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Idaho Home Health and Hospice joins LHC Group

Twin Falls-based Idaho Home Health and Hospice has entered a definitive agreement with LHC Group Inc., Lafayette, La.-based LHC said in a release. Financial details were not disclosed.

Gary Thietten in 1977 founded Idaho Home Health and Hospice, which fields nine locations serving 28 counties in Idaho.

LHC Group CEO Keith Myers said Idaho Home Health and Hospice is recognized as one of the most respected home health and hospice providers in the industry.

Myers said that adding Thietten to LHC’s growth team “will be instrumental as we look to more aggressively expand our footprint throughout the United States by partnering with freestanding and hospital-based agencies that share our commitment to quality patient care and compliance.”

Thietten said he realized several years ago that Idaho Home Health and Hospice “would need to align ourselves with one of the consolidators in the industry, and I began looking for the right partner – one who shares my commitment to quality patient care and to the satisfaction of the dedicated employees and caregivers with whom I have been blessed to work for many years.”

Thietten has served four years on the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) board, representing proprietary home health agencies and is serving his second term on the NAHC board as treasurer. He has completed three terms as president of the Idaho Home Care Association and has contributed to the Home Care Advisory Council of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations – reviewing and recommending home care standards for home health, hospice and durable medical equipment. He is current editor of Caring magazine.

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