Jewish Family Service and Beth Sholom Village welcome LHC Group to Tidewater

October 8, 2021

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A decade ago, Betty Ann Levin, then CEO of Jewish Family Service of Tidewater and David Abraham, CEO of Beth Sholom Village, met together with their organization’s boards of directors to create the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater (HPCT) organization. The Gordon family’s confidence in HPCT was a key factor in reaching such lofty goals. The program has operated successfully throughout its existence.

Now, the agency is undergoing another evolution to adapt to the evolving environment of healthcare.

LHC Group approached the HCPT board about the possibility of taking over and managing the organization. During those talks, it was also learned that LHC Group was interested in doing the same with Generations Home Care, which provides home- and community-based skilled nursing and therapy services. Generations is a joint venture between BSV in Tidewater and Beth Sholom in Richmond.

HPCT remains the preferred provider to clients of Jewish Family Service and Beth Sholom.

“Throughout the past several years, the landscape of home health and hospice has changed dramatically, with group payment models and increased managed care restrictions making smaller organizations like ours at a disadvantage to compete in such a way that supports the growth and sustainability of the program,” says Kelly Burroughs, CEO of JFS.

The transfer of HPCT and Generations to LHC Group was completed on October 1, 2021.

LHC Group has home office locations in Lafayette, La., and in Louisville, Ky. With 800 locations in 35 states and the District of Columbia, LHC Group provides support to 525,000 patients annually through their home health, hospice, home- and community-based services, as well as facility-based care and ACO management.

“They are uniquely positioned to help support the growth of Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater,” says Abraham.

“Their experience and emphasis on providing quality, value-based healthcare to patients in the comfort of their own home settings mirrors what we have been doing for years, just on a larger scale,” he says.

The name of the organization will not change.

“The Board of the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater is honored to have provided stewardship of such a caring and well-respected program,” says Lawrence Steingold, current board chair.

“The gratitude that families and the healthcare community have expressed over the years has made all of us in the Jewish community proud.”

-Susan Graves

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