UCLA Health and AccentCare create joint venture for post-acute care services

New agency aims to improve patient outcomes and experience

AccentCare Inc. and UCLA Health are creating a jointly owned home health services agency, AccentCare UCLA Health, to serve patients in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The new agency is designed to provide a comprehensive continuum of care after patients have been discharged from the hospital to facilitate efficient provider network communication, improved safety and faster healing.

Under the agreement, UCLA Health will be responsible for clinical oversight of post-acute services provided by the new joint venture agency, while AccentCare will provide day-to-day operational management, including patient intake, staffing and home health services such as physical therapy, medical social work and skilled nursing.

“We are excited to begin this valuable partnership with UCLA Health’s award-winning team,” said Steve Rodgers, the CEO of AccentCare. “Patients will benefit from the health system’s extended reach and our commitment to achieving comprehensive care and exceptional health outcomes.”

The formation of the new post-acute care agency aligns with the shared strategic vision of AccentCare and UCLA Health to develop innovative approaches to manage and deliver health care. The partnership will further extend AccentCare’s reach in California and is similar to partnerships that AccentCare has formed, or is pursuing, within its 11 states of operation.

“UCLA Health is committed to ensuring that our patients have access to a complete continuum of high-quality care, even after they leave our hospitals,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “This new service will help improve the overall patient experience as they transition home.”

The venture will enhance UCLA Health’s ability to improve patient outcomes by providing patients with post-acute services that link to their UCLA Health physicians, providing optimal clinical oversight. The partnership will also position UCLA Health to better serve diverse populations of people with chronic diseases.

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