EAGLE, Idaho, Jan. 02, 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 a subsidiary of Cornerstone Healthcare, Inc., Pennant’s home health and hospice portfolio subsidiary, has acquired the assets of Desert View Home Health, which provides home health services in Clark County, Nevada. The acquisition was effective January 1, 2020.

“We have been eager for some time to pair home health services with our hospice operations in Las Vegas and the surrounding communities,” said Daniel Walker, Pennant’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “This transaction is an example of one of the many levers we can pull throughout our organization to accelerate additional organic growth,” Mr. Walker added.

The home health agency will be operated under the same local leadership as a Cornerstone affiliate that provides hospice services in Southern Nevada. The combined operation will be renamed Comfort Home Health and Hospice.

“We are excited by this opportunity to expand our services in Southern Nevada,” said Brent Guerisoli, President of Cornerstone Healthcare. “This acquisition brings to our organization a talented team of caregivers deeply committed to serving their patients, and integrating this team with our exceptional hospice agency enables us to offer a higher level of service across the care continuum to the local community,” continued Mr. Guerisoli.

Mr. Walker reaffirmed that Pennant is actively seeking opportunities to acquire home health, hospice and senior living businesses throughout the United States.

This article originally appeared in an article in GlobeNewswire.