Ascension Health's Michigan division announced the formation of Reverence Home Health & Hospice, a statewide homecare provider.
The plan includes 15 Ascension hospitals in Michigan and other facilities from Borgess Health, Genesys Health System, St. John Providence Health System, St. Joseph Health System and St. Mary's of Michigan. St. Mary's is the only Ascension ministry in Michigan that lacks an existing home-care agency, but it will offer health and hospice services when Reverence launches. Officials plan on launching Reverence on Jan. 1 and it will be headquartered at Genesys' offices in Grand Blanc, Mich. Linda Young, 52, was named as Reverence's president. She's the former administrator and chief nursing officer at Borgess VNA Home Health & Hospice, Kalamazoo, Mich.
“In preparation for healthcare reform and population health management, the primary focus of Reverence Home Health & Hospice will be to ensure seamless transitions of care and services between our health ministries' hospitals and home-care settings,” said Dr. Patricia Maryland, the Michigan market leader for Ascension and president and CEO of St. John Providence in Warren, Mich., in a news release.
“It will connect patients, families and physicians in the most profound ways, and ultimately result in the highest quality of care and experiences—all in the most cost-effective manner that comes from leveraging the collaboration of our Michigan health ministries.”