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Agapé Hospice and Hospice Care of South Carolina Rebrand as Agape Care Forming Leading Hospice and Palliative Care Provider in the State of South Carolina

Spartanburg, SC, September 30, 2020 – Hospice Care of South Carolina and Agapé Hospice are now together under one name — Agape Care. In January 2020, Hospice Care of South Carolina, a portfolio company of the Vistria Group acquired Agapé Hospice, forming the leading hospice care provider in the state of South Carolina. The merged organization serves all 46 counties in the state with a team of ~900 employees caring for more than 1,500 patients.

Agape Care provides care through three main programs:

  • Adult Hospice Care: Specialized end-of-life care for patients in the final phase of illness. 
  • Adult Palliative Care: Comfort care that provides relief to patients undergoing curative treatments.
  • Hands of Hope Pediatric Care: Palliative and concurrent care for any child experiencing a life-limiting illness. 

Agape Care also provides access to inpatient hospice care through its four hospice houses located across the state in Columbia, Lexington, Summerville, and Landrum where patients can receive state-of-the-art medical care. 

The company’s mission is to serve with love, providing comfort and support through compassionate care and meaningful experiences. The vision is to be recognized as the premier provider of care in the Southeast known for our superior patient-family experience, delivering the highest quality care, and building a culture of excellence.

“The integration of Hospice Care of South Carolina and Agapé Hospice has gone very well,” said Troy Yarborough, chief executive officer of Agape Care. “The teams have really connected to create a culture that is focused on delivering unparalleled patient experience and have already seen growth as a result. The new Agape Care brand truly represents how caring together benefits our patients, families, and employees as we have come together as one team.”

Agape Care continues to focus on expansion in the Southeast led by Dan Beuerlein, chief development officer for Agape Care. “I look forward to accelerating our growth strategy,” said Beuerlein. “The best-in-class operations team, superior clinical quality, strong patient satisfaction, and team culture at Agape Care leads the industry and sets a great foundation for expansion.”

ABOUT AGAPE CARE

Hospice Care of South Carolina acquired Agape Hospice in January 2020, and the combined organizations have come together as one team under a new name – Agape Care. Formed in 1997 as Hospice Care of South Carolina, now Agape Care, is a leading hospice care provider in the state. The combined organization has 32 branches that cover all 46 counties in South Carolina, ~900 employees and cares for more than 1,500 patients. Agape Care makes a difference in the lives of patients who are touched by an advanced illness. Recognized for its expertly trained and certified professionals, the company’s comprehensive hospice and palliative services are available across multiple settings.

 ABOUT THE VISTRIA GROUP

The Vistria Group is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on investing in middle market companies in the healthcare, education, and financial services sectors. Vistria’s team consists of highly experienced operating partners and private equity executives with proven track records of working with management teams in building innovative, market-leading companies.

For more information, visit: https://vistria.com/ 

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