportive care, and grief support, has finalized its acquisition of Hospice of Charles County, effective October 2, 2020. As the acquisition positions Hospice of the Chesapeake as one of the largest hospice care providers in the region, the organization has introduced a new brand identity to reflect both the physical growth and significant programmatic expansion that accompanies it.

“We are grateful to the Hospice of Charles County Board of Directors and staff for their patience, dedication, and spirit of partnership that have led to this acquisition and our exciting expansion of care,” said Michael Brady, Acting CEO for Hospice of the Chesapeake. “We’re also immensely proud that this new chapter which will position us among a small, elite group of national hospice providers that care for over 600 patients and families each day.”

This growth comes at a time when the organization is significantly enhancing its care offerings. “While we’ve expanded our reach of hospice care patients over the last several years, we’ve been simultaneously broadening the type of care that we provide through innovations in supportive care,” said Brady. “We’re approaching a 30% increase in supportive care visits from 2019 to 2020 and earlier this year introduced primary complex illness care as an additional level of support for these patients.”

Hospice of the Chesapeake’s new brand identity, including redesigned program logos, imagery and key messaging, better reflects this modern, multi-directional expansion of care and signifies a new era of education and outreach within the community. “Our new look is designed to evoke a feeling of comfort, calm and ever-present support for those who are living with illness and loss,” said Chief Medical Officer Eric Bush, MD, RPh, MBA. “It’s a true representation of our evolution and recent milestones, such as our Chesapeake Supportive Care program earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Community-Based Palliative Care Accreditation. We’re truly honored to support and comfort even more Maryland families from our new home in Charles County.”

To learn more about Hospice of the Chesapeake and its diverse programs, including: Chesapeake Supportive Care; Chesapeake Life Center; Chesapeake Kids; We Honor Veterans; and the John & Cathy Belcher Institute, visit https://www.hospicechesapeake.org/ or call 410-987-2003.

About Hospice of the Chesapeake:
For medical professionals and consumers seeking a responsive care provider, Hospice of the Chesapeake is a care organization offering hospice care, supportive care, special programs for children and Veterans and grief support services. We provide reliable, compassionate, expert care to patients and families in Anne Arundel, Charles, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland living with advanced illness and loss. Visit http://www.hospicechesapeake.org to learn more.

About Chesapeake Supportive Care:
Chesapeake Supportive Care, a program of Hospice of the Chesapeake, specializes in providing medical care that focuses on reducing the symptoms; pain and stress caused by serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. It is appropriate at any age or stage of illness and can be provided alongside curative treatment. The goal of supportive care is to improve quality of life for both patient and family. To learn more visit http://www.chesapeakesupportivecare.org.

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