Hospice of Union County is now officially part of Carolinas Healthcare System. The final paperwork in the deal, which was announced last month, was completed Feb. 26. Both the Union County operation and Hospice of Anson County will become part of the organization’s Palliative Care and Hospice Network.
Carolinas Healthcare System officials said little would change with the way Union County’s Hospice operates, as it will still be a non profit agency. The only difference is the previous board of directors will now serve as an advisory board.
“We strongly support the need to keep strong local involvement in hospice operations because it’s crucial the services offered represent the needs of the community,” Carolinas Healthcare System Post-Acute Care Senior Vice President Connie Bonebrake said. “We hope to contribute to a strengthening of what HOUC can offer by the clinical expertise and best practices that an integrated healthcare system like Carolinas HealthCare can bring to the table.”