“With the changing landscape of the healthcare industry, is it imperative that healthcare organizations continue to adapt and innovate,” says Jay Bowman, co-owner of Care First. “By partnering with LifeCare, Care First and EverCare have gained a strategic partner both on the local and national level to continue transforming the way individuals receive care throughout the care continuum.” Bowman and co-owner Shane Flynn are staying with the company and assuming new roles post-acquisition.
Care First is the fourth home health agency to be acquired by LifeCare Holdings, LCC. In 2016, the company acquired Beyond Faith, based in Texas; and in 2015, the company purchased both Haven Home Health, based in Dallas, Texas; and Complete Home Care, based in Boca Raton, Florida.
With a long history of providing industry-leading quality outcomes in long-term acute care, LifeCare is making consistent investments in post-acute assets including intermediate skilled nursing, transitional care and behavioral health services.
“To continue delivering world-class, patient-centered care, we must be competitive across the post-acute care spectrum and diversify our clinical offerings,” says Kristie Geist, senior vice president of home health operations. “We are excited to welcome Care First and EverCare to LifeCare and look forward to the partnership we will create and the care we can provide for the community of Las Vegas.”