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Erlanger, LHC Group finalize joint venture

Erlanger Health System, a five-hospital system in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Lafayette, La.-based LHC Group finalized a joint venture agreement Dec. 4 to enhance home health services for Chattanooga residents.

Under the agreement, LHC Group will obtain majority ownership and assume management responsibility of a home health facility in Chattanooga. The facility will operate under the Erlanger ContinuCare Home Health brand.

The financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

The news follows LHC Group's recent Nov. 16 announcement regarding a proposed merger with Louisville, Ky.-based Almost Family.

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