AUSTIN (KXAN) – St. David’s Health has expanded to include home health and hospice services.
St. David’s HealthCare at Home and St. David’s Hospice and Family Care has joined the system’s network, which includes more than 180 care sites; hospitals, freestanding emergency departments, urgent care clinics and physician offices throughout Central Texas.
The expansion comes a year after HCA Healthcare, the national partner of St. David, announced the completion of the acquisition of a majority stake in Brookdale Health Care Services by Brookdale Senior Living Inc., which expanded post-acute care services – specifically, home health and hospice. The services were renamed to St. David’s HealthCare at Home and St. David’s Hospice & Family Care in June 2022.
St. David’s also announced a $953 million investment in February that will build two new acute care hospitals in Kyle and Leander, a new behavioral health facility in north Austin and expand and renovate existing area hospitals Austin.
“St. David’s HealthCare is committed to ensuring that Texans have the care and support they need through every stage of life,” said David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s Health. “As the region’s leading health care provider , we’ve built a system around convenience and accessibility in order to meet the needs of our patients, and home health and hospice are a critical part of that.”
St. David’s Medical Center is considered Hospital no. 1 in Austin and ranked eighth best in the state, according to US News and World Report. St. Mary’s Medical Center David’s South Austin tied for No. 21 with Texas Methodist Harris Hospital in Fort Worth and University Medical Center.