The KPC Group Completes the Acquisition of Ramona VNA & Hospice and Announces Name Change to Inland Empire Home Health & Hospice
Hemet, California – May 21, 2012 – The KPC Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ramona VNA & Hospital and a name change of the agency to Inland Empire Home Health & Hospice (IEHHH). An agreement was reached in March 2011 with Shova Healthcare VNA, an affiliate of The KPC Group, to purchase Ramona VNA & Hospice. The sale was approved by the agency’s Board of Directors and the Attorney General. An advisory Board will be established for the new entity consisting of community business leaders.
A Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) accredited community based agency, providing care since 1987 as Ramona VNA & Hospice, IEHHH supports 19,000 + Home Health visits and 48,000+ Hospice visits each year.
Offering a complete continuum of home care, under new ownership IEHHH will continue to provide Home Health, Palliative, Chronic Illness and Hospice services throughout Southwest Riverside County, including Hemet/San Jacinto, Sun City/Menifee/Perris, Temecula/Murrieta and Canyon Lake/Lake Elsinore.
In addition, IEHHH will continue to offer Community Outreach through The Healthy Elder Life Program (H.E.L.P. Line) senior resource and outreach, H.E.L.P Alliance community collaborative, adult bereavement services, professional continuing education, community health fairs, seminars and workshops.
Patients presently on services will continue to receive care from this clinicians that they have come to know and trust. The executive leadership team has not changed and the agency philosophy to embrace the highest standards, values, and ethics will remain the same. “We are proud of our history and embracing our future. We are pleased to continue to provide you the best care by the best staff”, said Carol Wood, President/CEO.
Inland Empire Home Health & Hopsice (formerly known as Ramona VNA & Hospice) is now an affiliate of The KPC Group. The agency has contracts with most senior health plans, is Medicare and MediCal certified and will continue to accept patients from all local providers. “Nothing has changed as far as our ability to accept patients,” said Wood. “It has been a smooth and transparent transition. Our standards, ethics, staff members and dedication to the community are the same with this sale. We have proudly served this community for nearly thirty (30) years, and we look forward to continuing to provide quality home health and hospice services as part of the integrated healthcare delivery system.”
A reception is now in the planning stages to staff, physicians and invited guests to celebrate the transition of Ramona VNA & Hospice to Inland Empire Home Health and Hospice.
About The KPC Group
Founded by Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri in 1994, The KPC Group has business portfolios in Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, Education, Real Estate, Architectural and Engineering, Energy, Waste Management, infrastructure Development, Agriculture, and Travel. The KPC Group owns majority shares of several hospitals in Orange County and Riverside, California. The KPC Group and its affiliates established one of the largest Independent Physicians Associations in Southwestern Riverside County. For more information about The KPC Group or Inland Empire Home Health & Hospice, visit their website(s) at www.thekpcgroup.com or www.iehh.org.