EAGLE, Idaho, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Pennant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNTG), the parent company of the Pennant group of affiliated home health, hospice and senior living companies, today announced that it has acquired two affiliated hospice agencies in Arizona:

  • Prime Hospice, operating in the Phoenix metro area; and
  • Harmony Hospice of Arizona, located in Kingman and serving northwestern Arizona

The acquisition was effective May 16, 2020.

“These acquisitions are a great example of an off-market opportunity resulting from relationships we developed over many years,” said Daniel Walker, Pennant’s Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to source a number of off-market opportunities and marketing offerings as understanding of our innovative operating model, patient-centered approach to care, and emphasis on healthy culture continues to spread within the industry,” he added.

“We are excited about our continued growth in Arizona, where we have become a leading provider of hospice care,” said Brent Guerisoli, President of Cornerstone Healthcare, Pennant’s home health and hospice portfolio company. He added, “We have been following Prime and Harmony closely for a number of years and have been impressed by their firm commitment to quality patient care and their excellent relationships in the local healthcare communities. We welcome their teams and look forward to building upon their past success within our cluster-centered operating model.”

Pennant expects to close on the acquisition of a third affiliated hospice agency also located in the southwestern United States on or before July 1, 2020, subject to standard closing conditions. Mr. Walker reaffirmed that Pennant continues to pursue opportunities to acquire home health, hospice and senior living businesses throughout the United States.