Amedisys acquires Beacon Hospice Amedisys.

Amedisys acquires Beacon Hospice Amedisys, Inc. , one of America’s leading house health and hospice companies, today announced that on June 7, 2011, it shut the acquisition of Beacon Hospice, Inc. Two Rhode Island firms remain at the mercy of final Rhode Island condition regulatory approval in sport . As previously discussed within an April 18, 2011 news release, Beacon can be a service provider of hospice solutions with 23 free-standing places and one inpatient unit, serving the states of Massachusetts , Maine , New Hampshire , Rhode Island and Connecticut .

‘It’s been left to the ambulance program to fill up these gaps by default,’ Mr Oestreicher said. He went on to say the problem could not be solved on the cheap, or lacking any increase in resources that reflects the upsurge in demand. These issues will become among those debated at UNISON’s annual health conference in Brighton in a few days.. Ambulance staff struggling to cope National ambulance officer Sam Oestreicher said the ambulance service have been relying heavily about the goodwill and commitment of staff to maintain with the huge increase in demand over the past decade. ‘Staff have already been carrying the support for some time,’ he said. However now, ‘members are struggling to deal’. ‘In England, calls have gone up by an astounding 250,000 a year, prompting a significant review in to the real way the service is work,’ Mr Oestreicher stated.