Encompass Health and Saint Alphonsus Health System announce home health and hospice joint venture in Idaho

Press Release

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC), a national leader in integrated post-acute healthcare services, and Saint Alphonsus Health System are pleased to announce a new joint venture agreement in Idaho. The new joint venture includes the following locations: Saint Alphonsus home health & hospice locations in Boise, Idaho, and the Encompass Health home health and hospice locations in Boise and Nampa, Idaho. The transaction closed on January 1, 2022. 

“We have an existing joint venture with Encompass Health for inpatient rehabilitation services, and we are excited to establish a new joint venture with Encompass Health as a valued home health and hospice provider in Idaho, with a proven ability to provide high-quality, cost-effective care while avoiding unnecessary hospital readmissions,” said Odette Bolano, President and CEO, Saint Alphonsus Health System. “Encompass Health’s home health and hospice operational expertise will enhance the high quality of care we provide in the communities we serve in Idaho.”

“We look forward to working collaboratively with Saint Alphonsus Health System to serve together as a compassionate and transformative healing presence within our communities,” said Barb Jacobsmeyer, president and chief executive officer of Encompass Health’s home health and hospice business. “This joint venture combines the expertise and resources of Encompass Health, one of the nation’s largest providers of home health and hospice services, with the trusted healthcare provider Saint Alphonsus, with more than four decades of home health service in Idaho.”    

This new joint venture complements the joint venture between Encompass Health and Saint Alphonsus that has been providing high-quality, cost-effective inpatient rehabilitative services in the market since 2019. Encompass Health is the fourth largest provider of Medicare-certified skilled home health services and a top 10 hospice provider in the country based on 2019 Medicare reimbursements.

About Saint Alphonsus Health System
As a faith-based Catholic ministry and not-for-profit health system, Saint Alphonsus Health System reinvests in the communities we serve, through charity care and other benefits. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of people by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, physician-led, innovative and community-based.  Saint Alphonsus Health System serves the people of southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada through these facilities: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise, ID; Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital – Boise, ID, a joint venture with Encompass Health; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ID; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario, OR; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, OR; and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group with primary and specialty care providers at over 70 clinic locations, all of which are members of the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a network of over 2100 employed and independent providers.  Saint Alphonsus is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation.  Trinity Health serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 94 hospitals and 122 continuing care facilities, home health and hospice programs, and PACE center locations.  To find out more go to: www.saintalphonsus.org

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility–based and home–based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 145 hospitals, 249 home health locations, and 95 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high–quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Encompass Health Media Contact: 

Saint Alphonsus Media Contact:

Casey Winger | 205 970-5912 

Mark Snider | 208-779-0560



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SOURCE Encompass Health Corp.