Investment trends in the hospice industry have meandered in recent years, impacting providers’ approaches to growth in 2024. The mix of hospice buyers has become more diverse during the past five years to include more private equity investors, large health and hospital systems and home health companies, along with payers. These trends will have lasting impacts on how hospices orient their strategies for remaining competitive, according to Leslie Friedel, CEO of Indiana-based Stillwater Hospice. “The private equity involvement in hospice has impacted how others may view our industry and services. Many hospice providers have either joined up with a health system or there have been many mergers and acquisitions,” Friedel told Hospice News in an email.
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